Blue and white outfits are an eternal classic, while perennial trend. This post shows how to create interesting looks in this combination year round. Read how to style this evergreen look for work and play.
- Why Is Blue and White an Evergreen Look?
- Witnessing the Repeat of the Trend
- What Is So Special about Blue?
- Why Is Blue Very Versatile?
- Try a Blue and White Print with a Solid in One of the Colors
- Why Is This Color Combination an All Season Classic?
- Evergreen Spring Work Looks
- Business Casual Summer Look
- How to Wear a Blue and White Stripe Dress on the Weekend
- Why Blue-White Clothes Screams Summer Trip
- Fall Office Outfit Ideas in these Colors
- How to Wear a Blue and White Summer Sheath in Winter
- How to Mix Blue and White Prints
- Wrapping Up How to Wear Evergreen Blue and White Outfits
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Why Is Blue and White an Evergreen Classic?
The blue plus white trend is an evergreen classic that pops up perennially. This is due to the friendly and uplifting vibe of the colors that remind of fair weather clouds in the summer sky. The color combination namely elevates our moods. As a result, everyone loves it.
Witnessing the Repeat of the Trend
As a kid, I loved my Granny’s white and blue china that featured 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 night blue pair, nor a white T-shirt. More on why my first pair of jeans were hand-me-down Wranglers.
In the 1980s, the trend boomed as the “summer-in-the-Provence” style and as the navy suit with white button-down shirt. I owned a blue and white polka dot skirt suit in the 1990s. Finally, I bought the night blue jeans, and paired them with a white button-down and navy-style blazer, in an American Classic Style look.
In the 2000s, I saw a photo of Victoria Beckham in a dress that looked like one of these expensive white with blue Chinese vases. 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.
What Is So Special about Blue?
Well, stewardesses and stewards may spill something while working, the blue collar worker, constructor, carpenter, you name it, may get dirty performing their work. Blue still looks good when it gets a bit dirty. The business person wears the blue blazer for the same reason. Did you ever realize how often the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle wear navy or blue?
Because blue doesn’t look dirty fast, clothing in this color is low maintenance. Who does want to save money on dry cleaning?
Why Is Blue Very Versatile?
Blue doesn’t stop after work. On the contrary, navy, sapphire or royal-blue are great choices for weekend and festive attire too. See for example, what to wear to the opera.
No matter whether the blue is a mute shade like navy ora clear shade like Royal blue or lightened up with white (baby blue), the color blends in. As a result, a classic all blue suit, gown, or dress can be worn again and again. Blue is a workhorse for everyone.
Stylist tip: When in doubt what color to wear other than black, go for blue.
Try a Blue and White 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. See the outfit inspiration below.
Blue with White Is an All Season Classic
This color combination has a crisp feel. Consequently, its versatility works year round.
Classic Spring Work Looks
Business Casual Summer Look
Striped T-shirt Dress Weekend Look
Sitting on a deck watching the river traffic and water birds is enjoyable on a hot summer weekend. The water namely cools the air a bit. A simple royal blue with white stripes T-shirt dress with a pop of colors (scarf, bag), and a fisherman’s hat to shade the face and eyes make a perfect weekend look. In this outfit inspiration, wearing menswear with feminine footwear and scarf creates an interesting edge.
Fall Office Outfit Ideas in these Colors
The look below shows a blue-white business casual look for fall. It pairs jeans with a paisley print 3/4 sleeve cardigan as a top under a navy blue light wool blazer.
Why Blue-White Clothes Scream Summer Trip
Baby boomers remember their summer-in-the-Provence. We associate blue skies and white beaches as well as southern destinations with this color combination. For instance, think about the white painted houses with their blue doors, blue window panels and blue window shades in Greece. As a result, blue-white summer road trip outfits are an evergreen. Finally, don’t forget about Nautical Style.
How to Wear a Blue and White Summer Sheath in Winter
When I saw this blue and white sheath summer dress in February, I couldn’t resist. I had to have it. For this outfit inspiration, I “winterized” it. Guess what?
After I got the dress, I saw a photo in a magazine where Kate Middleton wore a similar dress.
How to Mix Blue and White Prints?
Mixing prints in this trend is easy. All you have to ensure is that the prints have distinctively different size.
Wrapping Up How to Style an Evergreen Look in Blue and White
Blue and white goes with nearly everything. This color combination permits great, safe and stylish prints and patterns mixing without going over the top. Therefore, it’s also a favorite for a mix-and-match vacation style. The maritime vibe of the colors makes them also great option when packing for a cruise.
You can find further blue and white outfit ideas with a pleated polka dot skirt with paisley print top and an Indian print-inspired blue and white sheath.
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