I’ve been receiving LOTS of questions about wearing navy clothing with brown shoes, and “warm” colors. This seems like it could be tricky, since navy is pretty much a cool color, but men have been making this combination of cool and warm work for decades, and it always looks great! My suggestions:
- make sure your “navies” go together – navy can vary widely. Either buy all pieces at one time (ambitious, to be sure!), buy them from the same designer (equally ambitious), or plan to carry or wear a couple of navy items when you shop, so that you can be certain that your current garments will work with new purchases.
- feel free to experiment with any warm color as an accent. Green, gold, every shade of rust, persimmon, and coral will look great with navy.
- With skirts, navy hosiery will keep your look more consistent. Buy your tights at the same time as your skirt – navy can be difficult to match! With pants, the sky’s the limit for socks…
- Tie together your look with warm-toned jewelry – gold with tortoise (fake, of course), coral (also fake!!!) or topaz will keep the warm theme predominate.
I’ve put together a wee travel vignette to illustrated my ideas – enjoy!