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How To Wear Blue Like A Style Pro – No Matter Your Shade of Blue!

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Blue is definitely one of the most versatile colors to wear. And depending on the shade you pick for your blue outfit, you can always pair the color with any other, go monochromatic, and also, be suited for any occassion.

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Every woman needs blue in her wardrobe; it’s an incredibly elegant color to wear all year round and will complement all skin tones. So make it your new go-to color for the season. Read on to learn how to wear blue like a style pro…

Most Versatile Blue Shades To Pick For Your Blue Outfits

1. Navy Blue

Navy blue is by far one of the most universally flattering colors around and can look less harsh than black.

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This perfect neutral looks stylish, all year round, and can either look formal or casual depending on how you style it. And have I mentioned that navy blue can be worn with literally every other color in your wardrobe just like black?

In this classic shade, you can afford to think about navy clothes and accessories as an investment that you will keep for years. So, go get a navy coat, blazer, dress, skirt, pants, handbag, or shoes!

2. Cobalt Blue

This bright, bold blue color looks great and anytime you want extra attention, then pop this shade on for instant impact.

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Cobalt goes with everything from denim to a dressier attire, so shop accordingly.

We recommend buying at least formal pants, or dress in this bold shade, and if you’re feeling adventurous possibly even a full-on suit (though realize you won’t have as many opportunities to wear it as, say, black or navy suiting).

Once you’ve acquired some cobalt clothing of your own, consider pairing it with colors like mustard, yellow, pink, turquoise, or burgundy for maximum impact. White and black are also timeless options to try.

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In small doses, cobalt blue can easily make its way into any attire — think shoes or bags.

Also, note that cobalt blue is also, preferably the best color choice when looking to color clash or color block, and still look put-together!

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3. Pale Blue

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Also known as serenity, this pale shade of blue is timeless in its quality. If you invest in the right pieces in this shade, you can wear them season after season. 

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Pair a pale blue piece with either a bold color, or a more subdued, yet contrasting color to create a chic contrast. Thus, the pale blue works as a neutral, helping to bring out the full strength of whichever contrasting color you choose.

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    To create a fresh and crisp look, pair pale blue with neutrals!

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    Denim jeans are also popular in this color shade. However, you can always pick any shade of blue you want for your blue jeans.

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    What Colors Go Well With Blue?

    Blue works well with all colors — try it for either a bold, monochromatic, neutral, or tonal look. Here’s how:

    1. Color Block

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    Color blocking involves using “blocks of color” in your outfit to create a bold, eye-catching look. Strong blue colors can help you achieve such a look, think cobalt blue and royal blue.

    Vivid colors tend to uplift and revive your skin’s appearance. Thus, when color-blocking with blue, use the rainbow as your guide.

    In this case, all purple, blue, and green shades are in the same “family” or end of the rainbow while yellow, orange, and red are on the other side (including pink). Choose one side of the rainbow family and have fun!

    For instance, go bold in a dash of blue and hot red or orange. You can also grab attention by teaming blue and yellow.

    Print and patterns are also a great way to add visuals and interest to your look.

    2. Create A Tonal Look

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    One easy way to create a tonal look is by picking one color and layering different shades and tones of it.

    For instance, cobalt blue and pale blue are such a complementary match — while the lighter shade softens the look, the deeper cobalt is the highlight. 

    3. Or A Monochromatic Look

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    All blue is the safest color to commit to in a monochromatic fit and makes matching hues a breeze. Thus, a full blue suit is a good place to start.

    You can also crank up the color with one bold blue statement piece, like a long leather trench coat, and then pair it with accessories in the same color family.

    Remember to make it interesting by mixing up the fabrics and textures.

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    4. Try The Timeless Neutral Classic!

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    Any piece in a rich, bright, blue color will get you noticed, but two will put you in the style danger zone. Avoid any style missteps by opting for neutral shades like white and black to balance things out.

    You can also try darker blues if black and white are not your cup of tea!

    Tips On How To Pick & Wear Blue Stylishly

    First, consider sticking to the darker or more neutral shades of blue, especially when attending formal events.

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    When looking to stand out in a crowd, for instance, when you’re at an event, go for eclectic and brighter shades of blue. You will make a statement! That’s why cobalt blue gowns are a thing!

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    If you’re looking for the most versatile shade of blue that you can get away with having just one piece, then it has to be navy or dark blue! These versatile colors can easily be dressed up or down!

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    We wouldn’t recommend a bright baby blue fashion piece as your first item of choice, however. This light blue shade should only be a top-up to your already existing darker and deeper blue versions since it’s not so versatile.

    Get tops, chic skirts, or even summer dresses in the color. And wear this blue during spring and summer.

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    Styling Tip…

    Stick with quality materials and stay away from cheap fabrics to ensure the color of your blue outfit does not look all-beat!

    In the warmer months, wear cotton or linen while during the colder months, wool or cashmere are a great option. Avoid materials like polyester altogether.

    How To Accessorize Your Blue Ensemble

    Don’t hesitate to bring accessories into your ensemble!

    As always, accessories are the best way to go if you want to highlight your outfit with a select color.

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    Use silver or gold accents for an elegantly rich appearance.

    Remember this style mantra: for formal wear, the darker the outfit, the darker the shoes! That’s why blacks always win. However, you can always elevate the look by wearing silver or white shoes.

    Nude, black, or metallic accessories do well to flatter your blue since they allow the dress to remain vibrant and dominant. In the case you’re wearing blue accessories, then try vice versa.

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    However, blue accessories can also be worn with bolder outfits like hot pink for a more dramatic look.

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    Also, note that your makeup, nails and hair will pray a big role in how your look in blue. Neutral looks are timeless and they match with any kind of ensemble, monochromatic or clashed!

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    You can always pick one color from your whole outfit and chose to accessorize, do nails, hair, and bold lips in such a color.

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    Comments

    1. Ola says

      I love this striking blue color on you. I would probably never be able to walk in those shoes though. LOL!

    2. chelf says

      I agree with the whole monochrome vibe when it comes to such a vibrant colour (or any colour actually) and you sure look hot in blue! Lovely!

      • Dalene Ekirapa says

        Aaaw dear, thanks so much. Monochromatic actually is good for vibrant colors and even better if one doesn’t have to put up with other colors. Glad you stopped by!

    3. Laura Dove says

      Oh wow could this colour be any more vibrant?! I love it! I’m not sure it would suit me, I don’t tend to suit blue, but I love it on you!

      • Dalene Ekirapa says

        Hey Laura!
        Now that’s unfortunate that it wouldn’t look good on you. Perhaps some color experiments on you would do? Luke cobalt blue and neutrals. Anyway, glad you stopped by!

      • Dalene Ekirapa says

        Hey Laura!
        Now that’s unfortunate that it wouldn’t look good on you. Perhaps some color experiments on you would do? Like cobalt blue and neutrals. Anyway, glad you stopped by!

      • Dalene Ekirapa says

        Oh dear, thanks so much; mind you I treasure this floppy hat and I’ve kept it for too long. As well, my heel are gifted. I’m so lucky! Thanks for dropping by!

    4. Ana De- Jesus says

      I remember when I was doing my A-Levels and during my first year of university I had an obsession with cobalt blue and mint green and they were the two colours that I wore at the time. Now I tend to wear pastel blue, baby pink and burgundy with the occasional red but cobalt is still such a fun and bright colour. I definitely want that cobalt hat it is such a striking hat 🙂

    5. Alison Rost says

      Talk about a good pop of color especially during this season. I really like how you styled the dress, everything from the hat to the shoes is perfect with it!

    6. blair villanueva says

      Your whole look screams FABULOUS! I love cobalt blue because its stunning and standout from the crowd 🙂
      And its perfect for summer as well. Gorgeous!

    7. Akamatra says

      I think this color looks great on you. It’s not one of the colors that compliment me though.

    8. Lyosha says

      Wonderful look! I absolutely adore cobalt blue on you! and it also my favorite which makes this look my very best yours

    9. Razena says

      Cobalt Blue looks fabulous on you! I don’t think I’ve ever owned anything this color but with your tips on how to make it look glamorous I would definitely consider it now.

    10. Jennifer L says

      I was absolutely thrilled when Pantone came out with Cobalt blue cause it was such a gorgeous powerhouse color. Love how you styled the color from head to toe.

      • Dalene Ekirapa says

        Hey Jennifer! I did love it that Pantone also acknowledged the color; it is such a strong one and yes, I loved the whole look in cobalt blue for sure.

    11. Jennifer Prince says

      I love that color, and it looks so so good on you! It’s so cute with the hat, too. 🙂

    12. David Elliott says

      First of all, you look amazing in your outfit. But honestly the cobalt blue almost seems impossibly blue there. I know you said it stands out but it really REALLY stands out. It’s very beautiful. Thanks for tips on wearing the color.

    13. Array says

      Girl, you nailed it ! I don`t have the guts to wear all blue colour outfit or another block colour. Maybe I can master an all black one. I love how you played with accessories and the minimal make-up.
      Lots of love ♥♥♥
      Cat

    14. Jean says

      Cobalt blue is actually one of my fave colours, and you are totally rocking it in this outfit! I have a cobalt blue dress in my wardrobe that I have forgotten all about, and you have totally inspired me to wear it!

    15. Alex Rivera says

      I must say, you wear it well. The outfit and the shoes are amazing. I enjoyed the pics and the comprehensive write-up. Looking forward to reading more!

    16. Sigrid Says says

      Cobalt blue is love. That dress is so pretty something that I would want to wear myself. Nice monochromatic ensemble. In my case, I think I would prefer nude pumps with that dress. 😀 It;s just me.

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