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The Navy Effect

Ille De Cocos Cape Sweater Navy

We've made no secret of our love for Navy Blue. Since launching Ille De Cocos last September, Navy has remained at the heart of the collection and as summer draws to an end and a new Autumn season dawns, we can't help but look forward to that first chill that has us sinking into something deep, rich and navy.

Navy is not the new anything. It is and always has been a colour of quiet nonchalance...Confident and self-assured...And totally "un-showy". It delivers instant chic to your look and is always effortless.

I often hear talk of wardrobes that are "full of black"...I sift through a sea of moody navy blues and there is never too much, for it is a true and trusted wardrobe ally.

Navy elevates.

This Autumn we're pairing navy with core denim shades of black, classic blue and white, as well as embracing head to toe navy-on-navy dressing.

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Match made in Sweater Heaven

We're pleased to unveil Ille De Cocos' collaboration with London's finest, Vikki of Style&Minimalism blog. We recently spent the day together, sharing our obsession with Navy Blue, "messy buns" and understated style. Our forces combined on a photoshoot to remember.

Ille De Coco x Style and Minimalism

We will be sharing our favourite looks from the shoot throughout the month of December. See Look 1 HERE, featuring our Cashmere Split Hem Sweater and Navy Luxe Poncho.

Stay tuned via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Photography by Irvin Miriel

Make Up by Tania Gautama

Hair by Sophia Salhotra

Fedora Hat by Penmayne of London


NAVY Is Always A Good Idea

As the nights draw in and we prepare for the season's change, Virginia James takes over the Journal with an ode to all things Navy...

"Blue, especially Navy is always a good idea. Definitely at this moment as the nights draw in and we enter the seasonal change with confidence and naughtiness combined.

For a few years now I have gradually begun to realise that Navy Blue, like Paris and ink, is always a good idea.

Blue, the colour of velvety midnight skies and of hopeful dawns ...beginning pale, full of ideas and hopefulness. Through to dark, sensual and romantic.

The dark inkiness of Navy Blue is the new front-row Black, favoured by the fashion crowd, Parisians, uniform dressers and city people. It can give you an air of seriousness, good class...and perhaps make you feel more effortlessly together.

This makes life, oh so much simpler.

It is friendlier than Black and feels undoubtedly more modern.

Bring me everything in Navy ....I am packing my weekly travel wardrobe with as many Navy hues as I can. There is nothing more pleasing than a luscious Navy crew-neck sweater with a twist. Add a great blue based print or ...3/4 pleat top tapered pants and you are literally ready-steady-go for the week.

Today I have chosen: A sweet French Navy lace dress and feel at ease, able to think, hoping that the day will bring its own blue sky challenges ...I'm ready.

I think nothing of mixing Black with Navy. In fact, there is a joyous wave of rebellion in mixing these forbidden deadly dark shades together.

So start popping Blues into your wardrobe. Stealthily support Navy. It'll be in your favourites for years to come, assured.

Buy carefully, not frivolously and Blue will reward.

Think of those skies Blue to Blue ...



Of course, feeling Blue's time."

By Virginia James (clothing addict /traveller/ IDC Style Tribe member)

Click here for Ille De Cocos' Navy edit.