For this upcoming summer season, fashion designers are combining the classic colors of blue and white to create everything from Asian-inspired patterns to tie-dye to simple stripes. Think Chinese or Japanese pottery ware when perusing the many ready-to-wear offerings by shops like Caché or Anthropologie. Not only are these designs bright and cheerful for summer days, many of them can also be worn for weekend nights. Here are the top six blue and white pattern fashions to wear this summer season:
White medallions against a vibrant blue background make up this attractive outfit from Chloe: a summer tied top with matching pants. This is perfect for wearing to the poolside. The fabric weave is jacquard which also makes it dressy enough for a weekend night out. For shoes, go with a white or silver. Pair. Appropriately named “Medallion”, this outfit is available through Net-a-Porter: the top is , $2595.00, and the pants, $1295.00.
Tie-dye is perfect for the summertime, and this flowing vest will go with anything from dressy white slacks to jeans. This is not an ordinary blue and white tie-dye job, however: the upper back part of the vest has navy blue crochet in a scallop shape reminiscent of an Egyptian collar necklace. Truly original in design, the vest is available through Chico’s for $99.00.
Blue and white diagonal stripes will flatter any figure with this maxi dress. The removable straps allow for an easy style conversion, and the gold chain belt has a narrow strip of matching fabric threaded through it for a sparkling touch. What’s really attractive about this dress are the complementary shades of blue: navy, aqua, light blue, and sky blue. Available from Caché for $178.00.
Galen was not just the name of a famous Greek physician, it’s also the name of this polyester pullover dress. The diamond shaped pattern of blue and white is very bright and cheerful, perfect for wearing around the house or out shopping. Wear blue or white pump-style shoes with dress for a polished look. Created by Maeve and available through Anthropologie for $128.00.
A blue and white striped midi skirt like this one by Joie will go with a white, light blue, or royal blue shirt from your wardrobe. Made of silk, this skirt has soft pleats at the waistline and is below knee-length. Very classic in style, this is a skirt that can be worn well into the fall season and even next spring. Available from Neiman Marcus for $348.00.
If you are looking to only add accessories to your summer wardrobe, this ceramic blue and white scarf from Ann Taylor is just the right item. Made of viscose, the scarf measures 44 by 76″ in size, which mean you can wear it draped around your neck several times, or tied around the waist. The paisley print and polka dot border will go with a solid white dress, blue dress, or even a print dress with the same color scheme. Available from Ann Taylor for $59.50.