There’s just something mystical about blue, whatever the hue. From bold and bright to gentle and subdued, here’s a few of our favourite blue shades and how best to wear them.
Baby blue has been making waves for decades and is certainly a must-have shade for the spring season. Maxi and midi dresses, mac coats and barely-there strappy sandals in this dreamy hue will see you out the door in sophisticated style, while baby blue leather or faux fur is sure to turn heads.
BE A PRINCESS
Not for the faint-hearted, princess blue glimmered magnificently during major SS19 fashion shows. Either a flowy or fitted midi dress with a sweetheart or straight neckline in this vividly vivacious shade is sure to give you that Hollywood glam, especially when paired with diamonds or pearls – a look fit for a queen!
IN THE NAVY
Boundless in its versatility, navy is a regal, dependable colour. Pair navy blazers and blouses with crisp white skirts or trousers for clean and sensible contrast. For the statement makers, teaming navy with strong colours such as red, purple and pink gives bold chromatic strength.
TOUCH OF TURQUOISE
Make an entrance at any event this summer with turquoise, a dazzling shade of blue that dares to be louder and prouder than the rest. As we get a first glimpse at the international SS20 fashion shows, trend forecasters predict a rise more muted shades of aquatic colours like turquoise, aqua, teal and mosaic blue for the coming year, but don’t worry – the traditional turquoise still stands strong.
Cue the revival of yet another ‘90s craze: studded silhouettes return as the ultimate embellishment of 2019. Small studs, big studs, spikes, rhinestones… if it’s studded, we want i t.Check out our styling tips ahead.
FOOTWEAR WITH FLAIR
The easiest way to embrace this edgy trend is with footwear – studded strappy sandals, studded stilettos and studded boots are all statement shoes. Studded platform stompers or trendy embellished mules – which will it be? Attention fashion followers: shoes with studded or spiked heels and/or toes are a funky street style silhouette that’s attracting attention.
Traditional clothing is getting the studded treatment – plain white blouses with a studded collar or shoulders are making their grungy appearance amongst the other punky trends of 2019, while denim miniskirts and shorts with studs on one half are a summer wardrobe must-have.
Studded leather of any kind is the epitome of rock ‘n’ roll glam. Toughen up any feminine aesthetic with a bespangled leather biker jacket; the iconic silhouette reminiscent of ‘90s grunge. Pair with coloured snakeskin, a dark red lip or chunky hoops – or all three.
Feminine meets rock chick with a studded headband. Headbands scattered with jewels and other embellishments were seen amongst the 50 gloriously over-the-top alice bands featured in Prada’s SS19 runway looks – and of course, studs were the star of the show.
BELTS WITH BLING
If there’s one accessory you need in your closet this season, it’s a studded belt. Add a little bling to an otherwise plain outfit – cinch that classic LBD at the waist and pair with platform heels for an edgy nighttime ensemble, or team with distressed denim and a simple tee for that casual weekend go-to.
Bags, purses and clutches have long been in the embellishment game, but they’re getting a star-studded twist this season. Play it safe with a studded black wallet, or go big and bold by way of a fluorescent shoulder bag adorned with spikes: need inspo? Check out Valentino’s ‘Rockstud Spike Fluo’, the iconic new neon bag collection straight off the SS20 runway.
We’re just one seasonal step away from summer, the season of all things cute, flowy and bright. Time to get our shoe selection up to date! Here’s a funky 90’s look that’s enjoying quite the renaissance – it’s a look we square by!
Enter square-toed shoes. We know; it’s shocking. Just when you thought fashion was done with resurrecting all things 90s, another retro comeback hits the street style scene. But both delicate and dramatic renditions have been spotted on the dainty soles of our favourite fashion icons and influencers, proving that many are sold on this silhouette.
Rounded or pointed toed heels were once favoured over their square siblings, but it appears the creative masterminds behind some of our favourite fashion labels have developed quite a penchant for square-toed footwear in 2019. This retro runway contender once conjured up images of clunky boots and ‘nana’ style heels, but now all shoe styles are getting the square-toe treatment – everything from strappy kitten heels and sling-back sandals to leather mules and textured loafers.
For the faithful fashionistas, singular straps, miniature heels and on-trend colours like seafoam green and marigold are proving to be particularly popular styles. Test the textured waters with the prints of the moment; crocodile and snakeskin – perfect paired with a neon silk minidress or satin slip skirt.
Add some eye-catching elegance to a casual tee or blouse and classic cropped trouser combo with a polished pair of sling-backs in this style, or slip on some textured slides for a slouchy but stylish weekend look.