O’Neill: Feeling Blue? FabulousWritten by Lauren O'Neill | | firstname.lastname@example.org
It is no surprise that color is everywhere this season. Isaac Mizrahi said it best, “Color is like food for the spirit — plus it’s not addictive or fattening.” This quote is funny, but true. Wearing color is one of the easiest ways to feel beautiful and confident. Color truly is food for our spirit; it adds life to our bland everyday wardrobe and brightens our faces. There are an amazing number of colors to choose from right now that are being shown on the runways and in stores; however, not every color looks good on everyone – except for one. Cobalt blue, one of the hottest colors this season, is the one color that looks fabulous on every skin tone, goes with every hair color, and is flattering for any occasion. Cobalt blue is an amazing statement color that wows in a dress, jacket, top or shoes. Best of all this color goes with absolutely everything so you can really have fun mixing and matching your blue pieces with other colors that you have.
Cobalt blue is almost in the same category as your blacks and whites except better because you can pair anything with it but it’s not the typical neutral that you would expect yourself to wear. Have fun with this color because again it looks amazing on everyone and it looks good in every piece whether it be a pair of pants, blazer, blouse, T-shirt, dress or shoes.
Step out of the box and instead of purchasing a little black dress, try a little cobalt blue dress like this belted pleat neck dress from oasis-stores.com for $50. It’s the perfect dress that you can wear to work, out to dinner, or even to a wedding. Pair with fun, bright accessories like these yellow Michael Antonio Love Me Pumps for $39.95 at DSW. Make sure if you are matching your purse to your shoes that you choose a purse with a print, otherwise it looks too matchy. Try something like this yellow snakeskin print BCBGeneration clutch found at DSW for $59.95. It brings in the yellow of the shoes without overwhelming the look. Since your shoes and your dress really make a statement, stay simple on your accessories. Pair with stud earrings like these yellow flower studs at Forever 21 for $2.80 and these simple gold bangles from Forever 21 for $8.80. The look is overall put-together and timeless.
For a day at the office or meeting girlfriends for lunch try a jacket in cobalt blue. You can pair it with any bottoms and it will really brighten up your face and entire look. Try something like this circle cobalt blue blazer from H&M for $48. The jacket is unique and looks rich paired with white pants like these fitted ones from H&M for $24.95. Instead of going nude on your shoe for an outfit like this, try bright yellow, hot pink, or peach like this HAYTH peep-toe pair from Aldo for $80. The colored shoe helps break the outfit and adds a fun twist. Since your jacket is truly a statement, especially paired with the fabulous shoes, keep your accessories minimal. Try a pair of simple silver hoops like these twisted silver hoops from Forever 21 for $3.80, and twisted silver bangles from Forever 21 for $6.80. Tie your entire look together with a simple bag like this tan and white Flynn Satchel from Payless for $19.99. This look is sophisticated, unique, and stylish all in one.
For your playful, casual side, accessorize with cobalt blue instead of having it be the focus of your outfit. Pair your favorite jeans like these adorable quicksilver Brewster jeans for $34.75, with a flowy bright tank like this tangerine cashmere tank from topshop.com for $40. A bright scarf always adds life and style to your overall outfit. Find this vibrant feather scarf at Forever 21 for $8.80. Accessorize with the dimpled drop earring from Forever 21 for $2.80, Forever 21 spike stretch bracelet for $7.80, and, to complete the entire look, accessorize with cobalt blue pumps, like this fabulous and inexpensive pair from Payless for $34.99.
Don’t forget to have fun with your fashion by adding amazing colors, like cobalt blue. Wearing something colorful truly is food for our spirits; so next time you are feeling blue, remember it’s not always a bad thing.
Lauren O’Neill blogs about fashion at www.mypinmoneyfashion.com. Email her at Lauren@mypinmoneyfashion.com.