This season , take a cue from the Royal British Navy and inject navy blues and crisp whites into your autumn. "Why"- you may ask?- "I am perfectly happy with my black and white instead thank you." Well, would it interest you to know that dark blues represent knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness? That it is associated with trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence and intelligence? Or perhaps that French Vogue has dubbed navy the new black this season? Maybe you could be enticed by knowing that Celine, Dries Van Noten and Chloe sent out models in head to toe navy on their autumn 13/14 catwalks and they looked incredibly feminine and powerful at the same time?
Look, I'm not here to argue with you. Black is black and will always be black. And head to toe white has been THE combo for the last few seasons - I know you know that. But this season, black just might need to step aside a teeny weeny bit for navy, ok? Because navy looks heavenly with white, nudes, chestnuts, blacks and ochres. Because navy just looks so beautiful on coats, skirts and cosy sweaters. Ok, so I'm arguing, but let me tell you : navy feels oh so good! How do I know? Because I have been wearing it a LOT. Henceforth, to close my argument I present to you my favorite pieces ...
Create some relaxed elegance with a modern neoprene skirt mixed with the softest cashmere ( Toni Maticevski skirt, Banjo & Matilda cashmere sweater, Tiffany & Co bracelet, Amber Sceats ring, Christian Louboutin pumps )
Make like a Navy Admiral in head to toe white ( H&M jacket and belt, Toni Maticevski skirt, Gianvito Rossi pumps, Alexander Wang clutch)
Mix fluffy angora and mohair navy with smooth maroon leather and nudes for a new spin on autumn (Viktoria + Woods sweater, Eska Alikai skirt, Christian Louboutin pumps, Celine chain necklace,Pink Lou Lou necklace)
Mix luxe details with easy separates for a perfect mix of high + low ( Toni Maticevski top, Topshop shorts, Rag + Bone fedora )
Go luxe with a perfectly cut navy coat - even when you are just playing sailor ( coat by Bassike, push up bra and matching knickers Undressed by Marlies / Dekkers, ankle stockings by Levante, Casadei pumps )
Double denim is one of those trends that was labelled as “wrong” and “tacky” for far too long thanks to embezzled jeans and jackets, bad cuts and awkward styling ( ahem Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, I'm looking at you )
Thankfully, designers have decided to look past this and embrace denim for what it is – a beautiful, hardwearing and versatile fabric that is soft, comfortable and cool. Double denim is back! Seen throughout resort ‘14 lookbooks like Chloe, Balmain, Christopher Kane and Alexander McQueen, this look is looking far more polished and restrained than its ‘80s and ‘90s faux pas friends.
Above: Mix a light chambray shirt with some pink accessories ( Maison Scotch shirt, Proenza Schouler bag from Land's End store and Pink Lou Lou necklaces)
Play around with different jean washes and textures and cool accessories ( Bassike jeans, Celine bag from Land's End store, Oscar Wylee x Kahlo sunglasses ((top)),Persol sunglasses ((bottom))
A combo of a well cut boxy top and pencil skirt works as well off duty as it does on ( Lover skirt and top, Gianvitto Rossi heels, Proenza Schouler bag from Land's End and Lovisa jewellery )
Check out the full story and 5 more pictures up now on vogue.com.au here!
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