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Waves of flattery: How to wear blue this spring and summer

Paradise blues: Rich Hues add a splash of refreshing elegance

A quick look at the Pantone Fashion Color Report for spring 2015 proves that hues of blue are trending this spring and summer.

The leading authority on colors includes three shades of blue in their top four color choices for spring: aquamarine, scuba blue and classic blue. But these aren’t the only shades of the color popping up this spring. Turquoise, navy, powder blue and other blue hues were all over spring runways. Here’s how you can wear the beautiful blues that are trending this season:

Why we love blue
Blue is one of the most flattering colors, and almost any woman can find a shade that complements her complexion. But blue also flatters figures better than many other colors. Consider how popular dark-wash blue jeans are: That’s because denim’s classic blue color looks good on anyone and goes well with just about everything.

Classic blue is universally flattering.

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 a sophisticated office look, opt for something along the lines of an elegant turquoise ponte dress.

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.

Most blues look lovely with a variety of colors, including greens, purples, oranges, pinks and neutrals like black and white

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. 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. In fact, blue and white outfits are among the most popular spring/summer 2015 fashion trends, according to Glamour.

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.

A great way to incorporate blue into any look is through accessories

5 thoughts on “Waves of flattery: How to wear blue this spring and summer

  1. I just love the blue with white. I match it all the time, and the compliments just flow.

  2. I have the suit, white with the mixed blue in it. I love it, fits awesome and am going to wear it this upcoming Thursday, can’t wait.

    1. Sounds wonderful Ginny! We’d love to see a pic if you could share one with us? You can email it to socialmm@monroeandmain.com. Thanks!

  3. Beautiful things!

  4. Everything looks wonderful and I can’t wait to see them in my closet!

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