Why blue?

Blue a colour that is now a winter favourite for many. This cold weather has made me get out all of my blue clothing. This colour is flashy, serene yet refined. No wonder blue is having a moment. In this article I am going to discuss an outfit I have purchased which is a favourite of mine. 

Different shades of blue

In the outfit below I am wearing many different shades of blue. This adds dimension to an outfit and dressing in all one colour is super simple and looks really chic. It’s also a great look if you want to draw attention to an awesome statement piece in the outfit, like I want my snake print skirt to be noticed. I have written a blog about why snakeprint is popular which you can find here

Canary Wharf, London
Canary Wharf, London

If you colour coordinate your top and bottom in a completely different colour, you’ll create the perfect canvas to show off your favourite statement. In this outfit I managed to find a pair of boots in a similar print to my skirt which is super cute.

Blue. Immortal elegance. Blue, a symbol of harmony, balance, peace; certainly and mostly a symbol of great elegance. Among colours blue is perhaps one of the most often employed colours in custom and art history though, comparing to red, yellow and other colours already present in prehistoric ages, blue appeared later.

Blue in Canary Wharf, London
Blue in Canary Wharf, London

Egyptians are said to be the first who obtained from lapis lazuli stone powder this particular colour which they used to decorate Pharaons’ tombs.

Due to this difficulty in obtaining it blue has always been considered a solemn colour and therefore it’s been associated to wealth as well as to dresses to be worn on very special occasions. This idea went on until, in the fifties, ‘jeans’ made its appearance.

At the beginning with this term it was intended a working garment made of a very strong and tough fabric but it quickly became something which completely transformed fashion concept up to the present days. Everybody knows how blue is a ‘passepartout’ colour, perfect on any occasions, smart without being striking; many elegance and style icons loved it, let’s cite one for all: Jackie Kennedy. We have seen class women of all times often dressed in blue. It’s not a hazard then if nowadays blue, including all its shades and hues, is the colour we can’t do without. A fact confirmed by recent collections showed in world most important fashion weeks.

Snake print and chain belt accessory

Canary Wharf, London
Canary Wharf, London

I have written a whole article about why the snake print is so popular which you can find here.

The snake print is so popular that most women and girls are purchasing this in almost every shade and blue is certainly no exception to this rule. I am wearing a racer skirt. This racer skirt is blue snakeskin PU mini skirt with chain belt detail.

Chain belts are cool versions trimmed with leather, adorned with charms, and even strung with seashells—and there are lots of amazing designer vintage styles that are on the market. The trend isn’t exactly new and actually has roots in the 90’s. Since pieces from the decade are making a resurgence in a big way, it’s no surprise that the trend is coming back into play. It just adds variety to my outfit and makes me stand out.

Ragged Priest Jacket

This blue jacket I am wearing from the Ragged Priest has been my favourite purchase over the last few months. It is super comfortable and really sweet.

I love cuddling up in this blue teddy bear jacket that has a high neck, front zip closure and zip pockets.

Canary Wharf, London
Canary Wharf, London

Teddy bear coats are a staple this winter. I have one in caramel and this blue one I just had to purchase. Teddy coats aren’t quite faux fur, nor are they faux shearing. In fact, the texture is more like that of the old teddy bear you used to snuggle up to as a child, hence the name.

As one of the more practical fashion trends we can get behind, they combine all the softness and warmth of a faux fur coat without the unflattering fit of a puffa jacket. They’re soft to the touch and suit most body types.

This definitely works well with this look as it is a winter look and what other colour is more suited than blue?

Heels

My heels a similar print to my skirt – it just keeps consistency and looks chic throughout the outfit.

Canary Wharf, London
Canary Wharf, London

Clear bag

Less is more right? Well, that is my motto anyway. I love wearing a clear bag and they are having a moment during this period.

See through bags are far from a new concept. Apart from clear bags reappearing every few years, last year saw the quick, but mighty, explosion of net and mesh handbags.
The new fully-lined plastic purse, however, won’t result in you losing a lipstick or two. Maybe there’s a deeper meaning to us adopting see-through bags: In a world of change, transparency is key, even if it’s just letting the world peep into what we schlep around on a day-to-day basis. Or maybe we’re just into the slightly tacky, slightly nostalgic look of a good ol’ plastic bag that will help us breeze through a stadium’s tough security policy.
Canary Wharf, London
Canary Wharf, London
I definitely don’t have to rummage my bag to find my lipstick or phone!
This outfit is one I simply adore. You can shop my look below. Lots of love, Maya xxx
Shop Maya’s Blue Winter Look
Ragged Priest Racer Skirt
Ragged Priest Racer Skirt

Ragged Priest Racer Skirt

Ragged Priest Racer Skirt

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Ragged Priest Ego Jacket
Ragged Priest Ego Jacket

Ragged Priest Ego Jacket

Ragged Priest Ego Jacket

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D&X Olori Silver Earrings
D&X Olori Silver Earrings

D&X Olori Silver Earrings

D&X Olori Silver Earrings

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Topshop Lola Clear Frame Grab Bag
Topshop Lola Clear Frame Grab Bag

Topshop Lola Clear Frame Grab Bag

Topshop Lola Clear Frame Grab Bag

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