Without further ado, let’s talk about blue.
I’ve culled and searched; studied and nit-picked my way through the hundreds and hundreds of blues out there, choosing as always those we could literally wear — some of course requiring the wherewithal to wear them — or at least come away with ideas like the sweet, cropped navy blue silk kimono jacket from Yves Saint Laurent for example. Depending upon one’s figure and personal style I think we could wear or accessorize with any of the blues pictured above.
You will note I took a soupçon of artistic license with the definition of bleu, spilling over into aquas, turquoises, baby blues, etc. along side the traditional no argument navies. BTW, hold on to all your hues and if you have a navy blazer take very good care of it. We are now full-into a trend that continues into the fall and winter so be prepared. (It also means you’ll be hearing from me again on the subject in the future. Oh, the thrill of it all. . .)
From the top: A classic YSL blazer a once-in-a-lifetime keeper; silly sunglasses from T19; an easy-breezy all-year-round camouflage number by Paul & Joe for Pierre Cardin; the YSL kimono, mentioned above (go to Chinatown, cut one off, hem); Stella McCartney’s gorgeous raw silk, hides-a-multitude-of-problems, over-sized jacket; jeans as trousers from Sinéquanone; an oh-so-pretty dress (what more can one say?) by Martin Grant; a sweater-set (note blue bag) from Diane Von Furstenberg; a grand entrance specimen of the highest order from Gucci; Repetto ballerinas; two-fer (fringe AND blue) sandals from KJacques; stranger than fiction — is this fab-u-lous bag really from Target (?), if so break all speed limits to get there before anyone else finds out the truth; a luscious pale blue topaz bracelet from Ali Baba; what have we here (?) yes, indeed, lapis lazuli creoles (!); a sexy, dress-up/dress-down T-shirt from American Vintage (it’s a French company, did you know that?); a blouse and a dress from Antik Batik — one of my favorite boutiques, especially for to-die-for scarves; and a maillot de bain from Diane Von Furstenberg.
Et c’est tout pour le bleu — pour le moment au moins.