How to Pair Navy and Denim

Hello Monday! Today let’s talk about how to pair navy and denim.

I tend to pair my navy tops with white bottoms, especially in the summertime, but wearing navy with denim can create a low profile look that is effortlessly chic.


This split neck mixed media top is from LOFT, and it’s currently 40% off with code HBDUSA. It has lots of pretty details like the shirred split neck and shirred back yoke, cap sleeves, and a crinkly texture in the front. (The back is a soft woven fabric.)

It runs true to size, and also comes in petite and plus sizes. I have my usual small.

When pairing navy with denim, I usually go for some contrast… although every once in a while, I do pair navy with a darker denim for a more formal feel.

In this case, I chose these Kut from the Kloth boyfriend shorts in a medium blue wash. You can get them at Evereve and, and they’re TTS. I have the 6.

They have a relaxed fit and a cuffed raw hem with some subtle distressing, which keeps the look low-key and casual.

A Stylish Way to Wear Navy and Denim

As with any simple outfit, accessories are key to making it look intentional, and I like to incorporate some juxtaposition to keep it interesting. My jewelry and sandals keep the look neutral while adding a touch of glam to the otherwise casual look.

These fringed earrings give the look a bit of a boho vibe, and I like how the white and gold pops against the navy top and my dark hair.

I also wore these stretch bracelets in shades of white and gold, and I finished the look with metallic flat sandals.

The raffia wrapped buckle is a fun detail, and they are very comfortable with a memory foam footbed — perfect for wearing when you’re entertaining friends or will be on your feet a bit.

In fact, this is exactly the sort of outfit I like to wear when having friends over in the summertime. I wore a similar outfit last night to host a small going away party in our backyard.

Pairing navy and denim can seem boring, but when you’re intentional about the color combination and accessorizing, it can be a great way to create a low-key look that is relaxed yet stylish.

How to Pair Navy and Denim

Outfit Details:

navy top // jean shorts (also at  Evereve) // sandals // earrings // bracelets

Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the summer look she’s styling today!

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