How To Wear Cobalt Blue: The Only Rulebook You’re Gonna Need

Stuck in a sartorial rut? Fear not. Instead of investing in yet another pair of navy culottes —yep, we’re talking to you — why not try our new favourite summer hue?
We're talking about cobalt blue, the ultimate wardrobe BFF. It's bold, bright, and guaranteed to get you noticed at the bar, at the supermarket, and at the office. Plus, we’ve got the rulebook on how to wear it. Sorry powder blue, you just got shunned.
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Team blue with blue.
Work cobalt into a sophisticated ensemble by pairing with tonal hues. It's a sly way to update wardrobe classics.

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Think small.
For a chic and sophisticated 9-to-5 look, opt for small doses of color. A cobalt print piece is the perfect partner to a classic T-shirt or tailored blouse.

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Get playful with your accessories.
Ease yourself into the trend by having fun with accessories. Bags, shoes, and even socks in the bright hue all pack a real sartorial punch.

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Throw out the rulebook.
Forget the conventional style wisdom and try pairing similar colours. This season, purple and blue totally works.

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Take inspiration from your dinner service.
Take a traditional turn and explore cobalt in a print. Mixed with white, it becomes softer and reminiscent of porcelain dishware — but in a fashion-forward way.

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Think matchy-matchy!
Sartorial trailblazers, this one's for you. Co-ords are big news, but they're even better in bright blue. Consider a cobalt suit this summer's answer to power dressing.

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Be a shady lady.
In case you missed the memo, snapbacks are in. Top an easy, breezy jeans-and-tee ensemble with a cobalt cap and sunnies for an instant wardrobe update.

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Have fun with print.
Polka dots are a big deal this summer. Wear them with cobalt on the hardest-working item in your wardrobe. We're talking about the boyfriend jean, of course.

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Get sporty!
Time to take a style tip from Susie Bubble. Blur the lines between tailoring and sportswear, by finishing off a chic ensemble with an ultra-bright trainer.

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