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Coming up with creative color combinations for your fashions can be confusing, especially if you haven't got a natural eye for it. However, a girl looking to pair tights with a navy blue dress and shoes doesn't have to get lost in the range of options available. Just like an artist picking out paint, or a fashion designer seeking swatches, a stylista can take her clothing cues from the navy blue side of the classic color wheel.
To accent your outfit's navy core color, choose a chic complementary hose hue. Complementary colors, which a girl can find on opposite sides of the artist's color wheel, make each other more intense-looking and give your look more visual interest than other types of combos. Go for an eye-catching yellow-orange, like the stylish, super-trendy mustard and rust shades you've seen on the catwalk, or pump up the contrast with a primary yellow or bold orange.
Make Me a Match
If you love a more harmonious look with broader appeal, you'll want to dabble in dyes that are analogous to navy. You might never pair up navy tights with a navy dress, unless you're into the monochromatic trend, but coming close can give you a sophisticated style. Look for tights in blue-green hues like jade or aquamarine, or zero in on anything in the blue and purple range, such as indigo, violet and Prussian blue.
Seasons of Style
When dolling up her dress with tights, a girl can't count out weather conditions. Following fall fashions in the heat can really drag down a look, especially if you're also in navy. Lighten up for spring and summer with pale, pretty versions of your analogous and complementary colors. Pastels in yellow, lilac and robin's egg can be perfect. In autumn, add in midrange red-purple tones like burgundy and wine, and don't be afraid to go even darker once you hit winter.
Dos and Don'ts
Unlike other blues, navy can often be treated as a neutral. This means you've got a lot more to work with when it comes to other colors, so don't feel like you always have to stick within the rules. Make dynamic choices, like putting on a pop of primary color or adding other neutrals. You can also take a chance on unlikely or discordant color pairings that, at first, may not seem like a perfect match. Try wearing navy with white or a bright cherry red to start. Be creative.