Quick question: Who decided that black was the official color of winter? Yes, it’s chic, but when it’s only December and we’re already longing for summer, that dark shade doesn’t exactly lift our spirits. That’s why we’re so happy to see bright blue as a breakout hue, appearing not only on our favorite street-style looks of the season but on chic women around NYC. This color is optimistic and surprisingly wearable, because it pairs well with all those neutrals that dominate our closet. (And keep in mind, it’s much brighter than the Pantone color of the year.) Just take a peek at the electric outfits below—what other proof do you need?
1. Blue Teddy Coat + Straight-Leg Jeans + Booties
Teddy coats are acceptable as a wearable blanket, which is why everyone and their mom has one. This year, go for a bright blue iteration that will keep you cozy and on trend.
2. Blue Car Coat + Zip Mock-Neck Top + White Trousers
After a lifetime of being told that we can’t wear white after Labor Day, an all-white outfit in the middle of winter is understandably scary. Make it less so by throwing a blue car coat over it and pretending you’re Meghan Markle (she’s a big fan of the color too).
3. Blue Power Suit + Lace Top + Leather Crossbody
Whether you’re a power suit pro or need a little encouraging, a blue two-piece is the way to go. It’s professional without reading as overly serious, and yeah, you can even wear it outside of the office. Plus, a lacy blouse will add a welcome dose of texture—with or without the jacket.
4. Blue Printed Dress + Leather Belt + Lace-Up Shoes + Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Don’t get us wrong, we love a good black or navy dress, but there’s something so much more “fashion” about a midi silhouette in this slightly bolder hue. Pair yours with black accessories to make it feel even more modern.
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