Oh y’all – I have MISSED Fashion Fridays!
My daughter asked me last week if I was going to write any more fashion posts. I said, well there really hasn’t been a lot to write about.
With a global pandemic and office attire consisting of yoga pants with cute accessories on a Zoom call, and then a return to “fashion” last year with all the designers phoning it in, I haven’t had much fodder.
I’m sorry if you are loving your new wardrobe of Little House on the Prairie dresses, but it is my fervent hope they make their ways off the shelves in the not to distant future.
I’m not bashing maxi dresses, in fact I’m a new convert, but all the flowers everywhere. And some really bad fabric.
But that is not what brings us back together again!
Good fashion is making an appearance. And we are going to talk about it.
The next four weeks I’m going to talk about what’s out there that’s worth wearing, IMHO.
I couldn’t be more excited to talk about NAVY on today’s Fashion Friday.
A color? You’re talking about a color, you ask?
Yes. Because this color does not get its fair due. It’s one of my absolute favorite staples but can be impossible to find many seasons.
Navy looks amazing with anything. Navy and kelly green (or pink) for spring, yes please. Navy with oranges/rusts for fall, um I’ll go back for seconds. Navy on navy or navy with ivory or navy with basically anything.
How does black get all the play when navy is such a sophisticated alternative?
Well it’s everywhere this fall.
I’ll be featuring some of my favorite new acquisitions and some of my wish list items. One of which I can’t show you today because it’s in next week’s fall trend (hint hint, it’s both perpendicular and parallel).
Navy is THE easiest trend to incorporate because it automatically goes with everything in your closet.
So the cheapest way to pick up a little navy is to add one of these cute tops.
This gorgeous wrap solid navy number from Banana Republic would look gorgeous with some bright plum or rust pants for fall.
Or, if it’s still warm where you are for fall, try one of these lighter numbers with navy in the print. I picked up the striped one with orange from LOFT and my daughter heartily endorsed (she does that now that she’s in 6th grade) and the popover from Gap is versatile enough to dress down for soccer or up for work:
For fall weekends, throw this navy ombre ponco on with your jeans and booties. Not only does it capitalize on the navy trend, but ponchos and ombre coloring is on the rise everywhere. Think you’ll look too much like Clint Eastwood? Throw caution to the wind, and a little extra make up on, and embrace your inner spaghetti western cowboy:
If you’ve actually been loving all the long floral prairie dresses from Target to Nordstrom, then don’t let me stop you. Let’s just tailor it a bit more and throw in navy as the base color to make it fresh for fall. I love how Ann Taylor is styling this midi dress with boots:
Or even go simpler, a shoe, a handbag, a trouser or jeans (and if you throw in high waisted, you are REALLY on trend, I just can’t pull them off). Solid navy. Simple. Sophisticated. Find them anywhere – Ann Taylor, DSW, Nordstrom’s, pic your fav.
Alright, next week is the BIGGEST trend for the fall and I’m here for it. What are you seeing in stores that you love? Is it fun to think about fashion after nearly TWO YEARS of abdication?