9 new ways to style a basic navy tank top

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This basic navy tank top is the Kinnersly tank short length from Black Pepper and I got it in size S (see FAQ for my measurements for reference).

This colour is called “ink” and I liked it so much that I also got it in a sage green colour called “herbal”.

I also got these same colours in the Kinnersly scoop neck tee (which I will post about in the future) and I just wanted to note that the tanks fit a little smaller than the tees, especially in the armhole area.

I love dark navy. It’s so dark that it almost looks black and black goes with everything, so you can safely bet that dark navy does too.

Basic dark navy sleeveless tank top paired with black faux leather mini skirt and black leather ankle heeled boots
Black faux leather skirt from Forever New. Goldeneye ankle leather boots in black nubuck from Bared Footwear.

Red can sometimes be too bold to wear, but it pairs especially well with navy.

Country flag designers seem to have already figured this one out. Or is it because of our country flag colours that we think red and navy look good together…?

Basic dark navy sleeveless tank top paired with black thick waist belt, red silk mini skirt, red shoulder handbag and strappy black heels
A line silk mini skirt in claret from LilySilk. Black waist belt from Valleygirl. Anna foldover clutch in red from Coach. Swan strappy heels in black suede from Bared Footwear.

This little red bag came with a long shoulder strap that I shortened to wear as a mini shoulder bag, which I find to be much more practical. If you’d like to do the same to yours, check out this tutorial post.

Basic dark navy sleeveless tank top paired with cream trousers, red handbag and nude leather heeled ankle boots
Cream trousers from Uniqlo. Anna foldover clutch in red from Coach. Nude heeled leather boots from Kookai.

This basic sleeveless style top looks really good with high waisted flowy midi length skirts and cropped wide leg pants.

Finish with simple slides or ballerina flats and you have yourself a sweet sweeping Princess Cinderella look. Practical yet chic.

Basic dark navy sleeveless tank top paired with cropped pink pleated wide leg culottes and white leather slides
Pink cropped culottes from YesStyle. Shubar white leather sandal from Hype DC.

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With round necklines, you can almost always layer a turtleneck underneath. Besides, what is outfit inspiration without experimental layering anyway?

Basic dark navy sleeveless tank top layered over mauve pink merino turtleneck paired with dark wash high rise skinny denim jeans and nude leather ankle heeled boots
Mauve pink merino ribbed turtleneck from Uniqlo. Flex game strong super high rise skinny jeans in dark blue wash from Fashion Nova. Nude heeled leather boots from Kookai.

Hopefully it’s not just experimental layering and you actually find fun wearable layers.

Basic dark navy sleeveless tank top layered under off shoulder blue sweater paired with navy mini corduroy skirt and white sneakers
Oversized blue off shoulder sweater from H&M. Navy mini corduroy skirt from General Pants. Nike Air Force 1 sage low sneakers.

Get creative by mixing casual with dressy. This juxtaposition can sometimes inspire interesting new looks.

Basic dark navy sleeveless tank top layered under pink silk v neck tank top paired with nude pink faux suede mini cut out skirt and black leather ankle heeled boots
V neck sleeveless silk tank top in quicksand pink from Lilysilk. Faux suede pink mini skirt from Sheike. Goldeneye ankle leather boots in black nubuck from Bared Footwear.

Or play it safe with high waisted jeans. Finish off with sneakers for a cool, laidback look but I’m a boot kind of girl and because the outfit is more on the casual side, I personally like to dress up the foot department.

Basic dark navy sleeveless tank top paired with high waisted light wash mom jeans and nude leather heeled ankle boots
Light denim mom jeans from Zara. Nude heeled leather boots from Kookai.

This last outfit is probably my favourite. It’s not that I think it looks the best out of all these outfits and I can’t really put my finger on why I like it so much so I’m just going to leave it down here for you to analyse yourself.

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Basic dark navy sleeveless tank top paired with cream floral neck scarf, beige bodycon pencil skirt and white sneakers
Cream floral neck scarf from SheIn. Beige bodycon skirt from Kookai. Nike Air Force 1 sage low sneakers.

I hope you’ve been inspired to try styling your basic dark navy tank top in a different way. I’d love to know your go-to look with this wardrobe staple.

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16 thoughts on “9 new ways to style a basic navy tank top”

  1. Your outfits are so cute, but I must confess – I’m here to see that adorable little dog on the sofa. Oh my goodness, all the poses, I can never pick a favorite. What a little precious bundle of fluffy joy.

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  2. This is such a great post – this navy tank is really versatile! I’m loving how it looks with those pink culottes and my favorite look is also the one with the Zara mom jeans. Thanks for sharing!

    Life is a Shoe

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  3. Hi JC, My name is ADA. So glad I made it to your blog. A black, navy, white or striped tank is such a great basic piece and you styled yours perfectly. My 3 favorite looks are the pink monochromatic outfit, with the knotted blue sweater & with the light pink turtleneck underneath. It looks so edgy and sexy with the black leather mini, too. =)

    Welcome by and check out my blog too and link up your fabulous style on thursdays for my Thursday Moda linkup.

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