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True Blues for Spring 2014


True Blues for Spring 2014

From florals to ikats, brocades to linens, different patterns, materials, and fabrics have us seeing double this season with the new varieties and colors our closets are suddenly yearning for. But one trend in particular has been getting a lot of our attention, putting our eyes through royal-blue tinted glasses.

For Spring 2014 runways, bright, true blues were seen from designers, both new and old. Marc Jacobs used the tried and true hue as an eccentric under-eye liner, using Nars rich teal eyeliner in Kaliste. We also saw beautiful baby blue eyelids in the Badgley Mischka show, and from Marc by Marc Jacobs.


Jenny Packham showcased a variety of luxe, royal tones, pairing silvery baby blues with rich, warm mustards and browns, and showcasing two beaded blue maxis, both double-take worthy pieces for your next grand soiree. Jason Wu continued the dazzling blue theme with a see through, navy blue beaded sleeveless dress that boasted just the right edge to modernize a classic, showing skin but still hitting right below the ankle. David Koma took a futuristic approach with panels of blue accented against stark white, with bondage cuts and surprising shapes. One of our favorite takes was from old hat Diane Von Furstenberg, whose ‘Oasis’ collection channeled an island unto herself, with pops of red, black, white, blue, pattern mixing, and a calm, cool feeling. She used the royal blue on its own in two maxi length dresses, and gorgeously blended with warm tans, yellows, oranges, and browns in her pattern play.

To put this trend in your every day routine, try a subtle teal blue smokey eye, toned down for day. Continue it on your under eye line for a daring look for a night out. Try a sea glass blue eyeshadow for a reminder of warmer days, or a cobalt blue nail polish to brighten up your week. While we’re waiting for all these designer pieces to go on clearance, tide yourself over with pops of bright blue and cool tones in your wardrobe. We love the bright blue lace midi-dress from Nasty Gal pictured above. It plays with the lace textures that are also very big for Spring, and the bright tone keeps it from coming off too girly. Most of all, don’t be afraid to play with colors. This season, the brighter, the better.

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