“Where is Spring??” seems to be the rallying cry amongst Northern Hemisphere style bloggers, and while I truly can’t complain about the weather here, even for Southern California le printemps seems to be taking its time arriving. Downright chilly mornings and cool afternoons predominate, yet needed seasonal rain is playing coy. Still, the days are longer, gardens are waking up and blooming, and a change is in the air. And I’m ready for it!
Navy feels a bit fresher than black for Spring, and I facetiously refer to this outfit as my Business Casual Navy Suit. It’s only been in recent seasons that I’ve really warmed up to navy. Growing up I’d come to associate this color with a very staid, conservative style of dress. Think Thurston Howell III, or my great-grandmother’s navy dresses, or school uniforms. And there were so many rules about wearing navy: preferably with navy shoes only, never with black, with brown only for very casual outfits….and on and on. But navy has shaken off those shackles, plays well with other colors and looks very chic when paired with black. And for those of us who build our capsule wardrobes around neutrals, navy is more flattering against many complexions than black, yet retains all of the versatility.
I’ve come to consider navy my wardrobe’s new BFF!
Jacket: J.Crew “Schoolboy” blazer.
Scarf: Nordstrom’s Cashmere Blend Eyelash Wrap.
Tee: Saint James
Jeans: NYDJ Jade Leggings
Booties: Arche Garok Bootie. These are walk-all-day c0mfortable, the nubuck resists scuffs and water, and they wear like iron!
Watch: Michael Kors.
How do you feel about navy?
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