If you have not already hit the stores to buy everything you possibly can in bold shades of blue, you had better hurry before everything in the hottest color of the season is gone. The fashion shows for spring 2014 displayed so much blue, that it is no wonder that blue is in all the stores, from designer boutiques to the big-box stores. For both men and women, blue is the color to have in your wardrobe this season. Accessories in the hottest shades of blue will make the perfect compliment to your fashion wardrobe.
According to Fashion Gone Rogue, Dazzling Blue has been dubbed the “color of the season” by the experts at Pantone. It has been shown in 29 fashion shows and was most shown during the 2014 spring New York Fashion Shows. Similar shades of this hot, electric or cobalt-shade were shown throughout fashion week, by designers such as Jason Wu, Donna Karan, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger and Dion Lee. It was shown most by Chloe. Take a look at the fashion week slideshow provided by The Fashion Spot to get an idea of the looks to include in your own wardrobe. While there were some icy pastels and “sunny yellows” included on the spring 2014 runways, it is the “bold, brilliant blues” that are making the greatest statement.
Adidas calls its collection “Originals Blue; it is scheduled to hit retailers on April 1. It will include the hottest shades of blue not just in their clothing line, but also in their shoes. While many of the fashion houses may have shown extremely expensive more dressy looks, Adidas says their collection will be “Mixing functional sport utilitarianism with street attitude.” So no matter your style or the occasion, you can sport the season’s hottest color!
Accessorize in Hot, Cool Blues
Your accessories for spring must include blue and more blue, such as a handbag by Michael Kors or the absolutely hot bag by Philip Lim, shown by Style. It is obvious that Philip Lim understands the hottest color of the season, as does Alexander McQueen, which is obvious by this gorgeous pair of cobalt blue flats with metallic accents. For the more daring, a great pair of blue platform heels with an unreal, what I call a zipper-look cutout heel by Aperlai may be the ideal accessory this spring.
Jewelry is another way to show your style this spring. It can be the perfect way to show your style if you have not yet had the opportunity to invest in including dazzling blue, cobalt or electric blue in your fashion wardrobe. Even if you choose not to splurge on jewelry by designers such as Gemma Redux or Ileana Makri, you certainly can find less expensive accessories at your favorite department or even big-box store.
Men Dazzle in Blue
Spring 2014 Fashion Week was not just a celebration of blue in women’s fashion; men dazzled the runways in everything blue. Vee Travels quoted Calvin Klein Men’s Creative Director Italo Zucchelli describing the Milan Fashion Show as a “celebration of summer,” featuring “athletic spirit and a range of brilliant blues.” Indeed, the men strutted the runways in suits, casual looks and cool accessories in bold blues, with a sprinkling of fashions in azure or cerulean blue.
No matter your budget or style, including bold shades of blue in your fashion wardrobe is critical if you want to be stylish and fashionable this season. For both men and women, including accessories in the hot shades of cool blue will complete the look, giving you the hottest look of the season.