August 30, 2016
This is a great dress – it appears to be fairly trimly cut until it reaches the hips, and then swish!
I took a little bit different approach to this dress – I found simple, classic navy shoes that I’ve included with all of the pastel colors. And there’s a pretty straightforward formula for these – I looked for scarves, bracelets, earrings, necklaces and bags in the accent color, and then chose the pieces that I liked the most! My criteria were pretty much that the accessories should be as close in color to the cardigan as reasonably possible, and that they share a feeling or aesthetic. (that last part is hard to define, but I know what I like when I see it!)
This is an obvious color scheme, if you spend a lot of time studying the color wheel!
If you find a yellow cardigan or jacket that appeals to you, GRAB IT; yellow is terribly difficult to find…
While this first green isn’t exactly a pastel, I wasn’t going to pass up this combination!
I just think this is pretty. Sometimes, pretty is enough.
There are beautiful lavender/lilac garments in the world, if you look long enough! The subtle richness of these colors looks beautiful with navy:
Yes, I know that grey isn’t technically a pastel color, by some definitions. But it’s soft, it looks great with navy, and if I include it here, I get the “14 different ways to wear a dress” that is fast becoming a Vivienne Files tradition!
For more in the One Navy Dress series, check out the following articles:
- One Navy Dress in a Capsule Wardrobe: 14 Ways to Wear it With Pastels
- One Navy Dress in a Capsule Wardrobe: 14 Ways to Wear it With Brights
- One Navy Dress in a Capsule Wardrobe: 14 Ways to Wear it With Muted Accents