Spruce up this season’s wardrobe with a jolt of much needed color in a sea of grey and black. Fall means pastels and neons are officially replaced with rich jewel tones like hunter green, oxblood, and— our favorite this year—royal blue. Royal blue has climbed the ranks in versatility, making it one of the best alternatives to traditional autumn neutrals. The fall 2014 runways were awash in deep sea blues, rolling out painted pieces in cobalt, sapphire and cerulean. As a quick and easy way to refresh our fall wardrobes, we’ll be shopping for royal blue accessories this season to punch up the endless sea of blah-worthy black.
Fall, like spring, is the perfect time to cast off old style habits and jump on those new trends you’ve been dying to try. If you’ve been meaning to ditch the antiquated leather watch strap and dive into trendier timepieces, Rubr’s IW comes in a calming indigo hue that will serve as a perfect pop of color under any fall staple. It gets bonus points for the smooth rubber that won’t leave a pesky watch mark!
Instead of investing in an entirely new evening wardrobe for all the glam events on your upcoming calendar, get more mileage out of those LBDs by springing for some sapphire sparklers. Nelly’s Simple Oversized Earrings add an instant upgrade to any tired look you’ve trotted out before.
Sooner or later, that chill is going to set in (brrr!). And once it does, we all know it’s not going anywhere for quite a while. Keep your digits dainty, dashing AND warm with Wyatt buttery leather gloves in a refreshing shade of blue that won’t be due to frostbite. And for a fall fling with the “navy” snatch up a satchel like this one by MbaoBao to keep all your daily essentials neat, tidy, and of course, endlessly chic.
Fit for a queen of any command, these deep blues can put a regal spring in your step without breaking the royal budget. Happy shopping!
Pantsuit: Lela Rose Fall 2014 RTW
Jacket: Rebecca Taylor Fall 2014 RTW
Coat: Jill Stuart Fall 2014 RTW
Tights: Anna Sui Fall 2014 RTW
1. Rubr IW Royal Blue Waterproof Watch, $35
2. Nelly’s Simple Oversized Royal Blue Dangle Earrings, $14.95
3. Wyatt Royal Blue Leather Snap Button Accent Gloves, $80
4. MBaoBao Genuine-Leather Satchel, $186
– Alia Rajput
Image Layout: Second City Style
Runway Photos: WWD, NYMag
Runway To Real Way: Holding Court with Fall's Royal Blues
September 29, 2014