It wasn’t long ago that we proclaimed that, “navy is the new black.” At the time we were seeing multitudes of stylish women hitting the red carpet in navy cocktail looks, a welcome break from all that black. At the Pitti Uomo trade show in Florence, we noted that navy menswear was the biggest trend of the week. Navy has been a wardrobe staple for longer than any of us can remember, so what do you call a trend that’s hardly a trend at all?
We might not know what to call it, but we know how to wear it: head to toe, layer upon layer and every, single, day. The brilliance of navy is that it looks terrific with every other color in your wardrobe, especially black and white. There’s no wrong way to wear it, as long as you’re piling it on.
From knits to leather, silk and wool, we found 15 covetable navy pieces you can wear all year long.