I know, navy is such a practical, stodgy color. But, it doesn't have to be! It is a great neutral so be paired with bright pops of colors or in interesting prints. A great example is this Chloe dress--it is navy blue but the dress looks wonderfully effortless and interesting. The print is beautiful and the cut is incredibly flattering.
Don't be afraid of traditional, neutral colors--just pay extra attention to things like cut and prints! Just because it is dreary out doesn't mean you have to look dreary too!
Picture from style.com