Sunday January 29, 2012 14:41

Color Style: How To Create a Sexy Navy Look

Posted by tina_peril


 

As basic as black but with a fresh-faced edge for spring, navy is the new neutral. It’s nautical by nature, but navy is as modern as can be when paired with this season’s pieces. We love it as a topper: a cardigan or a classic peacoat keeps you warm as fashion transitions into spring. We bring it to the office: a grown-up blouse or sleek dress. We take it to the weekend: a glittery flat, a striped top. And we adore it for the beach, its home sweet home, in a striped espadrille and sleek pair of shades.

Outerwear:

1. Rag & Bone Navy V-neck Cardigan ($300)
Preppy, polished, and a wardrobe staple, this Rag & Bone cardigan will take you into spring. Cute cardigan style with a boyfriend flair. Wear over anything from work week to weekend.

2. Burberry London Navy Addiscombe Double-breasted Short Coat ($1200)
It doesn’t get any better than Burberry. An investment in style, this classic peacoat features logo buttons, a slim cut with trim shoulders, and deep envelope front pockets.

Office:

3. Alice + Olivia Victoria Peplum Dress ($264)
Can’t you see Victoria Beckham or Kate Middleton working this dress? Its crisp, classic lines are made modern with its deep blue hue, exposed back zipper, and ruffled peplum. Wear it by day and work it for drinks, too.

4. Vince Night Blue Silk Top ($340)
Tuck it into a pencil skirt for work, then layer it with skinnies for weekend. This deep navy silk top works so many ways, bringing elegance to life with its clean lines. Tunic length with slightly longer back hem for bum coverage.

Weekend:

5. Rag & Bone Red/Creme Navajo Striped T-shirt ($110)
They go hand-in-hand. Few things are as classic as navy and stripes. This one gets a dose of red, too, making it an all-American t-shirt. Short, cuffed sleeves and a slimming, long length. Pair with everything from a skirt to skinnies.

6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Silver and Navy Glitter Mouse Ballerina Flats:
Weekend adorable. It’ll be hard to leave these behind come Monday, but these mouse-embellished slippers don’t have to leave your feet all weekend long. Add some sparkle to a simple pair of jeans with these glitter flats.

Beach:

7. Soludos Barca Striped Flat Espadrilles ($36)
The espadrille is everywhere this season! Summer’s take on flats, these wide blue nautical stripes belong at the beach. Comfy canvas with raffia footbed and rubber sole.

8. Tory Burch T Logo Sunglasses ($149)
Shades worthy of a celebrity. Tory Burch brings her signature style to this pair of sunglasses with enameled logo accents at temples, two-tone construction, and gradient lenses.

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