Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Outfit Post: In the Navy...

Style Theory: Navy...understated, flattering on the skin, slightly Parisian in nature and all round easy colour to wear. It is the antithesis of streetstyle, it whispers rather than shouts, it is effortless and doesn't take an awful lot of styling to look good...
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For driving around to meetings miles away I needed to feel comfortable but slightly business-like so I reached for a navy ensemble, practical, warm  and understated...




Name necklace - AnnaLou of London £58
Boots - Topshop £79
Bag - Radley (old season) similar here
Hat - Anthropologie (sold out)

My J Brand jeans are my new, favourite smart/casual items of clothing, they are expensive but so far, so worth it. They fit like a glove, have perfect stretch, do not dig into my tummy (no undoing my jean button when I drive then forget to do it back up when I dash out for petrol!) They are definitely better with heels and the Topshop sock boots are the perfect partnering. 

I saw this jumper on Michelle from MyFashionable40s and had to buy one too (she has great style), it is from Banana Republic and is gorgeous, I love the ruffle detail and the fact it is just so wearable. Similar to my Cos jumper I have worn non-stop for the last year. It smartens up jeans but will also look great with my distressed boyfriend jeans and leopard print heels for an evening out.

My name necklace is a must incase anyone forgot my name (I like to make things easy for people) and my Maje coat, another huge investment (still sitting on credit card eek I will pay it off at some point!) but it is one of those coats that looks understated but classy.

So when in doubt reach for navy...it can make you look sophisticated and chic with minimal effort.

Are you a fan of Navy, is it the colour that dominates your wardrobe? I am planning a work wear blog - a caspule collection that will see your through this tricky winter/spring time..will be live soon. As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time Frances xxxx

8 comments:

  1. Hi Fran, gorgeous sweater - I am eyeing out the red - did you have to size up? Also love your jeans! If you see anything similar locally please let us know!

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    1. Hi Carol, I bought the sweater in the medium so I did size up one size and it is quite comfy! I have heard really good reports about the Topshop crop kick flares and the New Look ones and the black River Island ones seem to be pretty good too xx

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  2. I love navy and that's a lovely outfit, I particularly love that hat! I have quite a bit of navy in my wardrobe, so versatile, it looks great with other neutrals as well as colour.

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  3. Love this look on you Fran. Gorgeous coat, what size did you get? M x

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    1. Thanks so much Michelle my coat is a size 38 xxx

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  4. Outfit envy Frances.....love everything about it! Your coat is so gorgeous, a brilliant investment and you really do rock those crop flares with the sock boots! Obviously I adore the sweater, thank you, so kind of you to mention me! xx

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    1. Thanks so much Michelle and thanks for your tip off about the sweater I love it! xx

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