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The Navy Suit

Why you should consider a non-black suit

The Oscars 2015 red carpet ushered in a new cool for the navy suit. Our two best dressed men were Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne in midnight blue Alexander McQueen and Ansel Elgort in navy and black Prada, both showing off how to do formal without a black tux. 

For guys out there looking to try something new for an upcoming wedding or black-tie event, here are Wantering’s most coveted navy pieces.  

Blue Slim-Fit Wool and Mohair-Blend Suit

Noose & Monkey Color Block Suit Jacket In Skinny Fit

Navy Pin Dot Skinny Fit Suit Jacket

Vito Suit Jacket In Slim Fit

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Vintage Christian Dior Color Block Men’s Windbreaker, XL, $11.50, @shoprymingtahn

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Stuck in the Middle: How to Style Midi Skirts and Dresses

Midi-length skirts and dresses cut right below the knee where the shin starts. This length is a great transition for spring when it’s begun to warm up, but not quite enough yet to wear miniskirts without tights. They can also be extremely versatile—sophisticated, sexy, grungy, or however else you want to style it!

Girly

Try a full skirt in a bright color for something flirty and fun. Pair it with a crop top and a pair of strappy heels or wedges for a perfectly spring look. Pop on a floral blazer for some pattern, or color block with a cropped jacket from the opposite side of the color wheel. Don’t want to mix and match skirts and tops? Throw on a dress instead! If you’re on the petite side, make sure you stick to shoes with a little bit of a heel, so you don’t look like you’re drowning in fabric.

Left: ASOS Full Midi Skirt
Right: ASOS Midi Dress


Grungy & Street-Style

If you’re looking for a midi style that’s tighter and fitted all the way down, opt for a dress instead of a skirt. A dress can do double duty for you too! You can layer a cropped sweater or t-shirt over it, or just wear it without any top layers. Throw on a motorcycle jacket, a chain necklace, and Doc Martens for a grungy, street-style effect. Stick with acid-wash or a single solid color if you’re worried about making patterns work. Play around with patterns and punches of color if you’re feeling adventurous! (Note: If you get a striped dress, look for something with thinner stripes so it doesn’t give the illusion that you look wider than you look!)

Left: Forever21 Shoreline Striped Midi Dress
Right: Topshop Check Zip Side Midi Dress


Modestly Sexy

Wear backless dress to work and keep the sexy under wraps by topping off with a sophisticated blazer. The high neckline keeps the front modest, but the open back amps it up for a night out after work. Strut in some sky-high heels to lengthen your legs.

Left: Oh My Love Midi Dress
Right: ASOS T Cut Out Midi Dress

Didn’t see a midi skirt or dress that really jumped out at you? You’re bound to like at least one of the more than 2,000 options for women’s midi fashion we have for you over at the Wantering site.


This fashion post lovingly crafted for you by:
Rosalyn L. 
Fashion Marketing Contributor at Wantering
Currently coveting the classic Ray-Ban Clubmasters
@rosalyn_lin