Q. A business associate had a colleague comment on the fact that she was wearing a navy suit which is only appropriate in summer. The suit was modern, tailored with belt and year round weight. She was wearing a soft blue shell under. Your thoughts on navy in fall and winter?
A. When did navy become appropriate only for summer months? If it were navy linen, then heck yes, put it away until next year, but clearly the business colleague doesn’t have much fashion knowledge. Navy is an all year round color. It if weren’t, what would men do since they seem to live in navy suits all year long? For women, we’re lucky we can wear navy in winter as wool dresses, slim cashmere sweaters, navy plaid pants, navy pinstriped pencil skirts... You can pair navy with plum, burgundy, olive, ruby, purple and more to give the color richness in winter.