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
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.
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.
What are your favourite colour combinations for summer?