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  1. Blue is a work color
    • Work outfit ideas with blue
  2. What is so special about blue?
    • Blue is very versatile
    • Examples of outfits with blue for off-duty
  3. Top of the World Style linkup No. 245

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Blue is a work color

February is the month for wearing red because of Valentine’s Day. Thus, for a change, let’s have a look at ageless style in blue. Blue is a color associated with work, often with work in a factory. Blue collar worker. Nevertheless, it is also a work color for the so-called white collar workers.

The navy blazer with gold buttons, for instance, is an eternal classic that has its origin in the military uniforms. Read, it looks professional. In the military, this color is used in the Navy and in some countries in the Air Force as well. Speaking of uniforms, many air lines use blue for their crews’ work clothes, and it’s not because the sky is blue.

Work outfit ideas with blue

The following photo inspirations serve to provide your with outfit ideas how to wear this neutral color in different ageless ways.

over 50 year old woman in denim skirt and blue sweater Oliveo denim skirt with Ann Taylor sweater dyed navy blue, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle GNW tight, Coach booties (all own) and boot toppers c/o My Top of the Boot

stylist in ultramarine wrap dress with white Indian print for the office Ethnic inspired printed wrap dress c/o HSN over haftee c/o Haftee with own belt and metallic kitten heel pumps

#Styleover50 marine and red floral dress with dyed blazer Notations floral blazer after dyeing with L.K. Bennett open toe pumps, Hermes bangles, Seiko watch,  Jaeger tote, Karina Dress floral print dress (all own

over 50 years old Alaskan fashion blogger in blue sweater with hounds tooth skirt and white booties DIY brooch worn instead of a belt, pearl metal necklaces, silk holiday scarf, Banana Republic houndstooth skirt, Hermes collier de chien bangle, DIY bangle, pantyhose, pearl barette and Fendi booties (all own)

#fashionover50 mature woman in bomber jacket and skirt Rebecca Taylor floral print bomber jacket,Hermes collier de chien bangle, Festina watch, ZR&ZR skirt, Prada bag, and Via Spiaga slingbacks (all own)

fashion blogger at the Fairbanks potato festival Self-made turquoise 40s inspired dress with abstract floral print, Hermes collier de chien bangle, statement peridot, amethyst, and citrin necklace with matching earring and bracelet, and Valentino studs (all own)

stylist in street chic with trendy snake print, denim, suede with gemstone hangers J. Crew snake print skirt, Vince Camuto boots, Hermes collier de chien bangle, August silk top, Judith Leiber belt, DIY gemstone earrings (all own) and tights c/o Hipstik legwear

woman in blue fake skirt suit Jacket Socity motorcycle jacket with GNW Luxe sweater, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Halogen skirt, GNW tights and Harley Davidson booties (all own)

style blogger in denim coat, pantyhose and nude pumps with a red bag Max Mara denim coat, pantyhose, Celine tote and Ivanka Trump nude ankle strap pumps (all own)

mature woman in pleated skirt with sweater Lauren Ralph Lauren skirt, Brooks Brothers sweater, Tommy Hilfiger sandals, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and neckerchief (all own)

#fashionover40 mature woman in classic navy-white polka dress for work Karina Dresses polka dot dress, Nine West pumps, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, Hermes collier de chien bangle and peridot necklace (all own)

midlife Casual Friday outfit with Gucci bag and statement heels Oliveo button down shirt, neckerchief, belt, London Jean BF jeans, Gucci bag, Studio gladiator heels (all own), and wooden watch c/o Jord

stylist wearing a blue dress, boots, belt, statement necklace and floral scarf holding MessyWeekend sunglasses Sunnies c/o Messyweekend, own silk scarf, Diane von Fürstenberg dress, Gucci belt, necklace, topas earrings, L.K. Bennett boots, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Festina watch and Prada bag

#fashionover50 woman in a navy tweed sheath work outfit Sheath dress c/o Shein, own GNW Luxe sweater, Hermes collier de chien bangle and leather band, GNW tight, Antonio Melani booties, and brooches

fashion blogger Nicole in preppy vacation look Gucci belt, Festina watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Kate Spade basket bag, AMS neckerchief, Esprit neckerchief, Dr. Scholl sandals, Rafaella  dress (all own) and wooden sunglasses c/o Winkwood

stylist in jacket, sweater, skirt winter outfit with heeled duck booties Max Bogen hat, vintage collar, Star jacket, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, GNW Luxe sweater, J. Crew skirt, Hermes collier de chien bangle, golden bangle, smoky quartz necklace, GNW tight, Ampbelle duck booties (all own)

woman in blue needle stripe skirt suit with a twist Dark blue needle stripe skirt suit with front zipper, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, sequin top, GNW Luxe sweater, GNW tight, and Valentino boots (all own)

Style blogger in casual work look with azure cardigan Ray Ban sunglasses, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Prada satchel, rutil quartz necklace, smoky quartz belt (all own), floral print top and cardigan both c/o Coolibar and pants c/o White House | Black Market

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 basically 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 since they got married?

Note that the fact that blue doesn’t look dirty easily also means clothing in this color are low maintenance. Who does want to save money on dry cleanering?

Blue is the “natural” color associated with jeans or denim. All other denim items are considered colored, even the white ones. There are carpenter jeans for a reason. And it’s not because blue is the color for boys, but it hasn’t been that way all the time.

Blue is very versatile

Blue doesn’t stop after work. On the contrary, it is a great color on weekends too. Even for festive attire, sapphire or royal-blue are great choices.

Again, it’s because this color’s brightness  is hard to stop looking great even when there is a little dirt from a mishap. Furthermore, no matter whether it is a mute shade like navy or in a clear shade like Royal blue or lightened up with white (baby blue), the color is such a classic, it blends in. Thus, a classic all blue suit, gown, or dress can be worn again and again. Blue is such a work horse for everyone. When in doubt what color to wear other than black, go for blue.

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Examples of outfits with blue for off-duty

Here are a couple of weekend, vacation, and festive more or less monochromatic outfit inspirations in this neutral color.

mature woman in denim dress Denim dress (altered) with Anne Klein scarf as belt, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and Gloria Vanderbilt pumps (all own)

midlife woman in indigo and white print sundress with shirt Oliveo shirt, hat, BP sandals, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own) and sundress c/o Needham Lane

stylistin azure and white Jäger dirndl styled as skirt Jäger dirndl worn as skirt under Carhartt gingham shirt (pocket removed), Dr. Scholl wedge sandals, Ray Ban sunglasses, Coach bag (all own), and green wood watch c/o Jord

Nicole of High Latitude Style in denim-on-denim casual look Great Northwest denim shirt, Loft flared jeans, neckerchief, statement belt (all own), Musse & Cloud sandals c/o Coolway, and wooden sport watch c/o Jord

#agelessstyle mature woman in festive outfit with navy and gold thread brocade skirt Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, GNW tight, Harley Davidson booties, Tucker brocade skirt, silk scarf (all own) and statement necklace c/o Happiness Boutique

style blogger over 50 in royal blue and black sequin and velvet semi-formal dress Royal blue sequin black velvet semi-formal gown c/o AMICLUBWEAR worn with own Very Fine Dance Shoes Latin dance sandals

Of course, a monochromatic outfit in this color is also a great idea. You can find my ultimate guide with tips and trick on how to style a posh monochromatic look at this link.

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Top of the World Style linkup No. 245

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Welcome to the 245th Top of the World Style linkup party. Before I forget, I would like to invite all fashion and style bloggers to co-host the top of the World Style linkup party. Just send me an email. Want to throw your own party? click the link to find out how.

Let’s start with honoring the awardees from last week’s party.

op of the World Style Winner Carrie in a 1920 inspired nude sequin flapper dress
Carrie of Curly Crafty Mom became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post

Carrie, the blogger at Curly Crafty Mom became the Top of the World Style Winner. She presented a 1920 inspired look. The nude color makes this dress to look so sexy. A perfect look for Valentine’s Day and a change to the typical red. I so would wear this dress. <3

Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav Claudia Lasetzki in plaid oversize winter coat, burgundy pants, yellow sweater
Claudia Lasetzki became the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

You clicked Claudia’s post ob the oversized winter coat trend the most. She blogs at Claudia Lasetzki. The photo reminds me of family walks along the Rhine river or along old Rhine sloughs in winter. And, yes, the outfit is perfect to beat the humid, just above the freezing point winds in the Rhineland.

Top of the World OOTD My Fav in sparkly skirt and leather jacket
Cheryl of Cheryl Shops became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

I picked one of Cheryl’s non-red Valentine’s Day outfit suggestions as my favorite. She blogs at Cheryl Shops. Isn’t her sparkle and leather look amazingly interesting? <3

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Now let’s party!

Entrance to the Top of the World Style linkup party

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