One of the best ways to build a capsule wardrobe is to be consistent in a color palette and one of my favorite combinations happens to be navy with black. When Spring comes, I tend to replace a lot of my grays with navy. In fact, I wear mostly black, navy, white and khaki–with a shot of color here and there, until the leaves change for fall.
The simplest, and still one of the chicest, ensembles is to choose a navy sweater and black pants or jeans. A ballet flat or loafer, a bag and a piece of jewelry, and you’re out the door. When summer weather hits, I replace the pants with a black dress and sandals. I also plan to wear a longer skirt in navy and black (last post) with a tank and thin navy knit. Ultimately, the less I stray from a very narrow color spectrum, the more pulled together I feel. And, I find that by being restrictive, I end up buying better pieces in my narrow category, which I can’t wait to pull out of my closet. Here, some ideas below.
Love navy and black, also love navy and army green…I invariably make a “mistake” when I veer off the colors that I wear over and over again. Thanks for the reminder.
Wow… 2nd Michael Kors item that you’ve shown — that impresses me. Not a typical MK fan, but love this cardigan and the other skirt you showed last week.
I pretty much live in black, dark navy, dark gray with some respite offered by dark green (forest being my very favorite shade of green) and cream or white (of the shirt or blouse variety). Those are the colors I feel most comfortable in and that I can mix most comfortably.
Navy and black must be in the air. I recently read a blog which broke down Sofia Coppela’s outfits, mainly featuring navy and black. She is another style hero of mine. I love quiet style. Wearing navy in spring just seems so fresh.