Every wardrobe needs a great pair of navy trousers as far as I am concerned. Most wardrobe essentials lists would include black trousers but I prefer to use navy. Firstly it suits more people than black and if you have no other black in your wardrobe they will work better in a carefully curated capsule wardrobe.
So what should you choose? The best option is a straight leg style as they will go from day to evening. For summer I would choose cotton and for autumn/winter, a lightweight wool. This summer I have chosen a pair from a brand who does brilliant wardrobe essentials, Winser London. Last winter I discovered their miracle leggings and this season it is their capris and trousers I have been raving about. But they also do gorgeous silk blouses and beautiful knitwear too, in fact core wardrobe essentials are their speciality.
If you are in doubt about what to wear for most occasions then these navy trousers could be your starting point. See below how I have styled them four ways.
For running around at the weekend choose a Breton top and trainers. For a slightly smarter look go for a silk top and loafers. Take them to work with a cream jacket (a classic combination) and dress them up for the evening with a pretty beaded top.