Blue and white is an eternal classic, while perennial trend. This post shows how to create interesting looks in this combination.
- Blue Plus White Is an Evergreen Classic
- Witnessing the Repeat of the Trend
- Pair the Print with a Solid in One of the Colors
- Styling a Blue and White Summer Sheath
- You Can Mix Prints of Same Colors
- Blue-white Clothes Make a Great Vacation Look
- Blue and White Stripe Dress Weekend Look
- This Color Combination Is an All Season Classic
- Wrapping Up
- Welcome to the 104th Top of the World Style linkup party
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Blue Plus White Is an Evergreen Classic
The blue plus white trend of the spring/summer season seems to be my big thing. It’s a classic that pops up perennially. Here again I wear an outfit featuring this trend.Blue and white is an eternal classic, even when it is called a trend. Click To Tweet
Witnessing the Repeat of the Trend
As a kid, I loved my Granny’s white and blue china that showed old Dutch landscapes. As a teenager, one of my style crushes was night blue jeans with a white T-shirt and a whimsical necklace. Of course, I never had a pair, and a T-shirt was considered American underwear, i.e. it was not modest to wear it. My first pair of jeans were hand-me-down Wranglers from my Mom’s best girlfriend’s son.
In my twenties, the trend popt up again. My love for dark blue plus white continued. It was my “summer-in-the-Provence” style phase, shortly before I enrolled at the Université de Clermont-Ferrand in France. In the 1980s, it was the blue suit with white button-down shirt. In the 1990s, I had a blue and white polka dot skirt suit. I finally bought the night blue jeans, but paired them with a white button-down, an American Classic Style look. I still love wearing this look. I update it with the shoes.
In the 2000s, I saw a photo of Victoria Beckham in a dress that looked like one of these expensive Chinese vases. Of course, it was white with blue. At that time, my late Mom had adorable dishes in a white and blue onion pattern known as Zwiebelmuster in Germany. My nephew owns this treasure today.
Pair the Print with a Solid in One of the Colors
The easiest way to style a print is pairing it with one of its solid colors. In the next outfit inspiration a halftee and the shoes are used in this sense.
Blue and White Summer Sheath Like Kate Middleton
When I saw this blue and white sheath summer dress in February, I couldn’t resist. I had to have it. Unfortunately, March’s weather wasn’t cooperative at all with temperatures around -20F (-28.9oC) in the mornings and temperatures around 10 F (-12.2oC) around noon. But, finally, I got to wear it, even though in a “winterized” way. Guess what?
After I got the dress, I saw a photo in a magazine where Kate Middleton wore a similar dress.
You Can Mix Prints of Same Colors
I don’t know what it is with prints, but I cannot stop with just one print in an outfit. Here again I am mixing them. I just can’t resist! Mixing the blue and white trend is easy. All you have to make sure is that the prints have distinctively different size.Mixing blue and white prints is easy. Just go for a different size of print. #style Click To Tweet
Blue-white Clothes Make a Great Vacation Look
I have a knack for blue-white summer road trip outfits. You could associate the color combination with Greece when you think about the white painted houses with their blue doors, blue window panels and blue window shades. I mentioned the summer-in-the-provence association already before. Blue skies with white fair weather clouds.
Blue and white prints are a summer vacation classic. #travelstyle #vacationstyle Click To Tweet
Blue-white screams vacation!
Striped T-shirt dress weekend look
Sitting on the deck and watching the river traffic and waterbirds is an enjoyable thing to do on a hot summer weekend. The cool water provides some cooling of the air. A simple royal blue with white stripes T-shirt dress looks great with a pop of colors like the scarf and sunflower yellow bag. This fisherman’s hat is similar to a baseball cap when it comes to providing shades for the face and eyes. However, it is unexpected and a lot more stylish. It adds some edge to the look as it is a clear menswear piece. The scarf, bag and footwear keep the look feminine.
This Color Combination Is an All Season Classic
The look below shows a casual work look for fall. It pairs a paisley print 3/4 sleeve cardigan from summer as a top under a navy blue light wool blazer. The combination of dark blue and white. This color combination has such a southern France – summer in the Provence vibe to it.
This color combination also permits for great, safe and stylish prints and patterns mixing without going over the top. Blue and white goes with nearly everything. Thus, it’s great for a mix-and-match travel wardrobe. The maritime vibe of the colors makes them also great for a beach vacation or when packing for a cruise.
You can find further blue and white outfit inspiration pairing a pleated polka dot skirt with paisley print top and an Indian print inspired blue and white sheath I wore for Easter brunch at these links. Learn more on how to look ageless in blue at the link.
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Welcome to the 104th Top of the World Style linkup party
Thanks to all of you who linked up in the past and make this party great and exciting with your inspiring outfit ideas. Welcome back! You are an awesome crowd!
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By linking up you agree that I may feature you as Top of the World Style Winner, Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav or Top of the World OOTD My Fav and use a photo from your linked up post in the feature. Thank you. 🙂
To support other fashion and style bloggers, I added a new feature to the Top of the World Style linkup party last week. A random generator picks one post. The blogger who submitted the post becomes the Top of the World Style Winner. S/he is featured at the next party in addition to the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav and Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Of course, the winner also gets a cool logo for their sidebar, featured or awards page (see below). 🙂
Since the party runs a week minus 5 minutes, this feature will have temporal delay of two weeks for technical reasons. At the time of scheduling a new party, the old party is still in full swing and blogger still can join. To give all guests the same chance, the old party has to have closed before drawing the winner. In plain English, the Top of the World Style Winner visited the linkup party two weeks ago.
The winner of this week’s feature is Melody Jacob, the blogger at Melody Jacob who submitted her winning post at the 102nd linkup party.
Rebbeca the blogger at Rebecca Tries Trousers became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav as you clicked her post the most. Her floral, colorful top screams spring, and we all look forward to wearing our new outfits. 🙂
Laura Bambrick, the blogger at I Do DeClaire, became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. I have a confession to make. I had put my eyes on this shirt too, but hadn’t come along to order it. Budget, you know! I spent my money on shoes early in March. Anyhow, I love how summery she styled it. Despite of the romantic embroidery it looks professional enough for Casual Friday. <3
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