“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue!” This season I’m seeing a sea of blue on the runways and the leader of the pack is a beautiful jewel toned brilliant blue. This means a lot of spring and summer options in this classy, easy-to-wear color. Due to its recent popularity all sorts of fashionable items have become available in it and it can be found virtually anywhere! I’ve curated some of my favorite ways to wear the gorgeous tone taking inspiration from runways to street styles.
Go for a monochromatic look with multiple shades in this “of the moment” color. Playing with shades of a single color can have a profound impact on your look. Instead of opting for one shade head to toe, mix it up with varying depths of bright vs. deep within the color family. Also, play with the texture of textiles you pair. Mixing lighter fabrics like silk, tulle, chiffon, and jersey with fabrics of substance like leather, wool, canvas and thinker varieties of cotton will lend a hand in creating continual interest among the sea of blue you choose to create. I love how Kate from Wear In LA mixed cotton, tulle, canvas and leather in her look! An easy way to try the monochromatic trend in the blue range is to start with blue jeans and work your way from there.
Choosing clothing in a brighter blue (think much closer to aqua and turquoise than a deep navy) can have such a positive effect on your mood! Seriously, when you dress in happy colors, they inspire your attitude to change with their undertones. Pair this attractive hue with a bright pink for a splash of color and balance with a neutral white skirt.
As seen in the Spring 2014 runway collection of London based designer Matthew Williamson, this bright hue came in a form of shiny shorts paired with a lightweight floral printed top. Spring has always been synonymous with florals but this year there’s a fresh take on this run-of-the-mill print. Colored in nothing but brilliance, this top livens up any boring day! Combine it with light shades to achieve an airy springtime ensemble or go for monochrome like Williamson’s ensemble.
Statement heels have always been a key part of my wardrobe, I have an entire section on my blog just for shoes, you know! I love the idea of wearing brightly colored blue shoes to create a pop of color in an outfit. Blue pairs perfectly with black, white, red, silver, mustard yellow and all variations of nude browns. Try mixing it with a classic brown and black leopard print for a bold look.
What’s your favorite way to rock the brilliant blue color trend for spring 2014? Share your styling ideas in a comment below!