Not One of Pantone’s Picks!
Happy day, reader dearest!
Everywhere I look, I’m seeing bubblegum pink. Which I’m feeling meh about this season. Yes, that is amusing since the main accent color in my Summer Capsule Wardrobe is pink in many forms. AND pink is everywhere on the website! If pink IS your jam, then check this post for tips to wear pink with blue but are afraid of looking juvenile… I love pink, I’m just not loving the particular shade that is taking over the racks right now.
If pink isn’t my current color obsession, what is? Blue and White!
Blue and white, especially navy and white, make a comeback every spring. But navy’s not doing it for me. I’ve got nothing against navy and white. They’re classic and nautical when paired. Tres nautique! I had my fill of nautical when I was wearing navy and white every day for work, and to this day I feel foolish in sailor inspired garments. When you’ve worn the real thing, the rest feel silly. The blue I wish I could dive into headfirst is Cornflower from the box of Crayola 64’s.
Cornflower blue and white feel perfect for summer! Together they feel like beach towels and umbrellas. They feel like the ocean. They feel like blue sky and puffy clouds. That openness may just be why I’m obsessed. After a year of being cooped up, blue and white feel like fresh air and a fresh start! I might be able to get into almost any blue (That isn’t too dark.) and white
Cornflower blue and white also throws me back in time to the Corningware that my mom had when I was a girl. This is pre-French White. All Mama’s Corningware had the blue cornflower design on it… There’s even a website dedicated to the cornflower blue. Check out Hamlette!
Here’s some of the blue and white I’ve been wearing so far…
I’m seeing a theme!
How About You?
What color(s) are you crushing on for summer? Are you a fan of navy and white? What color or neutral do you like best paired with white? Did you (or do you still) have Cornflower Blue Corningware? Did you know that blue is the world’s favorite color? The color of a blue sky correlates with positive associations worldwide! What’s your favorite shade of blue? Do tell… I’ve asked the internet to leave extra space for your responses!