Hi Feeling Stylish readers! I’m Katie and I’m the baking and shopping addicted blogger behind delightso.me. Jess has kindly allowed me to write a post for her, so I thought I would share my pick of the blue pieces you can get your hands on now. Thanks for having me!
This winter, the must-have hue has been pink, with the pink coat being the key piece of the season. But, for spring/summer 2014, it’s all about the blue trend. Just about every big-name designer has sent his or her models down the catwalks of the four fashion capitals wearing every shade of blue you can imagine – from cobalt to sky. But, you don’t have to wait until next season to find pieces in 2014’s principal hue.
The wide-legged trousers
While black wide-legged trousers might be a workwear staple, navy blue is just as striking. This pair from So Loves Vintage would add a subtle little twist to office wear. Wear with a blazer and a crisp white blouse for a smart look for meetings with clients. Or, these will work equally as well for some holiday sightseeing next spring too. Simply wear with a printed vest – choose one with a slogan for a look which is very 2014 – a floppy felt hat and a pair of tan wedges.
These are definitely one of my favourite pieces for next season. Alexa Chung and Sienna Miller are huge fans of the slipper-style loafer. And these python loafers from Avec Modération are in a very fashion-forward shape, looking like old-fashioned gentlemen’s slippers but in beautiful Tuscan leather for outdoor wear. These beautiful blue slippers would look equally good dressed down with a pair of skinny jeans or worn with a summer dress and a boxy bag.
The chunky knit
A warm chunky jumper or cardigan is absolutely vital to stay warm during the winter months. And, while cream cable knits have been all over the catwalks and the high street, I absolutely love this cobalt blue knit from La Redoute. It’s a flattering shade and shape and I’m going to wear it over leather skinnies and a grey roll neck for winter, then team it with a printed dress and tan ankle boots as the spring weather arrives.
The mini dress
Blue might be the must-have for next season, but it’s also the ideal shade for the party season now. This blue mini dress from Pink Boutique hits the mark when it comes to age-old rules of style – that if you’re showing off your legs, you ought to keep cleavage covered up. The skirt is beaded on the front. But, from the back, it looks like a simple blue shift dress. I’d pair it with nude heels and a metallic clutch bag.
If my lottery win ever comes in, these gorgeous earrings by American jewellery designer Jennifer Meyer will be one of my first purchases. They’re 18-karat gold with triangular turquoise shapes surrounded by 1.56 carats of diamonds. You could wear with a crisp white shirt and three-quarter length baroque trousers for work or a dinner date, or to provide stunning contrast to a white dress. But, at $22,500, they’re a little out of my price range so I might have to start my search for a high-street version
With blue of just about every shade on display on the runways – including the pale blue of Christian Dior’s shirt dresses, Vera Wangs sculptural sparkling dark navy party dresses and Burberry’s lace sky blue crop tops, you’re sure to find the perfect blue hue for you from ready-to-wear collections or the high street. It’s a shade that will leave you feeling anything but blue.