TREND: I’ve Got the Blues

Saying goodbye to your basic black coat may be hard, but students on Western Illinois’ campus are veering away from the plain and entering a colorful world of winter wear. Whether it a bright cobalt, deep navy, sultry turquoise, or youthful pastels, blue has never been so hot. Electric blues swamped the runways for the Autumn/Winter 2010 season with every designer from Versace to Sonia Rykel. And this Fashionista is making it her own.

Instead of opting for the typical, this Fashionista expressed her courage and attitude by donning a bright cobalt blue structured military jacket, very reminiscent of the Revolutionary War period. This jacket, from ModCloth.com, has the privilege of being worn casually to class, or dressed up in a winter wonderland. The BB Dakota jacket being is a great find for cool weather fashion statements, but the website features other vibrant aqua styles.

This tallulah jacket pairs a sophisticated navy blue with a removeable faux fur collar, which has been seen all over the fashion world. The hidden getaway jacket features an asymmetrical zipper, an oversized collar, and one of my favorite and most easily matched patterns, plaid. The tiers for good luck coat by Steve Madden triggers a more feminine look with multiple tiers below a high bodice and a romantic deep teal color. Lastly, and my absolutely favorite, is the bright blue yonder cape. In a warm royal blue wool, the chicest style to hit the runways this season is the ever fashionable cape. Modcloth.com features this draped cape that will turn any outfit into a fashion statement.

Whether paired with tights and a pair of two-toned wingtip oxfords, as this Fashionista did; or denim and over-the-knee suede boots; shade of blue have been seen swimming the Western Illinois campus. No matter what shade or style, the blues have never felt so good.
 

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TREND: I’ve Got The Blues

Oddly in coherent timing the color blue emerges perfectly with H & M’s celebration of blue! It’s the transition from the deep navy’s of winter and the introduction to the electric, cerulean, and denim hues. This Fashionista hit the mark with a headband, easy fit jacket, and even a frost lip. The ensemble is refreshing and cool and well balance with neutral toned lace up heels and black leather carry all. Blue is effortlessly bold and stores everywhere are catering to it’s sublime effect. There are sequin dresses, hoodies, necklaces even try a nail polish. If you have to start adding color to pop some sense into your wardrobe, start with blue.

Style On,

Marko

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