Summer's Favorite Color Trend Mysteriously Looks Great With Everything
It's also a go-to for the fall and winter months.
When we think about summer outfits, navy blue pieces are definitely part of the mix. A navy and white striped sweater is basically a beachside staple, while a dress in the same shade is a lighter, less serious version of an LBD. Yet, while this color is a key part our year-round wardrobe — we love it in the fall, winter, and spring, too — we still encounter the occasional fashion dilemma. Choosing which colors to go with navy blue might feel tricky at times, but the solution is rather simple: navy looks great with everything.
After taking a peek at some street style inspiration, we've realized this color is probably the most versatile...ever. Red, pink, beige, black — mysteriously, it works with them all. Plus, after things cool off and we're back to bundling up, there will be no shortage of ways to wear it.
Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Navy Blue and White
It's one of the most popular pairings out there — crisp, clean, and super sleek.
Why Not Try... A white dress with a structured navy blazer, or a white button-down with a navy midi skirt.
Navy Blue and Beige
Two neutrals turn show-stopping when worn together. Plus, you can amp up your look with vibrant footwear or accessories.
Why Not Try... A beige jacket layered over a navy jumpsuit, complete with green heels. Or wear a navy sweater with khaki pants and a printed scarf.
Navy Blue and Black
It was once considered a faux pas, but that's no longer the case. Instead, these colors create a striking and unexpected combination.
Why Not Try... An oversized navy shirt with black bike shorts, or a black tank dress layered over a long-sleeved, navy turtleneck.
Navy Blue and Grey
This duo always looks sharp, whether you're going casual or dressing up for the office. We recommend sticking with a lighter shade of grey to provide some contrast.
Why Not Try... Breaking up your grey sweats with a navy jacket, or wearing a navy vest with grey slacks.
Navy Blue and Green
Navy and green give us preppy vibes, likely because many plaid prints include the same combination.
Why Not Try... A forrest green suit with a navy shirt, or navy pants with something lime on top.
Navy Blue and Brown
Don't forget the power of these two basic colors. Should you be stumped when it comes to shoe choice, brown is always a winner with a navy outfit.
Why Not Try... A navy maxi with the addition of a brown bag or boots.
Navy Blue and Red
While slightly patriotic and nautical, a little bit of red will somehow make blues seem even brighter.
Why Not Try... A red jacket over a navy set, or a red dress with a navy hat.
Navy Blue and Yellow
Yellow tends to pop when styled with almost any color, but against a darker shade, it'll really wow.
Why Not Try... A navy dress and yellow heels, or navy sweatshirt with cropped yellow pants.
Navy Blue and Pink
Reach for something vibrant, such as bubblegum pink pants, which will really shine against neutral wardrobe staples.
Why Not Try... A navy blazer and flared pink pants, or a navy cardigan over a pink dress.
Navy Blue and Orange
Technically, orange is the opposite of blue on the color wheel, so when styled together, they make quite the impact.
Why Not Try... An orange turtleneck under a loose navy dress, or orange shorts with a navy tank top.
Navy Blue and Baby Blue
The contrast between two shades of blue will help your stand out in the crowd, and this particular outfit proves that navy and metallics are also cool and eye-catching.
Why Not Try... A navy jacket over a slinky baby blue dress, completed with silver boots. Or go with a navy suit accented with a baby blue bag.
Navy Blue and Navy Blue
When all else fails, monochromatic outfits are an easy yet fashion-forward choice.
Why Not Try... A navy coat over navy co-ords, or a navy tee with a navy mini skirt.