As basic as black but with a fresh-faced edge for spring, navy is the new neutral. It’s nautical by nature, but navy is as modern as can be when paired with this season’s pieces. I love it as a topper: a cardigan or a classic trench keeps you stylish as fashion transitions into summer. I love it for the office: a grown-up blouse or sleek dress. I take it to the weekend: a comfy flat, a striped top. And I adore it for the beach, its home sweet home, in a striped espadrille and sleek pair of shades.