Want to get in on one of the biggest fashion trends of fall 2012? Just pick up something in the season’s It shade, cobalt blue. It’s showing up on bags by Jason Wu, Coach, and Max Mara; on blouses by Isabel Marant; and jackets by Fendi. Slightly peppier than navy but still sophisticated enough to wear for a variety of occasions, cobalt blue is easy to pull off! Here’s how:
Just like its darker navy cousin, cobalt or royal blue looks great with black. The most obvious way to wear this color pairing would be a blue top with black pants or a skirt, but switching the two shades around offers a more unexpected and pleasing pairing. Finish the look with cobalt blue jewelry, like one of Zariin’s new cut blue agate cocktail rings, for a look that’s fresh yet still polished. If you’re really feeling bold, a blue dress looks great pairing with black jewelry, like Zariin’s ‘Tale of Two Stones’ gold cocktail ring with black agate and labradorite.
Luckily, shades of indigo don’t just pair well with neutrals—blues are excellent paired with other colors, as well! Punchy blue is the perfect companion to vivid reds or oranges, or another “It” color of the season, rust. Zariin’s ‘Ode to Style’ gold necklace features a blue agate pendant surrounded by a cluster of gold ball, rose quartz, citrine, and carnelian. It’s a perfect blend of punchy blue and subtle supporting colors for those who want to mix it up a little but are nervous about mixing super-strong hues.
And once you’re ready to make the leap? Pair a look-at-me piece like Zariin’s ‘Egyptian Rock-n-Roll’ blue agate bracelet with a piece of clothing in a bright hue like jade or violet. So chic!
Zariin has been at the forefront of fashion since its inception in 2010 by sisters Mamta and Vidhi Gupta. A focus on contemporary designs, feminine details, and raw, uncut stones has made the Indian jewelry label instantly recognizable and has earned it praise from top fashion editors at Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue India. Named one of the top three must-have Indian jewelry brands by Harper’s Bazaar in 2011, Zariin now sells worldwide through sites like Endless.com and in the sisters’ native India through zariin.com. Zariin jewelry is also available through Indian stylist Pernia Qureshi’s e-commerce site, perniapopupshop.com, and the jewelry brand was featured alongside Qureshi’s designs at Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai in August 2012.