Style Tips: Navy by Nature

Ahoy, ladies! The fashion forecast is in and sailor style is officially bang on trend. To be fair though, the timeless elegance of cool navy blue is a perennial favorite year after year, no matter what the season. With its clean-cut simplicity and easy glamour, you can’t go wrong in an outfit of classic navy blue regardless of the occasion. Consider this your official call to action: navy blue is primed and perfect for summer!

Laced in Luxury


Style maven Kim Le is the fashion force behind the blog Lace and Locks where she profiles the latest looks and trends for her stylish audience. One of her most favored looks has to be pure navy blue. She emulates a style often seen on red carpets from the likes of Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian: navy blue lace.

Here she wears a stunning fit-and-flare midi style dress composed of daring appliqué lace. Best of all, she shows us how to flatter a petite frame to gorgeous effect. By complementing the mid-calf dress with a pair of nude-colored ankle strap heels, she effectively lengthens the appearance of her more diminutive frame. Better yet, her body is made to look longer and more streamlined. A win-win, if you ask us!

Forecasting the Fall


Fashion photographer Sandra Semburg recently shared this stunning shot on her Instagram feed which showcases the latest Sonia Rykiel Pre Fall 2018 collection. Here is an outfit that beautifully captures the covered-up elegant effect achieved with navy blue and white stripes. This style may cover everything from the neck all the way down to the ankles, yet still gives off a cool, sophisticated summertime aesthetic.

We wouldn’t expect anything less from the legendary French designer though. Sonia Rykiel was after all the brains behind the iconic Poor Boy Sweater. In fact, legend has it that Audrey Hepburn saw a cover of Elle magazine featuring Rykiel’s Poor Boy design and immediately scooped up 14 of the same style. Consider this maritime dress the modern-day version of the longstanding classic.

Riverside Reverie


For London-based fashion blogger Emma Louise Layla, navy blue is more than just a fad. It’s a wardrobe staple. “It’s so versatile, it’ll be worn to everything from weddings to work, summer evenings out and lunch at the weekend!” she says, captioning this shot of her in a skater-style navy blue lace dress.

We must say, she may well be on to something. A style like this one makes an easy style choice depending on your needs. For a professional office look, cover up with a co-coordinated fitted navy blue blazer and conservative pointy heels. Then, if more glamour and mystique is required for a night on the town, simply vamp things up by slipping into your slinkiest pair of stiletto heels along with sultry red lips and sparkly silver jewelry. If it’s a laidback lunch meeting with the girls, play it down with a casual denim jacket plus a pair of Converse sneakers. One dress with several styling options – what summer style should be all about!

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