The latest substitute for our fave go-to neutral is navy blue – and with good reason! This perfect shade of deep blue has been around forever, but it’s now becoming a staple foundation color in every wardrobe. Navy made a big impact on the 2013 catwalks, designers such as Monique Lhullier rocked spring fashion by mixing leafy greens with rich navy colors, and Zac Posen‘s stunning bold blue silhouettes translated beautifully from the runway to the red carpet. When paired with bright colors, navy is dark enough to create an eye catching contrast while still cultivating a causal and flirty addition to any look.
Whether you’re dressing for an event at work or running errands on Saturday morning, navy is the perfect color option. Building an outfit with key pieces such as a chic motorcycle jacket or a classy dress cinched at the waist makes for an easy foundation to layer up colorful pieces or other great neutrals. A brown leather belt is a key ingredient to dressing down an outfit, so depending on the formality of an event, switch out the belt on the dress and change from heels to flats. Viola! Same dress, two completely different outfits. Adding the perfect jewels to an ensemble completes your look by creating a dash of sparkle and ties an outfit together. Blue Goldstone is the flawless color combo of glittery navy in a shiny gold setting – see our pieces above and other gorgeous jewels in this brilliant color here!
**images: Dorothy Perkins Dress, Kendra Scott Chrissy Necklace in Yellow, Rag & Bone Brown Leather Belt, Kendra Scott Elle Earrings in Blue Goldstone, Paul & Joe Sister Biker Jacket, J Brand Boyfriend Jeans, La Garconne Vintage Gray Tee, Kendra Scott Betty Necklace in Gold, Madewell Skimmer Flats, Kendra Scott Laramie Ring in Blue Goldstone, Madewell Essex Messenger Satchel, Alexander Wang Navy Liya Pumps.