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What to wear with navy

(20 Posts)
Fakingit36 Sat 07-Oct-17 17:59:20

I'm trying really hard to get out all my autumn/winter work stuff and buy strategically to fill gaps and make maximum number of outfits. Also trying to go into expensive stores and try things on for fit, then look on eBay - especially for blazers. I'm done with polyester. Anyway, here's my style problem you guys: what to wear with navy. I have 2 nice basic winter navy dresses and a navy pair of trousers... but no real strategy for them. I think last year I did my grey blazer with them- not sure if that's totally legit. And all my shoes are black. Should I maybe invest in brown boots and blazer? Do navy shoes look too matchy matchy? How is navy/gray ? All seems much easier in the summer - navy/seersucker (I'm in US) and navy/white work. Thanks!

Fakingit36 Sat 07-Oct-17 18:00:35

Btw- I spelled grey/gray both ways there - Brit who has lived in states a decade smile

Jasminedes Sat 07-Oct-17 18:02:00

I like dark grey boots with navy.

bingohandjob Sat 07-Oct-17 18:07:23

I wear a lot of navy and for accessories/shoes I go with silver, red or yellow (bit appreciate that might not be as subtle for some) and white tees/tops.

CountFosco Sat 07-Oct-17 18:18:31

I wear a lot of navy and regularly wear head to toe navy just like you would with black. I regularly mix navy with black or grey (although I do have a pair of grey jeans that I don't like with navy so it does depend a bit on the individual items).

With your navy dresses black shoes with black opaques would look OK. I'd not wear a brown, that's not really fashionable, I'd go for burgundy instead and in that case match tights and shoes again.

With navy trousers you can wear anything you want surely but navy, black, grey, or burgundy would all look professional. I'm considering getting yellow socks to wear with navy brogues and trousers but my workplace is at the casual end of smart casual.

Alexindisguise Sat 07-Oct-17 18:21:50

I wear navy more than black, its very versatile and goes with lots. My favourites are tan, red, mustard, khaki green, grey and coral.

Tiddlywinks63 Sat 07-Oct-17 18:46:35

Camel, cream, coral, teal, burnt orange and emerald green look good with navy.

Alexindisguise Sat 07-Oct-17 18:48:45

Oh yes I forgot about orange!

museumum Sat 07-Oct-17 18:52:54

I wear navy and grey. And have lovely pewter shoes.
My grey Zara blazer has a navy lining. I also have a navy and white coat.

museumum Sat 07-Oct-17 18:53:35

Oh and tan ish brown goes with navy very nicely.

mrscampbellblackreturns Sat 07-Oct-17 18:55:07

Burgundy is very nice with navy as is camel.

I also mix black and navy a lot.

OoohSmooch Sat 07-Oct-17 18:58:01

Navy goes great with grey and can also consider plum, purples, pinks and reds! Do a Pinterest search of navy outfits and you'll find a lot of inspiration!

missyB1 Sat 07-Oct-17 18:59:42

I'm a Navy and grey fan.

silkpyjamasallday Sat 07-Oct-17 19:43:42

I wear navy and black all the time, I don't see the issue, black shoes, black jeans and navy jumper or shirt or black tights and shoes with a navy dress. But I also wear pink and burgundy together and quite like a clash. I think navy looks awful with brown or tan/camel but I often see it. Grey definitely goes but can look a bit dull.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sat 07-Oct-17 19:46:47

Mustard yellow, tan, chartreuse or cream. I also quire like lilac tones with navy blue. Red and/or white are just way too nautique for words...

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sat 07-Oct-17 19:47:16

QUITE!! blush

Lucked Sat 07-Oct-17 20:10:02

Loads of navy here. I wear tan shoes or boots with trousers and I have oxblood ones for dresses and skirts.

I have lots of pink/magenta but also the odd bit of yellow and emerald green.

Fakingit36 Sat 07-Oct-17 20:47:33

Great ideas ! Thanks.

hollygolipo Sat 07-Oct-17 20:55:59

Oxblood, orange, grey velvet and leopard skin (not all at once)

Mrsmomo Sat 07-Oct-17 21:11:29

Check these out OP ;)

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