Street Style: In The Navy

If you ask me, there are few colors more timelessly chic than navy. (To this point I will argue that black is not really a color.) It’s grounded, sleek, sophisticated and seasonless. Washed-out navy shorts in summer look as right as a wool coat in such a deep hue it’s nearly midnight.

I spotted this girl on Grand and Crosby, wearing one of my favorite navy-pairing combinations: with olive green. It breaks up the monochromatic effect you get when you pair a dark blue jacket with dark rinse jeans, and the effect is mildly preppy, still very much downtown, and all-around easy.

I’ve been searching for the perfect navy pea coat, and this look only further inspires my desire. A simple, classic coat like this will never go out of style, and can be worn with just about everything, from denim to dresses to denim dresses.

For a funky alternative, I am totally into this BB Dakota jacket with a fur hood. If you’re not in the market for a warm topper, build up your navy wardrobe with versatile pieces like this pleated maxi skirt or  ankle-zip skinny pants from Vince.

[Photo by Taylor Davies.]



  1. January 26, 2012 / 12:44 pm

    Great look. And I completely agree. A simple navy blazer is high on my list for the exact same reason.

    Rebecca (hearts)…

  2. February 1, 2012 / 12:00 pm

    I had been after a navy coat for months as, like you, I felt it would be timeless and chic – I eventually found an amazing navy pea coat in H&M for less than £20!!! Have lived in it ever since!! 🙂

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