Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of cobalt blue in stores, which is super exciting because it’s such a great color for any season and is very flattering against lots of different skin tones, hair colors, and wardrobe palettes. What I’m trying to say is if you love blue and want to dip into the trend, you’re sure to get a lot of mileage out of it.
The key to doing trend colors is to get classic pieces in the color of the moment so that they can be used over and over with lots of different looks. An of-the-moment style in a trendy color may seem appealing at first, but think about how much more use you can get out of a structured, classic bag than a pair of suede and rhinestone platforms in that same color.
Of course it doesn’t need to be an expensive designer bag, just one that’s well-made and has structure so it can go from work to weekend easily.
Colored denim is really popular right now, and if green pastel skinnies are a little too “out there” for you, grabbing a pair in cobalt blue is an easy way to try two trends at once without going too far out of your comfort zone.
Nail polish is great way to try a color trend on the cheap. If you’re worried about coming off as too funky for work use a creamy finish like this Butter London formula instead of a metallic one. The cream formula is surprisingly chic and mod, especially with black and white separates and graphic prints.
You could also do a quick pop of the color in a watch. Color trends are best done in single accessories where the pop of color is a great accent but isn’t distracting and doesn’t need to be matched. No matter what palette you’re wearing this simple watch won’t look terribly out of place and will add interest to your outfit.
If you’re feeling bold when going out cobalt blue eyeliner paired with minimal makeup, like a nude lip and coral cheek, adds a summery pop to your whole ensemble. Like nail polish, it’s a cheap way to try the color trend and it’s also easily accessible as many drugstore brands are incorporating fashion colors into their lines. One word of caution, if you work at a conservative office this look is best saved for the weekend.
A dress is an easy way to do one fashionable color all over. If you have an event coming up a blue dress is a great way to stand out without going into trend-overload. Nude heels and minimal jewelry completes the look.
For the fashion-forward, cobalt blue shoes can take a plain outfit up a notch. If you’re worried about getting use out of colored shoes try a classic style like these Jessica Simpson pumps. They add flair to everything from a white t-shirt and jeans on the weekend to a pencil skirt and oxford shirt in the office.