It's also a go-to for the fall and winter months.

By Samantha Sutton
Jul 03, 2020 @ 11:30 am
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.