Welcoming Spring in Navy and Green

What to wear with navy? Green! Today I’m sharing a jeans outfit with a navy knit peacoat and green accents.

Even though we’re still a few days away from the spring equinox, I always mark the start of spring when we switch to Daylight Savings time. It’s still cool and breezy most days, so lightweight layers are key. Navy is always a great spring neutral. But this time of year, I like to add something bright to lighten it up.

A navy and green outfit for (almost) spring

Windy weather! Susan B wears a green silk scarf, green sweater, navy peacoat, blue straight leg jeans and gold fisherman sandals.
My sizes: jacket XS, sweater S, jeans 28P

I love this fleece peacoat! I purchased the one in off white a couple months ago, and have been wearing often. I’ve been stalking the Frank & Eileen site hoping they’d add more colors, and they finally did. And even though it’s a darker navy than the one in my Spring palette, styling it with lighter colors keeps it from feeling too heavy. (Here’s a similar, less spendy style.)

👉 Style tip: if you have a favorite piece in a color that’s not quite in your color palette, add a top and/or scarf in one of your best colors, nearest your face.

Susan B. wears a navy knit peacoat, green silk scarf and green sweater, blue jeans, and gold fisherman mules

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I’ve been so excited to see so many lovely greens in the spring collections. Especially this “apple” green, which is a good one for Springs. For me, green evokes balance and harmony, and new growth. It’s always been one of my favorite colors. (Summers, Autumns, and Winters, I’ll have some good green selections for you in an upcoming post.)

That Vince sweater was a coup de foudre when I saw and tried it on. It’s 100% silk and incredibly soft. And that color goes with everything I own! I think some of you Autumns might be able to wear it, too. (Try pairing it with olive!) I’m wearing size Small.

Yes, it’s a splurge…here are a few similar styles that are more budget-friendly

I’ve also switched out my heavier scarves for silk ones. I still like to have my neck covered when it’s cool, and a silk scarf is just the right weight for transitional seasons. I think silk scarves are poised for a comeback, and have even spotted some stylish women here in Southern California wearing them.

If a classic silk scarf feels too formal for you, check out these budget-friendly silk bandanas from Madewell. They’re lighter, and the patterns are relaxed and playful.

Here are a few more fun silk scarves…

I’ve posted a short video showing how I tied this one on Instagram, so take a look!

Navy looks great paired with lots of other colors too; try coral, lavender, mustard, orange, pink, and pale blue. And try different greens like olive, emerald, and jade. What are your favorite colors to wear with navy?

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  1. Susan, what have you done to your hair? I love it!! Is it low lights or a toner, or is it your natural color? And you have been rocking’ the styles lately, thank you so much!

  2. With navy I use colours like bright yellow, green, orange and pink. And cream but that combination is rather dull.
    I avoid pastels as they are not good for me. I would call your pretty new top pastel green and you call it apple. Funny.

  3. Great navy apple green combo. So fresh and springlike! As a cool summer/winter I would look terrible in it, but I love seeing it on other people. Navy is my base neutral so I wear a lot of it, but I love it with lavender and other light purples. Can’t wait for more spring weather to come to New England.

  4. Hi Susan. I’ve been eyeing that F and E jacket in the shorter length. Susie Wright, of So Susie on IG, who is also 5’1”, has recommended the longer length as she has both. Is your off white jacket the shorter length or is it the longer version? What size is the one you have on? I usually go one size up from your size.
    Thanks Lisa B

    1. Hi Lisa, both of mine are the shorter length. I prefer this length on me, especially with the silhouettes and proportions I’ve been wearing lately. I’ve eyed the longer version, and may try it at some point.

  5. It’s a pretty green for Spring and those silk bandanas are adorable and a steal. I’m wearing a navy shacket, a navy crewneck sweater and jeans as I type this. I’m finding I feel like my best self in low contrast outfits.

  6. That Vince weather is GORGEOUS. I know their stuff is expensive, but it always goes on sale, and I have to say that every Vince piece I’ve ever owned has been worn and loved for years.

  7. Oh, that silk sweater is just beautiful. I looked at it on the Vince site also, and it seems like it’s great with other neutrals too. I won’t buy it, because of both color and cost, but I loved seeing it.
    What you did with the greens and blues is so appealing here. It’s fun to see scarves coming back.

  8. Glad to hear that you think scarves on on the comeback, I love them. A tip for those looking for reasonably priced silk scarves is vintage scarves on Etsy. I have been finding beautiful scarves from several sellers in Malaysia and one in Virginia and I seldom pay more than $50 per scarf. They also sell second-hand Hermes scarves, but I would rather have five $50 scarves than one $250 scarf, but that is me. I was hesitant to purchase from sellers so far away, but shipping is included and I usually receive them in no more than three weeks. They do a good job of disclosing any flaws or stains and price accordingly. And on a different note, your house refresh turned out fabulous!