Last year, sky blue was called the new “Millennial pink”. This season, The Pantone Colour Institute’s shortlist of Spring/Summer 18 colours includes “little boy blue”, as seen on catwalks at Carven and Chanel.
Blue is the promise of a new day. Because it makes us think of the sky and the sea, it suggests expansiveness and continuity. An added bonus? Blues are said to be calming and to help with stress. Some studies have shown it can also make you feel creative, so try out blue if you’re in a creative rut.
Apparently, wearing blue leaves others with the impression you’re loyal and trustworthy – a smart choice for your work wardrobe. Go bold, with statement pieces: Balenciaga’s standout azure leather jacket with oversized shoulders combined the eighties revival with this new colour trend. No one can resist the allure of a striped sundress, especially in nautical blue and white. Or combine it with accents of bright block colours for cheerful summer chic. If you’re going head-to-toe blue, a bold earring or silk scarf will break it up – Fashtory can help you find just the thing.