Thursday, September 05, 2013

Chic Sightings: Turquoise and Navy

This first outfit is what got me looking for turquoise - the pieces are all really simple, but the color combination was striking, and the proportion of the long tee shirt, the cropped cardigan, and the modestly longer shorts was both pretty and unique.  Once I started to focus on looking for turquoise with navy, I saw it quite a few times!


two navy and turquoise outfits - Chic Sightings
Tee shirt – Proenza Schouler, navy cardigan – Dorothy Perkins,  shortsJil Sander,  flats- Splendid,  dress – Diane von Furstenberg,  cardigan – Fedeli,  scarf – Hermès,  pumps – Trotters
two navy and turquoise outfits - Chic Sightings
Jeans – 7 for All Mankind,  tee shirt – Proenza Schouler,  earrings – Barbara Rybarovacanvas shoes – Keds,  blouse – Michael Michael Kors,  pants – Max Mara,  bracelets – Vivien Frank,  shoes – Cole Haan
Cowl sweater – Diane von Furstenberg,  skirt – Marni,  scarf – Little Fool Handwoven Textiles, boots- BP,  sweater – P.A.R.O.S.H.,  tweed skirt – Lanvin , necklace – Lilla Balazs, slingbacksJ. Renee

And as I've noticed before, when you started to actually collect clothes in these colors, it becomes an effortless capsule or travel wardrobe!

a navy and turquoise capsule or travel wardrobe; 13 pieces, plus accessories

Jaeger


14 comments:

  1. Love how just a few turquoise items perk up the neutrals. Over the past two years I've added turquoise scarves, tee shirts, and a couple of sweaters to my summer clothes, but wanted to extend the color into my winter wardrobe. I'll start looking for a necklace, some shoes, and a long sleeved tee. I might even try on some colored pants! Usually I can look at any of your color combinations and make some transitions in my mind to see how I could use the ideas, but to see MY colors on you page thrills me!

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  2. Turquoise is one of my year-round accent colors - love it with navy. I could see me wearing every outfit in today's grouping. I would love your EF skirted leggings in navy, and I have been searching (in vain!) for a luxurious navy cable cashmere sweater. Thank you again for all you do for us!

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    1. Oh I too have been searching for a "luxurious navy cable cashmere sweater". Let me know if you find one!! I have seen quite a few nice cashmere sweaters / cardigans in navy but they are all plain. As a knitter myself, I appreciate pattern and texture with knitted fabrics and really would like one with cables!

      ~ Martha

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    2. Try perhaps Pure Collection.

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    3. Http://Www.brora.co.uk has one in french navy. They have wonderful cashmere made in scotland.

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  3. Women in the street are clearly very, very chic in Chicago! I love these outfits, Janice. (And the great thing is that someone wouldn't be forced to choose between a teal and grey wardrobe and a navy and turquoise wardrobe; everything could be worn together!)

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  4. Love these colors together. And, I am with Gail. have moved closer to a gray and pink wardrobe for winter, but can sub in navy or turquoise with either of the others for the odd day when i want to be different. I know, it stretches the core wardrobe a bit, but i like it anyway!!

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  5. Turquoise and navy: such a chic combination. I believe I can come up with something shopping my closet. And as Gail pointed out, there are some chic sightings in your town. Not so many in North Central AR. :(

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  6. I love the turquise too. Although it works for me with the navy; I can also just as easily replace all the navy items with brown ones.......

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  7. Navy and turquoise is the mainstay of my dream wardrobe but I'm still looking for navy slacks. Grey is my substitute.

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  8. I so enjoy all your wonderful work! Many thanks! It's such a nice way to start the day! I enjoy all your color combos, unfortunately black looks ghastly on me so it's always nice to add these type of colors to my files!

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  9. This is absolutely lovely! I substitute teal for turquoise and that works marvelously with navy, as well. A bit more subtle than the bright turquoise. Love this combination. Thank you. Susan (Minneapolis)

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  10. Janice, I know this request will probably put you way out of your comfort zone but just once, could you do an extremely feminine collection ? ie girly girl. Much love xx

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