Beautiful color palette: Blue!
Although blue may seem like a very common color, most people have a hard time using it in their wardrobes. There are many variations to this hue, and it can be worn in many ways. Be sure to spice up your closet with the color blue by following these fashion tips:
Start with denim
Nothing defines American fashion more than a pair of blue jeans. However, over time denim has evolved and no matter what your personal style is, jeans are a must. If you’re looking for something slimming and dressy, a dark wash pair might be for you. Medium wash jeans are a little bit more casual but can be dressed up or down depending on what you choose for your top and bottoms. Light or “stone wash” jeans have recently come back into style and look great when they’re worn with crisp button-up tops.
The choosing process doesn’t stop at the color, though. The style and fit of blue jeans are essential for creating the look you want, from skinny to boyfriend to flare – it’s up to you! Over time, gather all of the different types so that you have the perfect denim for any occasion.
Of course, knowing the shape of your body is important when going for a double-denim look. Lighter shades of denim will accentuate your body type, while a darker shade of denim creates a more slimming effect. Pay attention to proportions and you can pull off look with great success.
Don’t go for a denim outfit with the same weight or wash, or it’ll look like you’re getting ready for a rodeo. Go for a dark skinny jean on the bottom and a lightweight denim shirt on top. You could even throw on a dark blue jacket of any fabric for that extra bold look.
Another way to play around with the trend and break up the denim is by going for the distressed look. This trend is funky and lends itself well to the double denim. Be sure not to wear jeans that look too manipulated, as your look will seem unnatural and lose the vintage vibe.
There are infinite possibilities for mixing denim – that’s what makes it so exciting.
How to work the blues
For starters, layer a long blue blazer over your black slacks and a blue blouse, and wrap a white leather belt around your waist. Throw on a pair of black heels to finish the look.
Feeling intimated by this look? Tone it down by pairing your blue jeans with a light blue blouse instead. This will create a softer effect and allow you to get a casual feel for the blue-on-blue ensemble.
Another subtle trick to help you get used to this new look is to wear a lighter blue on top and a darker blue on bottom, as this is a little more pleasing to the eye. Mixing textures can also help when balancing the blues, as your outfit will not look so monochromatic. Try a light blue silk blouse with denim jeans or navy blue slacks for work.
Be sure to keep the rest of your outfit neutral – make up, accessories and shoes included. Blue is already a bold and sometimes intimidating color, so incorporating another strong hue to your outfit will make for a brash statement.
Blue is also a great way to embrace bright spring colors in a variety of situations. For a sophisticated office look, opt for something along the lines of an elegant turquoise ponte dress. Or, if you’d rather take on a more casual island-esque style, try our flowing and comfortable, flowy top. Blue is always an appropriate choice, no matter the scenario. In fact, navy blue is considered a versatile neutral for any occasion.
For spring and summer, though, our favorite color pairing with blue is white. Pairing blue and white together is stylistically similar to classic black-and-white looks, but it’s just a little softer and perfect for the warm seasons. Deep blues such as cobalt pop against white and look rich and sophisticated with black. Cobalt complements every skin complexion, from delicate porcelain to dark chocolate with its bold yet cool undertones. Adding a touch of neutrality with classic black and white shades can help strengthen the blue-on-blue look.
Our Abstract Suit, for instance, pairs a patterned blue and tan blazer with a white skirt for an elegant and summery combination. And our Sheer Bliss Top also looks lovely when paired with white pants – plus, it’s flowing layer of sheer chiffon flutters around the hips in a stylish and breezy way that’s perfect for a light spring look.
What to pair with blue
Most blues look lovely with a variety of colors, including greens, purples, oranges, pinks and neutrals like black and white. For instance, aquamarine may look lovely with a soft, sage green. Blues also tend to complement each other beautifully, so you can rarely go wrong by pairing classic or darker shades of blue with lighter or brighter hues.
Blue in accessories
A great way to incorporate blue into any look is through accessories. Because the color is so versatile, blue accessories can add a pop of excitement to almost any outfit you wear. Try a pair of blue pumps with a flowing white maxi skirt. Or, pair with your little black dress a black handbag with bold blue detailing. Blue stands out and takes any outfit to the next level. Even a bright blue beaded necklace or a soft blue scarf can look chic with a variety of other garments.
Throw it on your feet
For women looking to add a pop of color into their life, but feeling a bit cautious, have no fear! An easy way to integrate a new color into your wardrobe is through your footwear choice. Play up the icy cool weather with a cool shade on your toes. Blue shoes are sophisticated and fun. For those dressier outfits, try a bold pair of blue dress heels.
Look to turquoise jewelry
Women have been wearing turquoise jewelry for decades, and with good reason. It’s timeless and looks gorgeous with the right outfit. You can wear it to the office or out on the town. Whichever you choose, a bold piece of turquoise jewelry embodies power and femininity.
Buy a bold blue jacket
When the cold seasons hit, you’re going to need the perfect outerwear. This is an article of clothing you will be wearing every single day, so choosing is a meticulous process. Warmth is a very important aspect that should be taken into consideration along with a comfortable fit. However, style should be at the top of your list, too.
One way to brighten up your winter is to opt for a cobalt blue or navy jacket. It’s different from the usual shade of black or gray, but it’s not so outlandish that it still isn’t practical. You can pair it with just about everything from work clothes to jeans to a dress and tights. Just make sure to buy a timeless fit so that it will last more than one season. That way, you’ll feel chic for years to come.
So go ahead: flash those beautiful blues for all to see!