Capsule Wardrobe Basic – Navy Trousers 4 Ways

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.

capsule wardrobe basic, navy trousers four ways

Casual – Breton top // Scarf // Bag // Trainers // Smart casual – Silk top // Scarf // Bag // Loafers //

Office – Jacket // Top // Bag // Shoes // Evening – Top // Shoes //

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.


  1. Alana
    July 14, 2017 / 11:32 am

    If only Winser offered their trousers and leggings in multiple leg lengths. The majority they do are just too short for me 🙁

    • July 20, 2017 / 3:29 pm

      Dear Alana
      Hello! I run the Marketing at Winser London and I’m so glad you like the look of our trouser collection. I just wanted to let you know that the majority of our garments have a 5cm hem to allow for lengthening – each product online description has a note specifying the hem length. The longer-leg trousers in our collection are the Yasmin Le Bon printed or plain Silk Trousers, the Cotton Twill Boyfriend Trousers, the Wide Leg Flat Front Trousers & the Satin Back Crepe Wide Leg Trousers.
      Do take a look at or call our friendly Customer Service Team on 0845 600 1521.
      With best wishes, Charlotte

      • Maria
        July 21, 2017 / 5:46 pm

        Thank you for the information Charlotte that is really helpful.

  2. Mandy Jewell
    July 15, 2017 / 8:52 am

    Some great ideas for styling navy trousers, thanks Maria. I’m not really a trousers person, but I’m guessing that this would also work with dark wash denim jeans?