Navy, cobalt, powder, baby; whatever your preferred shade of blue, chances are it looks best in the summer. Whether you’re at the beach, by the pool, or under a clear sky – there’s no doubt that blue is one of the colors of summer. And it’s so versatile! You can go preppy with a lady-who-lunches dress, nautical with white jeans, or more modern with a brighter, trendier shade. From clothing to home decor, our summer blues edit will have you feeling anything but.
It seems like this year, everyone has dresses on the brain. Myself included! It’s no surprise when they’re as beautiful as this Mille Victoria dress in a pretty stripe . I love the tiering, the short sleeves, and the flattering belted detail. Frank & Eileen’s Rory shirtdress in breezy linen is a perfect shade of sky blue, ideal for lounging by the pool or running errands. On the dressier side of things, this pleated Poupette St. Barth dress is a charming date night look without too much drama.
A nautical vibe during the summer is refreshing and crisp, and what’s more nautical than a thick navy stripe? Everlane’s box-cut tee, Kule’s cream-and-navy sweater, Tuckernuck’s boatneck t-shirt, and J.Crew’s French-inspired boatneck are all excellent versions. Clare V’s needle shirt is a modern take on stripes, with several different shades of blue and sizes of stripes. Looking for something a little more solid? You can’t go wrong with a linen shirt, like these dark blue and light blue J.Crew versions .
Maybe you want to make a statement. How about a needlepointed loafer with blooming hydrangeas? An ombre striped cashmere quarter-zip for chilly summer nights? Indigo silk trousers with a scarf print from Ralph Lauren?
Finally, maybe you want to add a splash of blue around your house. For al fresco season, these Serena & Lily gingham napkins or these block-printed Fete Home napkins are on my rotation. Mark D. Sikes, the king of blue himself, has a new collab with Anthropologie and the pieces are beautiful at a great price. Think table runners, understated but still chic geometric lamps, and your new favorite coffee mug.
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