Article written for WINQ.COM which you can find here.
The must-have neutral in your wardrobe, navy blue is sophisticated, stylish, effortless and timeless. Who says wardrobe neutrals have to fall somewhere within the black/white/grey/beige spectrum?
Stylist and fashion blogger Michael Parker, AKA “Boy In Breton“, is here to offer his tips on how to pull off navy this season.
Navy on Navy: “This has been a favourite look of mine for quite some time now. A navy cashmere jumper worn over a white shirt with cropped navy trousers and Adidas Superstar trainers is a sure fire way to nail the trend!”
Navy Base: “Use navy blue as a base for the rest of your outfit. A navy roll neck sweater with raw indigo denim jeans, tan Chelsea boots and a camel overcoat looks effortlessly chic.”
Footwear: “Opt for a navy blue pair of smart shoes instead of the usual black for work or events. It injects a little bit of personality to your look without being too risky.”
Accessories: “Sometimes black accessories are too harsh for your outfit. Look out for navy options, which work well with brown or black shoes and belts.”
Michael’s Top Picks
BOILED WOOL & CASHMERE SWEATER BY ACNE STUDIOS £350
Made from a blend of boiled wool and cashmere this sweater from Acne Studios adds great texture to your look.
NAVY CHINO TROUSERS BY SUNSPEL £140
Invest in a classic chino for both smart or casual occasions. This pair from Sunspel has classic five pocket styling with a tapered leg. Take them to a tailor and have the leg shortened by an inch for a modern sartorial look.
DIEGO DENIM SHIRT BY REISS £90
This slim fitting denim shirt from Reiss is perfect for off-duty style. Made from 100% cotton it is perfect for layering this season.
NAVY MELTON PEA COAT BY FOLK £375
A classic double breasted pea coat will always be in style. This style from Folk is a modern take on a traditional style.
THEO DAY DOCUMENT CASE BY MULBERRY £795
Designed for the modern man in mind, the Theo Day document case from Mulberry is a real investment to carry your belongings in.
FOXLEY TASSEL SLIPPER BY JIMMY CHOO £350
Crafted in Italy, these stunning tasselled slippers from Jimmy Choo are sure to turn heads of everyone in the room when out enjoying a cocktail or two!