WHAT TO WEAR WITH A NAVY SKIRT

what to wear witha navy skirt

A navy blue skirt is possibly the easiest of the wardrobe staples to wear. Such a versatile piece it can be worn to the office with a shirt & pumps or vamped up with a silk cami & strappy heels for a special evening event.
Additionally, a chic yet casual look for Summer can be achieved with a simple white T-shirt & Greek sandals. Would you agree my case for adding this skirt to your hard working wardrobe is strong?
Speaking of which…

what to wear with a navy skirt

Whistles navy blue linen skirt | Boden orange shirt | Whistles orange platform pumps | Anya Hindmarch blue striped clutch

Whistles navy blue linen skirt | Boden orange shirt | Whistles orange platform pumps | Anya Hindmarch blue striped clutch

Todays outfit is a strong feminine look in tribute to Blogging sensation, Angie.

Her brilliant Blog revolves around all things Italian so it’s no surprise I’d be besotted by it & her! Fortunately for me she noticed RCM too – naturally we soon developed a mutual admiration society.
Which brings me back to todays post & LINKUP with Reasons to Dress.
This, my first ever co-hosting experience is super exciting & I can’t wait to get started meeting everyone! I hope you all enjoy looking around RetroChicMama, I’ve worked extremely hard this past week getting her (naturally my blog is a she – wink) speed up to a more pleasing pace for you.
This Girl Boss look I styled by pairing my bright orange shirt & platform pumps with my navy blue linen skirt. By the way I bought these fabulous shoes on a 2nd hand website although they’d never been worn! You can read more on that in my post about turning 48 last year.
Finally, the beige cardi softens the look slightly but ties in perfectly with its navy striped edging.

blue take away coffee cup and orange opi varnish

Whistles orange platform pumps

Boden orange shirt with Whistles navy skirt

Whistles orange platform pumps

Whistles orange platform pumps

Whistles navy linen full skirt

Whistles navy full skirt

Boden orange shirt | Anya Hindmarch blue clutch | OPI orange Varnish

Boden orange shirt with Whistles navy skirt

Shop my outfit

See ya, Mx

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  • Comments ( 27 )

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    Reasons to Dress (@reasonstodress)

    I am so flattered by your wonderful words! And I LOVE THIS COMBO!! A woman that knows how to style complementary colours is lady of style in my book. I’m so proud to have you as the #reasonstodress linkup co-host this week! And I can’t wait to share you on social media throughout the next few days!

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      What can I say Angie? The feeling is mutual xxx

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    Abby

    You have no idea Michelle how much I love your pumps! I want some too:) And love your link-up too… xx Abby

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Hey Abby! These are probably the highest pair of shoes I own & every time I wear them I wonder how the hell I’ll walk in them. You know what? They are actually really easy to walk in! Weird?
      Regarding my first time co-hosting a linkup – It’s so exciting! I was a little nervous about the technical side but Angie is a fantastic tutor & talked me through it step by step. Although I have to admit to a mini meltdown when I awoke to RCM crashed this morning. Wtf??? As you know the blog has been testing me technically recently in all manner of ways. Almost pulled my hair out at times – bald fashion blogger HAhahaha
      Mxxx

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    Johanna

    Loving this pop of mango! It’s the perfect accent color against the skirt! Adorable!

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Hi Johanna great to see you popped over to RCM!
      I have to say I love that you called the colour Mango, wish I’d thought of that πŸ˜‰
      Mx

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    Ivana J

    I really like orange and navy combination, and i think you look great xoxo

    http://thefurthestthingfromperfect.blogspot.com/

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thank you so much Ivana. Yes I also like how the orange brightens up the blue.
      x

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    Ev

    Love it! <3

    ______________________
    PERSONAL STYLE BLOG
    http://evdaily.blogspot.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thank you Ev πŸ˜‰
      Mx

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    samantha4blair

    Michelle,
    This post has highlighted a phenomenon that I knew existed but never really thought too much about.
    Until this moment.
    Some people (especially women) just have a natural beauty.
    I mean, that effortlessness.
    That delicate femininity that just oozes timeless style.
    You have that.
    In spades.
    XXX
    Samantha
    P.S Oh, and Navy and orange gets my colour-vote, every time :oD

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Cor Blimey woman what an incredible thing to say! Thank you Samantha you’re very kind xxx
      I see that beauty you’re talking about in all women – Is it because I’m a make up artist? Or… did I choose that particular career path because I see natural beauty in all women?
      I don’t know it’s a chicken & egg kinda question πŸ˜‰
      I know one thing for sure, when a woman has self confidence she shines.

  • avatar
    Mary Murnane

    Spotted your look on Instagram and had to stop by and tell you how much I love it! The orange and navy look so pretty on you! Such a lovely combo!

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

    http://marymurnane.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Mary, coming from you this is such an enormous compliment! You are such a stylish & beautiful woman, thank you so much for taking the time to leave me this comment – Your blog is stunning by the way.
      xxx

  • avatar
    No Fear of Fashion

    Hah… that is fun. Of course I will join you. Hobnobbing with the British for a change instead of the Americans or Canadians. I could so live in Great Britain, but I also love The Netherlands. How about winning the jackpot and buying a second home in GB??? A girl can dream…
    Anyway… I think you look great in your orange with blue. You will turn heads. (Even though the shoes are fantastic, it must have been a little cold during the photo shoot haha.)
    Greetje

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Or we can do a house swap! Ok if I leave my kids though? Hahaha

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    Sheela Goh

    I realised I’ve already gushed over this outfit in your IG feed, Michelle, but I do feel that it warrants a second fan-girl moment πŸ™‚ I honestly would never have thought of pairing navy with tangerine!! When I think the former, it’s almost always associated with either a warm pink or a zesty chartreuse πŸ™‚ so as clichΓ©d as it may sound, thank you for the inspiration. This is certainly something I’ll be experimenting with and soon xo

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      retrochicmama

      I have to agree Sheela pink is beautiful with navy. My problem is that pink doesn’t look good against my skin so I always avoid pink toned tops. I’m so pleased you got something from my post, that really is the best part of blogging xxx

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    Jacket Society

    What a great color combo! You look fab πŸ™‚
    Nora
    http://www.jacketsociety.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thank you gorgeous Nora xxx

  • avatar
    Rebecca

    You have such a cool blog and love this chic easy breezy outfit here – those tangerine pumps are the perfect pop of color for Spring! Have a lovely weekend ahead!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Hi Rebecca,
      Thanks so much, it’s lovely of you to say that. You’re blog is pretty cool too. I love your little tag at the bottom “smile & hair – my own” very cute xx

  • avatar
    The Stylopedia

    I’m very late to the party, but I love this feminine, yet punchy, look! You look gorgeous. xx

  • avatar
    welovefur

    UI’m in love whit this look and perfect combination of color.
    Your blog is very interesting
    I hope you will like mine
    http://www.welovefur.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Hi Samantha, Thank you for your lovely comment. Your blog is very professional & you are a beautiful woman, the fur aspect is debatable πŸ™‚

  • avatar
    cheriejamesp

    Oh I missed the link up! Love your tangerine and navy combo. I especially love your linen, I think its linen, skirt. And I love how you paired such a cool two-toned clutch with your look! So chic.

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com
    STYLE NUDGE

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Hi Cherie! The link up was super fun but they fly by don’t they? Glad you like my outfit, you have such gorgeous style yourself so it means a lot.
      xxx

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