Navy is the new black | Mdina, Malta

Navy is the new black | Mdina, Malta

Navy is a colour I’m loving at the moment. In fact, blue in general, especially with all the blue skies at the moment. Looking back, all shades of blue were big on the Fashion Week catwalks.  For me, it’s rich blues and navy that I’ve been lusting after and wearing the most recently. It’s one of the most adaptable colours and it suits everyone.

 What I’m Wearing

Navy works in exactly the same way as black as a canvas colour, but it just gives that subtle hint of something extra. I think of it like denim. You can pair any colour with dark denim and navy wears the same.

Now, you don’t have to tell me twice about a jumpsuit- they’re my uniform.

I bought this one for £15, reduced from £50 and it’s love!

I love the fact that it’s tailored, yet it’s still comfortable. The cut is really flattering.  And, it has the all-important pockets!

Navy is the new Black

Mdina in Malta and what I wore totally inspired this post. The buildings and the colours are just stunning, with a perfect backdrop everywhere you look. How could I not be inspired!

And if it all looks quite familiar, that probably means you’ve watched Game of Thrones. Because much of Season 1’s King’s Landing was shot in Malta. And lots of the landmarks around Mdina were used as part of Westeros.

A Game of Thrones

But, let’s get back to the subject, I overpacked. Not even going to pretend, but that was mainly the other bits, rather than clothing. Having the chance to take some photos for the blog and video for YouTube meant equipment over load!

What I didn’t pack much of is jewellery. I’ll be honest, I used to wear loads, but after having B, I stopped. Having a baby swinging off your earrings is not fun. I keep forgetting I can wear it agin now. But, if I wanted to switch up this look, there are so many options.

But, my clothes worked well together. I packed complementary colours, either next to each other on the scale or at opposite ends, so I could easily mix and match. So, I had whites, navy, mustard, reds, and greens. Plus some leopard print, because you simply can’t go wrong!

Unlike the trip I talked about in the Transition Wardrobe Giveaway, that’s live at the moment, I was baby-free and so I could take full advantage of having luggage space just for me. And also, wearing whatever I liked, without fear of  it being devastated by some carrot crisps or worse!


Navy and Red

Mdina has so many gorgeous doors and windows in shades of pink and red, that it was hard not to take a picture in front of every one! Navy with reds and vibrant raspberry tones is such a good way to wear and temper the current trending pinks. Pink isn’t going anywhere for Autumn/Winter 2017 and red will also be big – as seen at Maxmara, Victoria Beckham, Prada et al.

In the Navy

Navy is up there, too with designers like Dior, and it can give that perfect balance to those pinks. Or, add a bold complement to vibrant red. Wearing a darker block of colour is a good way to slim.

You can add an optical diversion to the parts you like by adding a splash of colour of pattern there. That’s my trick!

Navy and contrasting prints

Statement shoes are a favourite of mine. You know that. But, I’ve said it and I’ll say it again, they are a great way to add interest to a monotone or basic outfit. Again, you can tone down or elevate any pattern with a navy backdrop.

I do like to clash prints here and there and, though I don’t do it head to toe. Yet. Right now, a little goes a long way for me!

Navy and White

It’s a classic colour theme for a reason. It just works and who doesn’t love a breton stripe! But, away from that and from nautical themes, there are loads of ways to wear navy and white. One of these seasons hot trends is gingham and the cold shoulder and bardot trend is going nowhere. Though, I will say, to me a bardot is always in style! My wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without them!

Team navy and white with gold or red accessories and I think it screams chic!

Navy with yellows and mustards

I’m not wearing it in the pics, but I’ve been pairing this jumpsuit with a mustard yellow trench from M&S for an easy, casual stylish look. I have had so many compliments on it and I’m obsessed with it.  Obsessed. It’s like the faux leather jacket in our giveaway, because it’s perfect for the transition.

Yellow (along with pink) are the key colours the fashion world is obsessing over this Spring and I am fully on board. Did you see my favourite yellow picks? 

Navy is the New Black

 Navy with Browns and golds

Navy and gold is such an elegant combination. Those Balmain blazers with the eye-watering price tag are not coveted classics without reason – they come in that classic blue with gold buttons. It’s a colour combination that just really works.

 On Location

I have to say, it’s taken me a while to not cringe and die inside at having my photo taken in public. I still do, but, I love the way these photos turned out and I think Malta was a perfect backdrop. It was worth bringing my camera with me, that’s for sure!

They were taken on a day sight seeing and so Michele, my bestie, was on hand as my personal photographer (hah!) as we pottered around Mdina. I reckon she did a good job! As for Malta, I’d highly recommend it as a place to visit if you haven’t been already. 4 days was just enough for me as I didn’t take B. I’ll definitely be back!

There’s a post coming next week on places to eat and when I get the chance, I’d like to publish a full review of the hotel we stayed at,  The 5* Corinithia Spa Hotel. Spoiler: We loved it!

And, old navy? I think it’s safe to say, you can pair it with just about anything.

What’s your favourite navy combination?

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  • Margaret Gallagher
    2 years ago
    Ooo wow loving tje style - so elegant - pure class
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  • Alisa Moore
    4 years ago
    Mdina is such a fascinating place, was there in the summer too. #nailedit
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  • 4 years ago
    Navy is pretty much my favourite colour - my whole wardrobe is based around it! Colette recently posted...In the Night Garden goodies – GiveawayMy Profile
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  • 4 years ago
    I'm loving the navy look it is so classic and will never go out of fashion. Oh and you look stunning!
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  • 4 years ago
    I actually love this and just went to buy but its out of stock in my size - and i have a ASOS points voucher to use too! Booo.. Have saved though in case it comes back in stock. Looks perfect for wandering around. Your photos are fab too!
  • 4 years ago
    You look absolutely gorgeous. That jumpsuit is divine and those leopard print shoes are too cute. Fabulous outfit, you stunner :) And to add to that, Malta looks beaut as well!
    • 4 years ago
      Thanks so much, lovely! ☺️Malta really is beautiful. I know you love travelling, so I'd definitely add it to your bucket list! 😘😘
  • sandy Ralph
    4 years ago
    wow you look fabulous, i do love navy too
  • 4 years ago
    I love navy I think it is so much more flattering than black. Black can be so harsh at times but navy is a bit softer. The location is gorgeous!
  • Lula Mercer
    4 years ago
    You look incredible! I love all of the photos. Navy is such a great and versatile colour. x
  • Hollie Phillips
    4 years ago
    I love navy too but I can't pull it off as good as you!
  • 4 years ago
    So elegant and beautfiul! I love navy and have lots of pieces. Thanks for linking up
    • 4 years ago
      Thanks lovely! And, of course, thanks for being such a great host! Hope you're not too sad to be back from your hols. Loved your instastories! 😘
  • 4 years ago
    That navy jumpsuit is lovely on you, as is the little bits of Malte in the photos. What a nice place, perfect for blog pictures! I like the leopard print shoes for a little touch of print, a really nice combination! :) I've been wearing navy a lot lately too, it's a good neutral :) I'm wearing it in my most recent post actually, haha! Hope you are having a great week and had a nice Easter.
  • I've always been a fan of navy and have a wardrobe full of it. I need to get better at matching it with some brighter prints, as I can be a bit boring! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove
  • I'm totally with you - most of my wardrobe is navy and I just pair it with different colours and prints to switch it up. It's such a flattering and easy to wear colour. I love that jumpsuit on you too, it's beautiful, and a massive bargain too! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons recently posted...#SharingtheBlogLove #40My Profile
    • 4 years ago
      Thanks Katy! I am seeing so many beautiful navy clothes at the moment. I'm even wearing it on my nails, too! 😂🙈. Total bargain for this jumpsuit. Really pleased with it. Thanks for stopping by #SharingtheBlogLove xx
  • Alina
    4 years ago
    My figure really doesnt suit jumpsuits but you look amazing! Navy is a great colour to if your a little to obsessed with black like me
    • 4 years ago
      Totally! I find myself reaching for black so much, especially in winter. I'm finding navy is a great way to break free a little! 😂x
  • Jordan Jarmain
    4 years ago
    I must admit I can't resist a nautical theme. I love navy with a splash of red and a white stripe or two. I eagerly await little navy waistcoats making a comeback cos they were my absolute faves for a night out a few years back xx
    • 4 years ago
      You really can't go wrong with a nautical there, can you! I think you should bring those waistcoats back. Over a statement sleeve top would bring it right on trend! 😘
  • Mummygummie
    4 years ago
    I love navy too, such a versatile colour and makes a nice change from black. Absolutely adore that jumpsuit too!
  • Kerry norris
    4 years ago
    Navy looks absolutely gorgeous on you. Those leapord print flats are fab x
  • 4 years ago
    I love navy, it's been my new black for many years, such a great base colour! #sharingthebloglove
  • 4 years ago
    I'm with you on this - navy has always been my black ... my skin is very fair and where black enhances the shadows I now have around my eyes, navy just gives a little something better... I usually wear it with white or red...sometimes both. I've never managed to find a jumpsuit to suit me though, I'm only 5ft4" and my bum/hips are curvier than my top half....and now I'm pregnant again I've no chance lol #brillblogposts
  • 4 years ago
    Love Malta, love Navy! I cannot believe the price of that jumpsuit. You look gorgeous x #brilliantblogposts
  • 4 years ago
    Navy is definitely one of my favourite shades of blue, like you said its like black and can be worn with practically any colour. I am loving this fitted jumpsuit and how you fill it up nicely. Anosa recently posted...{Travel} Highlights of BudapestMy Profile
  • 4 years ago
    These are amazing photos, you look great in them. I love wearing navy lately too, I am actually wearing a navy tea dress as I write this now x Newcastle Family Life recently posted...Other Bloggers Family Lives Featuring They Grow So QuickMy Profile
  • 4 years ago
    I love a good bit of navy and this jumpsuit looks beautiful on you! Navy is such an easy colour to match with other pieces and as a mummy that's just what I need :)
  • Navy blue is definitely the new black. You look lovely.
  • 4 years ago
    You look amazing and you're absolutely right, what a backdrop for your fashion shoot. I love the jumpsuit. I'd love to be brave enough to get one but I'm so unsure whether it would look good on me x Cath - BattleMum recently posted...Switch and Fix Bob the Builder Action Figure ReviewMy Profile
    • 4 years ago
      Thank you! It's like a blogger's dream for photographs, isn't it! It took me a while to get into jumpsuits and now I'm obsessed! 😂x
  • 4 years ago
    Navy really is the new black. In fact it is better than black because it looks more sophisticated. Love your outfit and the backdrop is everything x
    • 4 years ago
      Thanks Ana! I agree! It's just that inch more sophisticated, isn't it! 😘
  • 4 years ago
    You look absolutely STUNNING! And these picture are gorgeous. I love navy. XO
    • 4 years ago
      Thanks so much! I really enjoyed our little meander around Mdina. It's inspired so many posts! 😘
  • 4 years ago
    The majority of my wardrobe is navy. I love it.
    • 4 years ago
      It's great, isn't it. I can feel a colour obsession coming on for me! 😂x
  • Alex @ That Butterfly Effect
    4 years ago
    I've been obsessed with navy all my life - love pairing it with gold details and white as well! I love how jumpsuits look on other women but I've never tried one myself so I may need to do it as I think yours looks absolutely amazing! Amazing pics as well xx
  • I've never worn a jumpsuit but you look fab! Great set of photos Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... recently posted...Sainsbury’s Free From Vegetable PizzaMy Profile
  • 4 years ago
    You look amazing! I love a jumpsuit anyway, but can never normally find one to find my shape. And navy is definitely the new black! Love the pictures aswell. Xx
  • You look fab! I don't think I could carry a jumpsuit off at all, but I love navy, it goes so well with other colours :) x
  • 4 years ago
    I adore that jumpsuit! Normally I stay away from them because I fear that won't suit my body shape. But the one you are rockin' looks so fab, I might need to reconsider!! Beautiful photos! Stunning scenery & backdrops!
  • 4 years ago
    You look amazing! I adore a jumpsuit, they just don't suit me, I have tried again and again - maybe one day I will find the right one and navy is just such a classic colour, you can't go wrong.
  • JanetT
    4 years ago
    I have always loved navy and there's lots of it in the shops right now. My sister hates it because it was the colour of her school uniform!
  • Emma
    4 years ago
    You look amazing in the jumpsuit. I agree that navy is the new black! Perfect for spring to summer. I am also a big fan of jumpsuits as they are so versatile. Going to have a look at the ones that you recommend as I could always do with adding to my collection ;-)
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