14/08/2014 12:34 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

SHOP! The Navy Blue Edit

Navy blue is foolproof. It's classic and it's how to get that Parisian-chic look without doing the Breton stripe and beret combo (cringe). This shade works for every occasion on EVERY girl. Move over black, navy is the new you.

It's your sartorial bread and butter, it's the need-piece in your wardrobe this Autumn/Winter and here's why...


1. The aforementioned matchy-ness of navy means you can team it into any ensemble whether you love to colour block or work a whole lot of print.

2. Forget the former dowdy navy cardigan thing - it's all about making your look sleek and stylishly subtle. NOTHING looks fresher than a crisp white shirt and pleated navy skirt this season.

3. Navy is hot on the beauty front too - a midnight nail polish, a flash of mascara, and a sweep of shimmery eyeshadow is all you need to give this sophisticated shade the nod.

Where to begin? Well here's 10 staple styles for starters...