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.