In the post, Classic Blue: Pantone’s Color of the Year, I talked about the rationale for the Pantone Fashion House choosing this calming color. I shared a two-color outfit in a vivid blue shade with a bright green trench coat. Today, I’m sharing another way to style classic blue fashion. Because really, the possibilities are endless with the classic color.
You can go all blue, of course, or integrate touches of classic blue into almost any outfit. For this outfit, however, I’ve combined lots of elements to create a statement outfit.
How to Style a Classic Blue Fashion
I’m styling a classic blue floral pattern with a solid blue bottom and a contrasting color in accessories to create another version of this color trend.
Remember Trunk Club by Nordstrom? I haven’t had a trunk selection for some time, but decided to try it once again, to see if my stylist might choose something new and different for me. I requested pieces in classic blue and she came through with some interesting choices.
One piece is this floral cap-sleeve top. A basic top like this is a wardrobe workhorse as you can do so many things with it. This one is by Halogen so it’s a good quality top at a reasonable price.
A floral print is a great way to add some interesting blue into your outfit.
Wide-leg pants are also a great option. This style is one that can be styled casually with sneakers and a tee but can also be part of a professional look. I’ve worn these pants to work affairs where they look polished and professional with a blazer, as well as to evening events with a slinky top and heels. In every instance, they give off a classic vibe while still showing some trendy style.
Can you tell I love slingback heels? This style is one of my g0-to types as they add height without sporting the dreaded three-inch heel. Ouch! Comfort and style? Oh, yeah. And aqua offers some interesting contrast as well as a really fun pop of color to a simple classic blue outfit.
The shoulder bag is a lovely quality piece. It’s a pebbled leather and while it’s on the small side, it’s pretty roomy inside with a generously-sized zip pocket in the front. It also comes in black and red. This is an investment piece, meaning you will get years of use from this bag. It’s from Kate Spade.
As I’ve mentioned before, you don’t have to go out and buy new clothes to style classic blue fashion. First, do an inventory of your closet to see what you already have stocked in classic blue shades–both vivid and subtle. Could you add a piece or two to pop against the blue? If you try one of these ideas and simply restyle what you already have, you will look smashing and right on trend! Not to mention reflecting a sense of calm and environmental awareness as intended with Pantone’s color choice this year.