Monday, February 4, 2013

Obsession: Cobalt Blue

I am so ridiculously obsessed with cobalt right now, which is kind of funny because my favorite color is red. Not that I wear a ton of red, but I digress. I just see so many images that inspire me. Jenny from Crazy Style Love does this so well, whether it be the predominant color in her outfit or more of just an accent.

It's actually because of her that I ended up ordering these tights from Old Navy last week. I've been pinning images to jog ideas of how I want to style these. I love the look with contrasting shoes, but I have so many cobalt pairs of shoes that it'd be a shame not to take advantage of them and lengthen my legs with a monochromatic look.

So, how have I sprinkled cobalt into my life, you ask? You saw my cobalt coat from yesterday's post. I love pairing cobalt with cognac.

Left: Peplum top from Kohl's, Gap Always Skinny pants, boots from Bakers, tiny bubble necklace from Groopdealz, Kate Spade watch. Right: Banana Republic button up under Lands End dot top, cobalt skinnies from Delia's (similar), Coach "Adair" wedge boot, NY&Company earrings, necklace and bracelet.

I also think it looks awesome with leopard. But honestly, it's hard for me to think of a color that does not go well with leopard because it's such a good neutral despite it being a print. (That's a whole other post in and of itself.)

Left: Caslon button up, Express cami, same Delia's skinnies from above, Calvin Klein flats, Francesca's necklace, Kate Spade bangle, Express charm bracelet. Right: Express scarf and skinnies, Banana Republic button up, Target sweater vest, Report "Marks" booties in cobalt, gifted bracelet.

Or, just simply stated with black.

Left: JCrew sequin sweater, JCrew Factory chambray tunic (similar), Two by Vince Camuto faux leather panel leggings, Express pumps. Right: NY&Company blouse, JCrew pencil skirt (similar), DKNY dot tights, Kate Spade "Lisa" polka dot mesh pump (limited sizes here!), Stella and Dot necklace and feather brooch.

I'm pretty sure I have the cobalt footwear covered. 
Clockwise from top: Report "Marks" booties, Express pumps, JCrew Factory flats, Nine West leather strap heels (gifted)

When I think of a cobalt shoe, my mind automatically goes to suede. But, remember those Kate Spade bow pumps I bought in a mint color last week? I just found out they come in cobalt. Dying!

Considering my cobalt addiction, I'm surprised it took me this long to buy the Old Navy tights. I'm excited to wear them and cannot wait to share the look with you! How else would you style cobalt? What colors are you craving?


  1. OMG the cobalt Kate Spade shoes... dead from the awesome.

  2. I know!! Can you imagine if these were in the store??! I would have worn them home. Shoot.

  3. my shoes made it into a post!!!