As the old sartorial saying goes, “Black and blue, shame on you.”

But the style tide is changing. An under-the-radar trend, over the course of 2015, this once forbidden combo have become must-try fashion bedfellows.

So, can you wear navy and black together?

Even the likes of GQ and Complex have gotten in on the action, busting the style myth and offering a host of occasions where wearing navy and black is a winning choice.

It’s dark without feeling gothic, slick without being slimy. - GQ

Personally, I think the key to getting it right all comes down to the navy choice. It needs to be a deep, true navy - it’s when you head into mid-blue territory that it can be harder to work - whereas casual looks with light blue jeans can be pulled off.

This gave me the perfect opportunity to road-test my new jogging trousers from ASOS. I’m a little obsessed with these, I’ve been dying to get a pair of tailored jogging bottoms. Cuffed and slim-leg joggers are all over the place at the moment and are a key piece for anyone wanting to get in on the whole sports-luxe/athleisure wear trends.

I’ve tried on about 500 pairs of jogging bottoms recently - no joke - but it’s hard for someone of my build to pull it off, as my thighs and calves are bigger from training, it’s difficult to find a pair that don’t end up looking like tights. But ASOS saved the day. I also love that these are a more formal style, with zip detailing and belt loops, making it a great office choice too.

I teamed the look with my staple Clarks Chart Zip boots, Selected Homme v-neck t-shirt and Acne jacket (get similar here and here on ASOS), pulling the zip details throughout the look. Finishing the outfit are my Valentino Rockstud sunglasses.

Written by Neil Thornton
London-based coffee drinker. Editor by day, blogger by whatever time he finds spare.