Posts Tagged: cobalt

Reader Request: Combining Colors

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Lisa asked for “favorite colour combos and some tips on how to combine colours in unusual ways,” and as a self-proclaimed color fanatic, I’m happy to oblige!

But first, a confession: I cheat. Although I keep a Pinterest board of my own bold color combos, I mostly pin images of color combos I’d NEVER have dreamed up on my own. And I use this as a cheat sheet. It comes in especially handy when I have a solid-colored garment staring me down and cannot think of any other colors that would complement it. read more

Originally posted 2013-07-19 06:25:23.

Thrifting for Trends: Fall/Winter 2013 Edition

It’s time, once again, to examine the hot “new” trends for the season, and remind ourselves that fashion recycles EVERYTHING! Here are just a few of the garments, colors, and styles that are trending for spring and summer that you can easily track down at your local thrift and consignment shops. (Note that all of the on-trend items I’m wearing below have been thrifted. Already.)

Cobalt

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Cobalt was declared a trend just a few seasons back, but it is definitely the color to covet for fall and winter. This color is marvelous with gray and fun with black or black and white prints, but also try pairing it with magenta, neon yellow, purple, or navy. Cobalt is a strong shade and can overpower some complexions, but wearing it in a skirt, pants, or pair of shoes will work beautifully. As is the case with all color trends, these ones will be among the easiest to thrift! read more

This Week I Love …

… cobalt blue. Above you see my beloved Marni sandals. I purchased these last year, and they sparked an obsession with cobalt blue that hasn’t flagged since. I am now in possession of a cobalt handbag, belt and necklace, all purchased separately yet eerily matchy. And my thirst for cobalt is not yet slaked! Especially since I am yet to nab any cobalt blue garments. (Picture me rubbing my hands like a supervillian.)

Here are a few cobalt pieces that have caught my eye of late:

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