For Fall 2012, Stella McCartney draped her models in a sea of vivid blue selects that ranged from athletic to elegant. From lashes to toes, the vibrant blue was so prominent, it had fashion critics dubbing it Stella's "blue period". Already having dabbled in this hue during her Spring 2012 show, Stella proves that blue is here all year round. Embrace this eye-popping hue by wearing an all blue ensemble — just be sure to break the monotony by combining different textures, such as silk and lace or leather and suede. If you prefer your blues in small doses, opt for a bright blue eye shadow or cobalt suede heels. Here are a few of blue's best to get you started on this winning hue.
Not sure how to go about this trend? Kristen Stewart has the right idea. The electric blue lace dress Kristen wore to the 2012 Kids Choice Awards from Stella McCartney's Fall 2012 collection which she paired with suede pumps of the same hue capitulated the Twilight star to the ranks of the fashion elite. Mixing textures and fabrics while keeping the blue tones in the same family, Kristen's look is both fashion-forward and fresh. All that's missing is some bright blue Mascara.
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Party with Blue
If you want to get in on some of the Stella blue action but don't want to wait until her fall collection hits stores, check out this striking silk and lace dress available for purchase now. This blue dress is right on trend with this season's bright palate and sporty features such as mesh inserts. Apart from the eye-popping hue, the beautiful combination of lady-like lace and silk crepe-de-chine makes for a luxe design. Wear this thigh-grazing dress with neutral sandals, minimal accessories, and be prepared to paint the town blue.
Color Block Blue
ALC's two-tone navy and cobalt crepe dress is color-block-cool . But color isn't the only duality this dress offers. Part sporty, this dress features a crew-neck and an edgy exposed zip-detail at the back. Part sultry, there is an unexpected exposed racer back slip on the back that is subtle but undeniably sexy. Pair this chic dress with bright heels for a full modern look that is appropriate for both day and night.
Belt Those Blues
Add a touch of blue to any outfit by incorporating this hot blue belt from hip label, B-Low The Belt. This bright accessory is the perfect and most subtle way to amp any outfit. Pair it with a black and white combo for a modern contrast or over pastel separates for a striking look. Either way, this versatile piece will remain a staple in your closet all year-round.
Spots of blue, black and white make for a chic combination on this cashmere Yarnz scarf. Perfect for those cooler night, or for added day time luxury, this chic wrap instantly upgrades and brightens any outfit. Wear it now over plain white t's for a casual vibe or over a blue silk camisole for a color intensive look. This colorful scarf is a fun and welcome addition to any wardrobe.
Blue on Print
Get an early start on summer with these geometrical printed navy shorts from Zara. The gym-shorts silhouette combined with the drawstrings provide a casual feature to an otherwise glam silk separate. Not only is the silk material ultra-luxe, but the combined print is chic and looks elegant when paired with a white button down. All of this for under $60 makes for a must purchase.
Make A Statement Blue!
You don't need to don a whole blue outfit to make a statement, when you can say it with this necklace instead. This blue layered necklace by Sequin features blue chains, beads and crystals, that make for an attention grabbing accessory. Not only do the contrasting materials provide a modern touch, but the different shades of blue including electric, cobalt and navy give this statement a contemporary edge. Sass up any casual outfit with this jewel or pair with an elegant LBD for added emphasis.
Blue on Your Feet
Jimmy Choo updates its glamorous lace up Gladys in an electric blue hue. The royal blue suede and braided laces make for a sexy and luxe combination. Pair these sandals with an LBD for a striking contrast or with an all bright ensemble for a spring styled look. These luxe shoes are a great investment as they will make just about any outfit feel special.
Extremely Blue Lashes
Copy the makeup seen at the Stella McCartney Fall 2012 runway, by swiping an electric blue hue on your lashes. YSL's Volume Effect Mascara in Extreme Blue honors its moniker by giving your lashes a bright dosage of cobalt. Its revolutionary applicator creates varying volume and a long-lasting tint. Intense and bold, this shade is not for the makeup-shy. For extra emphasis, put on falsies first and then go all out with this bright blue mascara. Added bonus? This electric shade comes in a luxe gold tube that is uber-chic.