I’m not talking about super-dark navy and ink blues, but rather lighter shades of blue, both muted and bright, like French, indigo, air force, cobalt, sapphire, sea, cavalry, bluebird and chambray blue. Tops in lighter shades of blue look okay with blue jeans, but they look a lot punchier with black bottoms in Autumn and Winter. So think black jeans, black Ponte de Roma knit pants, black slacks or a black skirt when you’re wearing a blue top.
Think further and pop a mid-tone blue top under a sleeveless black frock. Wear blue shoes or boots with black bottoms, leggings or a black dress. Add a blue handbag to an all black outfit. Wear a blue coat over a flop proof LBD.
For more punch I like to mix in white or cream into a black and mid-tone blue palette. White acts as a bright and adds a refreshingly crisp touch. This can be as subtle as a camisole that peeks through from under a top, or a skinny belt that breaks up the expanse of a blue tunic. My favourite ways of adding white are with pearl accessories, white specs, a white watch or white button down. But there are countless combinations so give it a whirl if you like to wear blue. Brunettes, I hope you’re listening.