Blue, that happiest of colors, is where it’s at this time of year! Forget about shades of gray and settle on the color that will uplift you and take you to the sea. It’s no wonder people feel solace spending time by the beach on a sky-blue day.
I associate different shades of blue with various things, but overall blue feels luxurious. Not surprisingly, lighter shades of blue are lighthearted and give off a more carefree and fun vibe, but all in all, blue is always an inviting hue.
Starting off with pants, slip your legs into this Armani wide-leg pant. This is a flattering style for a tall gal who likes to accentuate her lower half. Wear with stilettos or pointy heels and pair with a ruffle top or tank for a night out. Don’t forget a classic clutch to play up the sophistication factor!
→ Buy the Armani Collezioni Wide Leg Trousers, $775.00, at bloomingdales.com.
Next up is a gorgeous bag that really makes blue shine. This bag uses royal and ocean blues in beautiful harmony. Even though this bag is on the large side, that doesn’t take away from its style. It would serve well as a travel and work bag, but you may also consider taking it along on errands because the spaciousness comes in handy and has enough flair to keep you fashionable even when you’re doing the most mundane things.
→ Buy the Proenza Schouler Royal And Ocean Blue PS 1 Convertible Shoulder Bag, $1,895.00 (was $2,215.00), at bluefly.com.
To save time, I always opt for a dress. It helps when you don’t have to piece an outfit together. This dress is breezy and allows room to maneuver in. Just this simple style with flats speaks volumes. When I see this, I think perfect day dress but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have potential once the sun has set. Pair with pearls or glam it up even more for an evening occasion and you’ll get two shades out of one.
→ Buy the Zara Dress with Back Slit, $59.90, at zara.com.
Need something stunning for the evening? Then you will love this lace sheath dress by Allen Schwartz. It shows skin without being tasteless. The peekaboo detailing spices up the straight cut and allows for dramatic makeup. Keep the round neckline unadorned and perhaps wear only a pair of show-stopper earrings so that the dress can do most of the awing.
→ Buy the ABS by Allen Schwartz Illusion Lace Sheath Dress, $370.00, at bloomingdales.com.
is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kim is currently based in sunny San Diego, California, where she's a Realtor with Apprize Realty, Inc., specializing in coastal homes and luxury acquisitions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.