December 01, 2011

Feeling Blue

It's been a long time since I did a post focused on a specific hue (for those who haven't seen it, I also have a post about emerald green) so I decided that it was time.

Blue is my favorite color, and I am particularly fascinated with shades such as the ultramarine above, which could also be identified as royal blue or indigo. If you are a color fanatic like I am, you probably enjoy targeting specific colors that you wish to add to your wardrobe, going from shade to shade. Blue is a popular color, but I find ultramarine to be such an exotic shade, lending an unusual vibe to a broad color spectrum often synonymous with jeans. If you love blue as much as I do, ultramarine is a great hue to add to your collection of clothing and accessories. It's elegant and sophisticated, and it would be difficult to find a color that doesn't pair well with such a color. 
Below are some of my favorite ultramarine/royal blue/indigo pieces along with outfit suggestions.

Rebecca Taylor wool-blend coat ($495), Rag & Bone shirt, Current/Elliott skinny jeans, Kurt Geiger platform heels, Suzanna Dai earrings.

Why this outfit works: Contrast classy elegance with a casual, laid-back appeal. Yellow heels are an unexpected touch but don't outshine the coat.

Equipment denim shirt, Vince striped sweater, Witchery jeans ($130), Zara booties, Mawi necklace.

Why this outfit works: Jeans of such a vibrant hue naturally lend themselves to the double denim trend. A striped pullover worn underneath the denim shirt feels casually chic with sleeves peeking out and the neckline just visible when a few buttons are undone. Rugged boots add a warm, cozy feel and a sophisticated chain necklace is a great finishing piece.

Helmut Lang blazer, Topshop sweater, MOTHER jeans, Suzanna Dai cuff, Steve Madden wedges ($100).

Why this outfit works: This outfit is built upon the contrast between casual and formal. Bright ultramarine shoes are an unexpected but fun touch. 

Which of these outfits is your favorite? Would you ever wear ultramarine or do you own a piece that color? Let me know with a comment!


  1. This blue is everywhere lately, it's such a beautiful color! You matched it very nicely in your sets.

  2. love the royal blue color

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  3. I really like the royal blue color as well , I like the color because it stands out but at the same time its not too loud or in your face.

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