Slipping on a pair of navy shoes with royal blue clothes may feel like a fashion faux pas, but it’s actually a stylish step. Don’t shy away from a monochromatic look -- going head to toe in one color family yields a polished, put-together finish.

Make It Work

The key to monochromatic dressing is balancing lighter and darker hues, so ground your look with navy and let bright blue be the star of the show. A vivid cobalt dress with navy pumps works particularly well when further enhanced with a navy-blue satchel to tie the look together. You can also bring in additional shades of blue when building an ensemble -- rock navy blue heels with a royal blue skirt and a cornflower button-down for a monochromatic outfit that’s perfect for spring.