Actually, cobalt blue is the breakout colour star this season
Pantone may deem ultraviolet the hue of 2018, but we bet you’ll be filling your cart with this cool colour.
Remember that scene in The Devil Wears Prada where Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep, gives Anne Hathaway's character a mortifying dressing down about the origin of her cerulean sweater? In fashion, as in beauty and décor, colour is serious business.
Every year, trend forecasters spin the colour wheel to predict the most popular shades for the months ahead. From the catwalk (Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors and Oscar de la Renta can't be wrong) to the beauty counter and the red carpet, this season's runaway hit is cobalt blue.
We found it splashed across bags, shoes and watches as well as nail polishes, tech accessories and even KitchenAid mixers. No matter how you choose to embrace the watery hue, quench your colour craving with our edit of the best blue items below.
Stella McCartney's splurge-worthy satin bag boasts elegant gold chain hardware, star embroidery and a sleek, camera-carrying shape. Wear it as a cross-body for day and as a clutch for cocktail hour.
Stella McCartney Stella Star Mini Shoulder Bag, $1,385, stellamccartney.com
Give your gym look a fashionable kick with bright blue runners. These sneaks are part of Nike's iD collection, which means you can customize your pair with one-of-a-kind details and a personal message.
Nike Air Huarache Essential iD, $200, store.nike.com
When I first saw these phone cases at Holt Renfrew over the holidays, I thought they were ridiculous. Let's face it, who needs a fuzzy phone case? But then I picked it up. Cozy and soft between your fingers, wouldn't you rather be holding that than a piece of plastic?
Wild & Woolly Vincennes Phone Case, $385, wildandwoollyny.com
Mascara is an easy way to test the trend without making a major commitment. Try a soft swipe across the tips of your lashes or only along the bottom for a subtle shift from basic black.
Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Couture Mascara, $39, sephora.com
Even though these tassel earrings are statement-makers, don't reserve them for after dark occasions. They will look just as beautiful paired with a white shirt as they will with a simple sweatshirt.
Baublebar Gabriela Stud Tassel Earrings, $48, baublebar.com
Upgrade your earbuds with a set in cobalt blue. Not only do they look cool, they deliver a clear, crisp sound thanks to noise-isolating technology which reduces the sound of loud phone-talkers, crying babies and yappy dogs. Travel time will never be the same.
Beats by Dr. Dre EP On-Ear Sound Isolating Headphones With Mic, $129.99, bestbuy.ca
Kids love colour. All the more reason to get them into a pair of these summery shades. The classic aviator shape lends a little grown up sophistication meaning you might just want to nab a pair for yourself too.
Old Navy Blue Aviator Sunglasses, $8.94, oldnavy.gapcanada.ca
Slim and low-profile, this sleek watch can easily slip beneath your shirt cuff so that you can choose when you want to reveal a pop of colour. Plus, at this price point, it's a fun, easy way to get in on the trend.
Swatch Up-Wind Watch, $60, swatch.com
Swap out stale pink lacquers for a touch of blue. This shade is surprisingly flattering on every skin tone and looks especially cheerful when painted on toes. As an extra bonus, the silver-spiked bottle is eye-candy for your vanity.
Christian Louboutin Nail Colour – The Pops, $65, holtrenfrew.com
Show your true colours in Givenchy's sport-inspired varsity jacket. The lightweight wool makes it a perfect layer for spring's unpredictable temperatures. Wear yours to work with tailored pants, and on the weekend over a midi dress.
Givenchy Embroidered Wool-Blend Bomber Jacket, $1,480, net-a-porter.com
Does your kitchen need a quick upgrade? Consider swapping out your counter appliances for more colourful ones. This mini mixer doesn't have a big footprint (ideal for small spaces) and it instantly injects some personality into your place.
KitchenAid Artisan Mini 3.5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, $549.99, kitchenaid.ca
Caitlan Moneta (@caitlanmoneta) is a Toronto-based fashion editor, writer and stylist. She's a firm believer that there's nothing a little retail therapy can't fix.
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