Bold primary colors can seem a little “out there,” but they’re the quickest way to jolt your spring wardrobe into 2014. Fortunately, you don’t have to risk looking like a glow stick to make this look work; a little goes a long way, and the magic ingredient to tie it all together is closer to your comfort zone than you’d expect: navy.
Dark denim and a navy cardigan lay the ideal foundation for a shot of color in the form of a classic polo. Drive this look home—and avoid the grandfather effect—by keeping the cardigan trim and on the short side.
If you want to dip your bottom half in the paint can, keep the top half on the conservative side. Few items will offer you the versatility of a navy sports jacket. Relax the look by opting for an unconstructed, lightweight cotton version.