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Taking requests: A whole ton of navy blue

I had a few requests for this particular post—there seems to be a consensus that it is a bit softer next to your skin than black and therefore a good alternative as we reach a certain age—and am happy to oblige. I love navy pieces and tend to under-utilize them in my wardrobe. Also: Some of you worry about mixing it with black, but I think blue and black are fantastic together. First up: this crepe blouse is just the right amount of sexy. 

Just a good, slouchy tee.

These sweats are well-cut enough to wear out in the world, and not just for lounging.

I like the slight crop on these trousers.

Navy is pretty much the perfect color for these classic, old-school Adidas.

A smart, easy blouse that would look fantastic with a long pendant.

A very-nearly-perfect bomber.

I’m all about a seemingly straightforward piece with unexpected details, which is why this silk blouse appeals—those sleeves are great.

Just about everyone needs a nay blazer—it’s very French chick.

This jacket is definitely a bit of a statement, so I’d wear it very dressed-down with jeans and a tee.

These are one of my favorite pairs of Nili Lotan trousers—they’re insanely comfortable and (weirdly) flattering.

You can’t beat a classic striped tee.

I can’t allow myself to buy any more Barbour jackets, but if I did, I’d buy this one (and here’s a similar—though not cheap—plus option)


Skinny, straight trousers are always chic.

Another blazer, this one oversized and double-breasted.

Posted on August 17th, 2017 4 Comments

4 Responses

  1. Kate says:

    I remember someone extolling the virtues of navy and black back in the glory days of Lucky, and I have been happily mixing ever since!

  2. Viajera says:

    Great post!!!!!! I love navy. I don’t know that I look all that good in it – I tend to be on the reddish side, for unclear reasons — and I feel like sometimes it stands out more with blue. I *feel* good in navy though. Not sure why.

    Those two boatneck blouses are really quite nice.

    The military coat I think tried to be in the middle and I’m not sure it worked? I think it may need *more* buttons. Or maybe I just don’t “understand” it. Could be.

    On the Lotan pants… I’m afraid I am going to need verification from a neutral observer on the “flattering” part. (But I am obviously a crank and I confess, I do not believe I have seen such pants on any living creature, in person, on purpose. It’s not that I don’t trust you.)

    And the striped tee is to die for (also it’s organic cotton!)

  3. karen says:

    thank you, thank you, thank you~ i’ve been a navy lover for ever, and remember the many many years when it seemed to be impossible to find. so even though it seems to be here to stay, i’m stocking up just in case .

  4. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    Navy and black are my staple colors. I love navy! (And, my husband loves it on me, too, which is an added perk!). I love a good navy cashmere v-neck with white jeans in the winter. Chic!

    P.S. Thanks, Kim, for being so great about including varied sizes and price points in your picks. XOX