In a sea of black on black on black on black, which is a typical New Yorker’s dress in the winter, embracing blue, although still a neutral shade and not dramatically different than black, can still feel like complete wardrobe refresh. Working several shades and textures of it into the mix via a wool sweater, chambray shirt, washed cotton trousers, acetate eyeglass frames and a multi tonal necklace, I think the message was clear: blue may not be the new black, but it sure looks pretty damn good!
It’s certainly an adjustment of thinking and pairing to go navy when I’ve been a huge fan of black as long as I can remember and the ease and sophistication it offers, but with a little extra effort, blue can get there too! After dying my hair red, I’ve been gravitating toward shades that look great with the new shade, and greens and blues are my new go-tos, whereas poppy red was previously my favorite shade to wear when I was a blonde.
I tend to start the blue color combination with the combination of pants and shoes, and work my way up from there, with which pair of glasses being the last factor to decide upon. The pop of my new white bag keeps the hues grounded with a smidgen of color contrast flare.
Have you been digging navy lately too?
In this Look:
J.Crew Polka Dot Wool Sweater
American Eagle Chambray Shirt (c/o the brand)
Wink & Winn Large Duffle Bag (c/o the brand)
Le Tote Bejeweled Blue Necklace (c/o Le Tote)
Clark’s Wedge Booties (c/o Planet Shoes)