If you’ve read any fashion mags or fashion-forward blogs, you’ve seen that cobalt is The Big Color for Fall/Winter. And it’s a lovely color, the color of the sky at times, the ocean some days, Paul Newman’s eyes.
And the color of gorgeous gems. I wouldn’t mind a vintage necklace like this, for example:
|Via Etsy, a gorgeous 1920’s stone necklace. I wouldn’t care about cobalt being on-trend; I’d wear
this beauty any time.
Cobalt does my skin tone no favors, though, when worn near my face. I have low-contrast coloring, and vivid colors overwhelm me. So I’ll add cobalt to my closet via pieces like this:
|This is so my style, via Bloomies (sold out now). I’d add a neutral or maybe a plum knit top.|
|Awesome knit skinnies from ASOS. I’d wear these a lot.|
Or these smart cotton blend trousers from Banana Republic:
I already have awesome blue suede shoes from Sofft:
And I’d like a sparkly bracelet; I wear bracelets every day.
|I like the pretty-but-rugged look of this Etsy bracelet.|
So I think I am nearly complete with my cobalt-ness. And you? Is it a color you like to wear? Do you care very much which colors are of-the-moment?
Happy, happy Monday,
loved the collection of women wedges …nicely presented…:)
Being more or less Snow White colouring, cobalt blue suits me nicely – in fact I'm wearing it in a cardie as we speak, with dark jade green trousers.
Love that necklace and bracelet! Bright blue is not a color that's in my closet… yet. I'm a little timid when it comes to color, except if it's a small accessory, but I'm trying to break out of my black/white/grey shell. s.l.o.w.l.y. I still have time, right?
Cobalt is one of my perfect colors, so I'm excited! I have lots of cobalt blue necklaces and an awesome dress, but I think I need to be on the lookout for some affordable pants and a jacket.
I'm in love with all jewel tones…the richer the better! Your cobalt suggestions are lovely…the sandals, especially! I have one piece…a Free People trapeze slip, but I have only worn it once, so far. I don't usually care what colors are "in," I just wear what I like…
Totally coveting that necklace.
I mostly get my shots of color in my jewelry and my nail polish, so a good cobalt blue nail polish would be a nice addition to these options. I know it's more "beauty" than "fashion," but the line gets a bit blurry sometimes.
I love cobalt blue; especially in glass. I don't really care what colors are "in fashion" at any time. If I like it, I wear it.
Cobalt is one of those colors that's just not my color. Go a smidge greenwards to Atlantic blue, Moroccan blue, whatever they're caling it these days and yes but cobalt itself no. Just a slight gradation in color makes a huge difference to me on this for some reason.
since I've gone silver I've become a huge cobalt fan!! Definitely works with my coloring now!!
I LOVE your cobalt shoes–!!!!
You know, I don't believe I have anything in that shade (like Vix, I can't help calling it electric blue!) Not because I don't like it, because I really do! I love your sandals, and the bracelet perfectly Patti-esque!
Naturally, whether a colour is deemed fashionable or not is of no consequence to me at all! xxxx
I really like the jewelry you found on Etsy. It is funny how colors get renamed…I have royal blue that I love to wear and it looks just like cobalt….there are colors I just cannot wear like you…but this is a pretty color to enjoy on others if you can't wear it. I might have to co pull out some of those old pieces we called royal blue!!
I love this colour having got over its 80's association (at least in the UK, I think because Princess Diana was so fond of it in her clothes and accessories). It's a great colour for you! I really don't care about trends in colour, I wear what I like and what suits me.
Actually I like all shades of blue and I love cobalt blue. Depending on the material, it is sometimes difficult to wash, because the color washes out sometimes. But that is probably because of my washing skills :-). And I think cobalt blue is beautiful only when it is properly intense. The pants from Asos is beautiful. I wish a wonderful week, Conny
Pants and Tops
Actually I like all shades of blue and I love cobalt blue. Depending on the material, it is sometimes difficult to wash, because the color washes out sometimes (But perhaps this is because of my washing skills :-)). And I think cobalt blue is beautiful only when it is properly intense. The pants from Asos is beautiful. I wish a wonderful week,
Pants and Tops
I've never met anyone who didn't look a goddess in cobalt (or, as we called it in the 1980s, electric) blue! Give it another chance. xxx
I love cobalt blue but for me it is better on my top half and that includes jewellery than my bottom half.
I am totally smitten with this color and have pants,tops, blazer and pumps in this shade.
I love the colour but lately I have found myself building a wardrobe of neutrals. This is a bit odd for someone who has always loved colour. I have a cobalt blouse and as far as I know it looks good on me but I tend to layer a charcoal or black cardigan on top of it. I don't feel the need to wear or use whatever the latest trend colour is. I am only interested in colours I like and which suit me. Not everything I like does suit me and some seasons the in colours don't appeal to me much. I think that's why I am gravitating towards neutrals.
Cobalt is one of my colors and I can wear it close to my face; it's a great color on me. I have lots of cobalt. You are correct tho, if a color is not in your palette, to save it for things farther away from your face~ xoxo
I love cobalt but I love any fully saturated colour. The jewel tones are my favourites.
I'm the opposite of you. I never want neutrals or pastels by my face.
I love those Knit skinnies from Asos – drooling now!
There are some colors that no matter how 'in' they are, they simply don't work for my kin tone. Love that bracelet and would wear it a lot too!
I love cobalt, but can't bring myself to wear anything so brightly coloured as those pants. I'd be all over that necklace or bracelet though, with matching eyeshadow.
I love cobalt but only because it's close enough to TARDIS blue. I'm a huge Doctor Who fan who can't wear the kitschy/costume-y stuff at work so I try to infuse my wardrobe with as many referential items as I can. Sadly, even though it's the color of the season, I can't seem to find pieces I really love. Am currently looking for a flowy, rayon button up, a smart blazer and some oxfords in cobalt. Here's hoping I find them eventually. ;p
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I love cobalt. I think it's a good color for me. I don't really care about color trends….unless it's a color I like!
I am huge fun of cobalt blue. I recently wore a cobalt blue outfit which was way out of my comfort zone.