Navy plus cream/winning style combination

Navy kimono coat, cream wide trousers and top

Navy plus cream a winning style combination and one of my favourite colour mixes for summer.

I am a fan of the minimalist look of black and white as you can see from by recent posts here and here. However cream plus navy is a softer option. Cream is kinder to our more mature skin tones. Unless you have strong colouring navy can be more forgiving than black.

I am wearing my Mango embossed jacket/coat (a few years old) similar shape in floral (now reduced to £19.99 in the sale). I also found a similar style by Helene Berman. I have teamed it with my MeandEm cream linen crop trousers and cream silk tunic (last year) similar. White trainers Keds, navy clutch bag John Lewis and oversize fake pearl necklace. Similar at Etsy

Navy plus cream/winning style combination

I love a statement coat or jacket. I find that it can really lift an outfit from ordinary to stunning. I tend to allocate the largest part of my budget to a good quality coat in the winter. In the summer I find you can find interesting and unusual budget priced statement coats on the high street.

Navy statement coat, cream crop trousers cream top

One of my style tricks is to keep my top and bottom the same colour. I find that it gives height and by creating a continuous line has a slimming effect. This works particularly well if you are petite. I am lucky in that I am reasonably tall so can also wear contrasting colour combinations.

Navy statement coat cream crop trousers


What are your favourite colour combinations for summer?


  1. 30th June 2017 / 14:00

    Yep…navy with cream or white(in our Fl sunshine) is a way to always look elegant. Watch for our July 4th holiday celebration post…you know how we love red, white and navy!

  2. Susan B
    30th June 2017 / 14:36

    This is such a great look, Josephine! I just love that jacket!!!

    • 1st July 2017 / 16:07

      Hi Susan
      Yes I love the jacket. It was a sale purchase and I nearly did not keep it but glad I did. I think you have something similar.

  3. Lesley Pearce
    30th June 2017 / 19:49

    Very stylish look Josephine, cream is so much softer for people like me with grey hair.

    • 1st July 2017 / 16:06

      Hi Lesley
      Yes I find navy very flattering with my grey hair.

    7th July 2017 / 00:29


    • 8th July 2017 / 16:27

      Yes La Contessa you are right I do need one of Catherine’s wonderful cashmere wraps.

  5. Anonymous
    13th July 2017 / 20:15

    Fuschia and white, navy and white, turquoise and white are my faves. I wear black all winter, so i rarely wear black in the summer. Cream doesn’t suit me, but true white works.

    BTW, I have a pait of cropped white pants similar to the ones you’re wearing, and I love them. Being tallish is what makes this length work. This is a better choice for me than cropped pants, shorts, and even skirts. It’s also a length that transitions well from day to evening.

  6. Theresa
    29th September 2017 / 20:25

    Hi Josephine
    I’ve only recently found your inspiring site and think you are a breath of fresh air to us ladies in our prime & loving it.
    BTW, I think you look fantastic!

    • 1st October 2017 / 14:17

      Welcome to my blog Theresa and Thank you so much for your kind words.

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