The Blueprint

The Blueprint

I’m normally a pretty neutral dresser–blacks, whites, grays, browns, denims. But every season, I find myself obsessing over a certain, unusual hue on the color wheel. This past spring, it was tangerine orange. This was especially interesting because, ever since Nickelodeon painted the screen with the plasticky pigment, I’ve hated the color orange. But I found myself inexplicably gravitating toward it in every store. I bought a bright orange blazer and an orange sleeveless top, frequently rocked coral-orange eyeshadow and nail polish, and even bought an orange lipstick.

While I was home for the weekend, I had to make a Forever 21 run. (Since the shopping in my college town is less than limited, it would be a sin not to.) And I stumbled upon this stunning Blue Man Group-colored scarf that I just had to have. I also eyeballed an electric blue cross-body bag, and some royal blue nail polish, and realized, I’ve found my shade for the season: bright, cobalt blue.

This color is thought to be both calming and powerful. People with cobalt blue auras tend to be logical, intelligent thinkers; those with royal blue auras are often headed in the right direction (if you’re into that sort of thing). So what better way to prepare for going back to school than to stock your wardrobe with this mesmerizing tone?

Add blue shoes or statement jewelry to a skater skirt and sleeveless collared top for a quirky, yet refined look. Pair a cobalt tank with leathery leggings or a high-slit maxi skirt on a night out. A cobalt blazer, tote bag or midi skirt work well in the office, while patterned dresses, slacks and cardigans transition catch the eye after work. Or just accessorize a white t-shirt and cuffed jeans with a quilted blue shoulder bag, gradient aviators, nail varnish or eyeliner for a pop of color. I’m excited to incorporate this hue into my collection!

What color(s) are you loving for this upcoming season? What’s your favorite way to wear bright blue? Want to know more information about the items in the layout? Comment below!

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