Why Navy is the New Black

Everyone looks good in navy. It’s more forgiving than black, less harsh and conveys subtle whiff of sophistication. It is the most popular colour when it comes to a striped pattern and looks both classic and sharp at the same time.

Overall, when a lady is wearing navy, the impression is that of a classy, effortless style.
There are very few women who have no navy in their wardrobe, and Goose Island customers are no different.  In fact, the absence of black in a wardrobe is understandable; black may be slimming and fierce, but it can also be draining and downbeat.

A navy top, dress or trousers is flattering for formal or informal or occasions, easy to wear during the day or the evening.  In fact, there’s virtually no garment that doesn’t look great in navy.

Navy ladies topSo how should you be wearing navy this season?  As well as the traditional mix with white or even with red and white, this spring why not try a plain navy top with pale pink or classic camel, or even a mid-grey.

Navy and white striped linen jacketAs mentioned, navy and white is a classic combination and navy and white stripes even more so.  You can really make a plain outfit stand out with the addition of a stripy, linen jacket like this addition to our current spring collection.

Navy and white print topNavy patterns also work well (remember we said earlier that all clothing items look great in navy), and this is particularly pertinent when it comes to casual wear.  Whether it’s a classic sailor top or other patterns, like this stretchy and flattering white top with navy hearts, the addition of navy will always enhance your look.

When it comes to dresses, there’s nothing more sophisticated than navy.   A navy dress speaks formal workwear or chic, elegant evening wear.  In fact, if you pick the right style and fabric, then your navy dress will work for both. 

Navy smock dressAdd a silk scarf or light snood to this flattering, smock-style navy dress with a pair of flats or ankle boots, and you will be suited and booted for work.  Transform your day wear into a party dress with big and bold silver bling and some heels and heads will be turning when you enter the room.

At Goose Island we love navy and we know our customers love navy… so watch this space for even more navy styles in our new spring and summer collections.

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