You may notice that I go through phases when it comes to choosing my clothing. I’ve been in my purple /pink phase, most recently the black, white and red phase, and now here are some outfits that feature navy, red and white. It’s kind of a marine look, which I particularly love. I have also featured this marine style before.

Navy blue top with red hat and white pants

All these looks actually came about while shopping my closet. I stumbled upon this blue botton top that I have bought ages ago and which is actually very suitable for Singapore. It’s very airy, light and the longer sleeves are actually very convenient when going to the cinema here (as you will have read in my how to dress for Singapore article).

alldressedup necklace blue white

I was probably looking for an outfit that I could combine with this new Alldressedup necklace that I picked up from their sale. I thought it was perfect for all those outfits that just needed a little bit of extra color! This top suits the necklace so well.

Navy and white with stripes

While I was looking for navy, I also came across these navy pants, that have been hanging in my closet for quite a while as well. Somehow, these pants always seemed to be a bit too boring or just not quite right. But after a bit of searching I found this striped top.  It has a slightly lighter blue color and although it can be worn with the pants on its own, I thought it would be more interesting to combine it with my wide cotton blouse.

Blue white and stripes

I could have added the red here as well for a bit of color, but I guess liked a more classic and timid look on that day.  So I combined it with these mixed stones necklace that I snapped up in Shanghai.

Marine look - plain stripes top

But here is the outfit without the white top, for those that prefer even more simpicity!

I enjoyed wearing these outfits and was happy to rediscover these blue garments that were heavily underused.

Want to see more ideas? Check our tips on how to wear navy.

Any items in your closet that you need to rediscover?


Sylvia is 40+style’s editor-in-chief and has been helping women find their unique style since 2011. An alumni of the School of Color and Design, she is devoted to empowering women of any age to look and feel their best. Read more about Sylvia and 40+style on this page.

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