Four Ways to Wear a Navy Printed Top

Outfits with a Navy Printed Top

One closet staple I don’t talk much about is a navy based printed top. Strange that I scarcely mention it, since I’m drawn to them *almost* as much as I’m drawn to striped tops! I’ve got navy based printed tops in the form of blouses, casual tops, long sleeves, short sleeves—you name it!  The navy background makes them pretty versatile since navy is a neutral and goes with almost everything. The print provides visual interest while any colors make it easy to accessorize and coordinate with.  Today I’m sharing 4 outfits with a navy printed top to give you ideas for how to wear one!

I shared this top during the NSale in July, and while it’s sold out now, don’t worry if you didn’t get one.  You can still do these looks with almost any navy printed top of any sleeve length!  We have a few options at the bottom of this post too!

Here are some ways to wear one!

Side note: I always feel the tension of remixing or heavily featuring things that aren’t in stock anymore.  I want to show everyone who got the item more ways to wear it, but I also know it’s super disappointing for people who didn’t get it but want it now and can’t get it anymore.  Anyway, just random blogger thoughts!  

Another side note: I actually planned this post a while back, so most of these are better for a warmer fall. Perhaps a different post in the future for colder weather. ?


Navy Cardi + Floral Top + Skinnies + Mustard Flats Floral Blouse + Navy Cardigan + Skinnies Skinnies + Tote + Floral Blouse + Navy Cardigan + Yellow Accessories

Jeans + Pop of Color
Navy on navy WORKS, but I always want to give it more oomph. Colorful shoes are a super easy way to elevate the outfit and help it go from “fine” to ??.  (See my past post on Using Colored Shoes to Make Outfits Pop to see the side by side comparisons of outfits with neutral shoes vs. colored shoes.)

With navy, I typically love yellow or red as pops of color that really stand out from the blue. Orange and green are fun too!  But really, any color from the print of your top usually works well.

Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (similar, similar)
Cardigan: c/o Modcloth (exact)
Jeans: Wit & Wisdom (exact-wearing size 4)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Shoes: Amazon (similar)
Necklace: Dear Mushka (exact)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede: (exact -wearing size M)


Floral Navy Tank + Bootcut jeans + red wedges + cognac bagFloral Tank Top + Gold Necklace + Cognac Bag Red Wedges + Bootcut Jeans + Floral Tank + Cognac Bag

Bootcut Jeans + Pop of Color
Here’s another example of jeans with a pop of color, but thanks to a different shape of denim, the outfit feels really different than the previous one.  Easy way to get more out of your closet is to have different types of bottoms, whether in color or shape!

These jeans are the Wit & Wisdom bootcut jeans that I’ve talked about for years saying they feel like yoga pants.  I still stand by that, and I know a bunch of PMTers say the same!  They are soooo soft through the leg, plus they have elastic in the back of the waistband, so they are crazy comfy!   My exact pair is sold out, but there’s an updated version HERE.  Not sure if they’re as soft, but hopefully they are!  (Nordstrom has free shipping and free return shipping, so it’s no risk to try!)  And if those were too short for you, check out my past post with 12 Outfits With Bootcut Jeans.  It includes lots more options, some of which are better for taller people!

Sizing for the W&W bootcut jeans is interesting.  I wear size 8, but technically can fit size 6.  However, size 6 looked weird on me because they were too tight around my thighs and did two things: 1) made the bottom flare out more like a bell bottom, and 2) made the whole thing shorter since the material was busy trying to cover my thighs, haha!  Size 8 was way, way, way more flattering and elongating!

Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (similar, similar)
Jeans: Wit & Wisdom (updated version–I wear size 8 in older version)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact in ivory)
Shoes: Nordstrom (exact-wearing size 8.5)
Necklace: Dear Mushka (exact)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede: (exact -wearing size M)


business casual outfit + Tan Pencil Skirt + Navy Blouse + Navy Cardigan + Totebusiness casual outfit + Navy cardigan + Pencil Skirt +Floral Blouse + tote business casual outfit + Pencil Skirt + Tote + Navy Cardigan + Floral Blouse + Heels

Skirt + Cropped Cardigan
Tuck it into a skirt for a business casual look! Any neutral color works. For example, you could do a navy skirt and the same yellow accessories as the first outfit. But just to change it up, I went for a tan pencil skirt.

I’ve said before that while I don’t usually wear cropped cardigans, I often prefer them over regular fitted cardigans when paired with skirts and dresses.

Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (similar, similar)
Cardigan: c/o Modcloth (exact–wearing size M)
Skirt: Nordstrom (similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Shoes: Target (similar)
Necklace: Nordstrom (similarsimilar)


Green Cardigan + Floral Top + Black Jeans + Taupe Booties + Gray BagGreen Cardigan + Cognac Earrings + Floral Top + Black Jeans Taupe Peep Toe Booties + Black Jeans + Floral Top + Green Cardigan

Black Jeans or Pants + Cardigan in Color From Print
Lastly, moving away from the navy, pair your navy printed top with black bottoms (jeans, skirt, or pants) and add a cardigan in a color from the print!

Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (similar, similar)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (exact other colors wearing size XS, similar)
Jeans: Wit & Wisdom (exact-wearing size 6)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom (exact– wearing size 9)
Necklace: Dear Mushka (exact)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede: (exact -wearing size M)


Other outfit ideas:

Here are more that are really easy to do with a navy printed top!

  • Maroon pants + navy or mustard cardigan
  • Black jeans + black faux leather moto jacket
  • Yellow skirt + navy cardigan


More Navy Printed Top Options

Lastly, here are some navy printed top options.  I LOOOOOVE the 5th one!  And the 6th one obviously since I own that top!  (That image is ME from a selfie I showed you of this top last week, hehe!)

Navy Printed Tops

Shop the Items:
One / Two / Three
Four / Five / Six



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