When it comes to wardrobe staples, the little black dress is always at the top of the list. Often overlooked as the preppy neutral, the navy dress is just as versatile and every bit as essential. It is the softer, more cerebral version of the LBD. With the right accessories, a navy dress looks polished and sophisticated — and not the least bit preppy.
Leopard print shoes or a cheetah coat paired with black is a bold, urban and slightly edgy look. The same prints paired with navy, creates a more understated and slightly retrolook. Green accessories, especially in Kelly Green, look far more vibrant paired with navy. A navy also looks on-trend, and not remotely out of place, in the middle of July or January. It’s the wardrobe staple everyone never knew they needed.