Every season it seems as though the monochromatic trend makes its way into our hearts and glossy fashion magazines. Whether it is neutrals on neutrals, neons on neons or classic black on black, we just can’t seem to walk away from this single colored aesthetic. This spring I admit I was a little hesitant to see the monochrome trend reappear, however I was floored to discover the color on color du jour… cerulean!
Anyone who has ever seen The Devil Wears Prada knows that “In 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent, wasn’t it who showed cerulean military jackets? And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of 8 different designers.” Cerulean is arguably the most luxurious shade in the family of blues. It is reminiscent of a jewel tone but unlike its more traditional gem colored counterparts, it pairs beautifully with nearly every other color and transitions effortlessly between seasons. Cerulean translates well in silk, cotton and even the often feared “blend” fabrics. Without a doubt, this decadent blue is a style knockout.
This week’s Fashionista embodies the casual cool vibe of the monochromatic trend, all in a luscious palate of cerulean. She builds her outfit around a foundation of perfectly dark, fitted denim and a pair of supple leather ballet flats. Topping these style staples is a silk cerulean blouse with playful, oversized eyelet detailing around the neck. Her blue on blue combo looks meticulously styled, all the while being indulgently easy to wear. Love what you see? Cerulean accessories are the easiest way to jump on board with this blue trend. Try this statement necklace with a white top and jeans for an everyday look that’s totally wearable and chic.