S/S15 has all the international heavyweights singing from the same songbook. No matter the style, fabrication or tone, this season all houses are playing the blues. Rich indigo jumpsuits at Celine, navy coats at Louis Vuitton and washed back denim from Chloe and Gucci, all herald that this season, the mood is blue.
The strong runway presence aside, it is the street style at the Spring/Summer and the more recent fall shows that are truly inspiring. Waiting for shows, dashing to appointments we saw designers, editors and bloggers alike sporting the hue, working in bright statement bags, beyond pale shirting and double denim, proving that whatever your personal style there is a blue for you.
A cobalt accessory, layering a navy blazer or adding a washed back pair of flares to your current wardrobe is the easiest ways to get the blues this season, but those on point are largely wearing the tone head to toe.
Here’s our guide to getting the blues:
As one of the key pieces of the season, the crisp shirt in a pale blue tone is easily wearable and a great alternative to white and a sharper take on head to toe than double denim.
Working a navy blazer or coat back with denim, is a great way to update your smart casual look, keeping it current but clean.
Double denim continues to inspire and is a great way to introduce new denim silhouettes like culottes, flares or pencil skirts into your wardrobe. For a tailored take on this trend, you can’t go past the suit. Work back with crisp white shirting and neutral footwear.
Adding denim in unconventional silhouettes is an interesting way to introduce blue hues to your wardrobe. Think dusters, dresses and tees for a fresh look. Dressed up denim is huge this season.Add a clean structured statement bag to update any look.
About the author;
A senior womenswear buyer, lecturer and key note speaker. Lauren Jones has over 10 years buying experience, working across department store, David Jones and youth sector retailers General Pants co. and Glue Store. Specialising in women’s denim and fashion, Lauren has forged a successful career, consistently driving strong sales and margin result in a rapidly evolving landscape. Drawing on this experience, Lauren created Style Retailer, a fashion consultation business designed to help major retailers and independents alike drive competitive advantage and growth through solid buying practices.
Lauren also uses her vast experience to lecture at Sydney’s FBI Fashion College, teaching both Fashion Buying and Advanced Fashion Buying courses. Lauren is also a regular speaker at fashion seminars in Melbourne and Sydney and a regular contributor to leading fashion publications.