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Fashion: Sarah Stright-Hartley

August 8, 2012

Sarah Stright: Fashion "rules" that were made to be broken


NEW CASTLE — Finally, the color navy seems to give a lot of trouble. I was recently asked what business appropriate colored shoes go best with navy. In one word? Everything. Navy is a neutral color and because of this, you can wear basically anything with it. One suggestion I have is to print out a color wheel (you can find several of them just by Googling) and hang it in your closet. Looking at the different color combinations may give you a spark of inspiration to try colors that you haven't thought of before. Look to the right. I've grabbed one pair of business trousers in navy and paired it with several different colors to give you an idea of how easy it is. Granted, if you work in a very formal office, not all of the options will be appropriate, however, don't be afraid to mix it up if your office is a bit more casual.

So, what do you think? Will you be breaking these fashion "rules"? What are some others that you've heard?

If you have any fashion questions, please email me at And for more fashion inspiration, visit my personal style blog, Coming Unstitched, at

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