ColumnBlack and blue is one of the hottest color combinations right now. Here’s how to wear it this spring.
We’ve talked about black and white earlier, but another of the hottest color combinations right now is black and blue. Mixing these two hues, previously considered a big fashion no-no, will give you a fresh on-trend look for spring. The great thing about this trend is that both colors are timeless basics, and you may just be able to put together a look from what you already have. If not, here are some suggestions on how to channel this trend.
1. Reuse Jeans Mid Rise Flares
If you’re buying a new pair of jeans this spring, make sure they are flares. This pair, from Reuse Jeans, is made from 80 percent recycled denim and dyed using low-impact dyes. Since water-saving production processes are used, each pair of jeans saves up to 2,500 gallons of water, compared to mainstream denim companies.
$95, Fashioning Change
2. Priti Flowers Nail Polish by Priti NYC
Nail art has never been trendier than it is now. The perfect way to apply the black and blue trend to your fingertips is to give yourself a reverse French manicure with non-toxic polish by Priti NYC. Use 652 – Swan River Daisy for the base coat and 369 – Magic Man Iris for the tips.
$13.50 each, Priti NYC
3. Baggu Medium Pouch
Made in NYC from soft natural milled leather, this cute little pouch is perfect for holding your phone, Metrocards, liptstick and other valuables when you carry a tote bag. For nighttime, you can also use it alone as a small clutch.
4. Stewart & Brown Swooping Half Sleeve
Every girl needs a few basic tees in her wardrobe. This asymmetric swoop tee by Stewart + Brown features pockets and seam details, and is made in the U.S. from 100 percent organic lightweight jersey cotton.
$92, Stewart + Brown
5. Rachel Comey Kinta Sandal
The perfect way to channel the black and blue trend is by rocking these open toe sandals by Rachel Comey. Ethically made in Peru, they feature a black textured stamped leather upper, slingback strap and a wood platform wrapped in blue leather.
Photos courtesy of the designers, top collage by Johanna Björk