The fashion world is abuzz about the Pantone Color of the Year for Spring 2014: Dazzling Blue! The Color of the Year for 2013 was Emerald, but I think Dazzling Blue has so many more possibilities – any girl, with any complexion, eye color, and hair color can wear it, and look fantastic! If you’re looking to get ahead of the trend and start wearing this lush color right now, I can help. Here are my picks for the most stylish, on-trends ways to wear the Pantone Color of the Year for Spring 2014.
In the 80s, everyone wanted a Members Only jacket, worn, of course, with the sleeves pushed up. But the brand isn’t a thing of the past – their pearlized ruffle-front jacket is totally on-trend and, in fact, tops my list of the most stylist ways to wear the Pantone Color of the Year for Spring 2014. It’s a feminine take on the tough-girl motorcycle jacket, adding a little sweetness to this biker-chick staple. I’d pair this with your darkest denim skinnies and a plain white tee.
Recently featured in Elle Magazine, this gorgeous cocktail ring is a more subtle way to add Dazzling Blue to your wardrobe. It’s so eye-catching, featuring a 10.5 carat blue onyx surrounded by more than a half-carat of glimmering diamonds. Whether you’re having cocktails or not, wear this on your next date night with your best LBD and shine on!
Known for his use of ultra-luxe exotic materials, Farbod Barsum adds his take on the Color of the Year with this wickedly cool cuff bracelet. The bright silver-tone hardware and nameplate set off the electric blue lizard skin perfectly. Give your most flowy, feminine blouse an edge by pairing it with this bracelet, simple silver hoops, and sky-high heels.
Does your weekday wardrobe need a little kick? These bright blue heels can add a splash of color to even the most office-appropriate ensemble, but they’d work especially well with a menswear-inspired grey pinstripe pants suit and sheer white blouse.
Since 1969, the Tacorian family has created the most gorgeous fine jewelry, every piece on trend but classic at the same time. This gorgeous necklace is no exception – the color makes it a must-have piece for Spring 2014, but it’s so simple and elegant, you’ll wear it for years to come (with almost everything in your closet!).
I’ve been coveting an Epiphanie camera bag since I first laid eyes on one, and now that I’ve seen the Lola bag in this striking cobalt hue, I may just have to add it to my shopping list. It’s so much more stylish to carry than that ratty canvas camera bag I’ve been carrying for years – and versatile, too. The dividers come out so you can use it as an everyday handbag, too.
Not sure you’re ready to invest in a pricey Dazzling Blue piece? Then this sweet headband is just the thing! Wear it with your favorite maxi dress and cropped denim jacket for an afternoon of shopping with your bestie, or with light-wash high-waisted shorts and a graphic tee for a movie date. The price is completely budget-friendly, and the shade of blue is right on trend.
You’re a sensible girl, always packing your weather-proof jacket in your work bag, even when it doesn’t look like rain. But you’re also very style-savvy, which is why you might really like this K-Way jacket in such a brilliant color! It’s so much more flattering than bright yellow, isn’t it? It folds away in a little pouch when it’s not needed, so you can take it with you and always, always be prepared.
This beautiful bracelet hits the shops (and the Internet) on October 1, and I’ll be the first in line to buy it as soon s it goes on sale! The different colors and textures, combined with the little seashore details, make it a must-have for SS 2014. It’s almost too pretty to wear to the beach!
Your social calendar has more special events in Spring 2014 than there are dresses in your closet, and a girl can only wear her LBD to so many of them before she gets bored. Maybe it’s time to invest in an LBD of another color – next spring, LBD stands for Little Blue Dress! And this is just the dress, too, in the exact shade of blue that makes your eyes pop and your skin glow. Wear with floral print heels (or nude) and keep the accessories to a minimum. Gorgeous!
There are so many ways to use this clutch, it may just become your go-to bag next spring! Its slim lines and sleek (but casual) styling make it look small, but it’s roomy enough to hold your essentials: wallet, keys, phone, and lippie. Or, as the name suggests, use it while globe-trotting, and add your passport, itinerary, and foreign currency, too.
There are oh-so-many ways to wear the Pantone Color for Spring 2014! I can’t wait for that gorgeous Hipanema bracelet to come on offer, and that Lola bag is already in my shopping bag, awaiting a few quick clicks. Which of these Dazzling Blue goodies are you coveting? Or is there something else you’ve spotted I should add to my list?
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