5 of the best baby blue hues for your summer wardrobe
As the good old English weather transitions from miserable to mediocre, we know it’s time for us to start replenishing our summer wardrobes, and this year there is one trend – or rather one colour – which we have fallen head over heels for. Peeping out from the rails with a seemingly wide-eyed innocence, baby blue is set to become one of the colours of the season, but don’t be deceived by its powdery softness, because this hue has had a gloriously grown-up rebranding.
Burberry, Vionnet and Versace SS14
This subtle shade has been paraded on the SS14 catwalks of Burberry, Vionnet and Versace – oozing the luxurious subtlety of high-end fashion, so lucky for us then, that the high-street has picked up on the pretty appeal of this cosmopolitan colour.
Despite being one of the rare shades which complements all complexions, the key to styling this shade is to stay well away from sickly sweet undertones. Avoid overtly girly styles and unnecessary adornment, but instead opt for clean-cut tailored separates or, if you need more aesthetic interest, try experimenting with textured fabrics.
This versatile look works with both smart and casual cuts, but in all honesty, we think it was born for workwear separates. We have our eye on Cos’ luxe duck egg blue tee – simply throw together with a pair of black tuxedo trousers and brogues for the day, then seamlessly slip into black courts for evening cocktails. For a more fashion-forward approach, look to Topshop Boutique’s patent a-line skirt – the baby blue hue means that the high-shine fabric doesn’t overwhelm the senses, all it needs is a classic white tee and a pair of retro tortoise shell sunglasses to let it truly shine.
Words and Styling: Joy Starkey