I am a BIG fan of black clothing. I LOVE black. It is my go-to, my must-have, my everything but…..lately, I’ve been sort of and kind of feeling all that navy out there. Inky, slimming, rich navy blue is a great alternative to black, less somber, less harsh but still super chic and sophisticated.
When adding navy to your rotation, treat it like you would any other neutral. Pair with white, camel, grey, red, green, yellow…it’s also great with light denim. In terms of shoes and bags, black is perfectly acceptable but this is also a good time to reach for some colour (again red, green, yellow…). If you’re not a colourful accessories kind of person, try cognac whose warm rich orangey-brown tones beautifully with navy.
Here are some of my favourite navy pieces, all available at Coquitlam Centre.
Wide-Legged Pull-On Pants
With an elastic waist and wide, flowing legs, these navy pants are comfortable and stylish. Pair with a fitted top and block heels or a cropped and oversized t-shirt and sandals.
Available at H&M $29.99*
KARL LAGERFELD PARIS Fit and Flare Sleeveless Dress
This sleeveless fit and flare dress with white stripe and keyhole neckline pairs is great for work or fun. Pair with block heels or with flats and a denim jacket.
Available at Hudson's Bay $189.99*
Zippered A-Line Trench
An A-line trench with asymmetrical zipper that is perfect for those cool spring days. Pair with a pair of wide-legged pants and a striped cold-shoulder sweater.
Available at Cleo $139*
Babaton Dunlop Jumpsuit
With it's tailored fit and trendy cropped length, this jumpsuit gives off a slightly androgynous vibe. Pair with lace up heels and a statement necklace.
Available at Aritzia $225*
Do you feel like everything you own is black (not that there's anything wrong with that)? Try a navy blazer. It softens your work look but is still a great neutral. Pair with black, cream/white, grey, pink...
Available at Le Chateau $150*
*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.