Crazy for cobalt: Go for the blue

I have mentioned recently that we are in a trend cycle where color is the No. 1 element.

What a great stroke of luck! Color is the easiest way to make a statement, whether it’s changing the paint color on an accent wall or adding a colorful scarf to an outfit.

One day last week when I was reviewing new spring merchandise that had arrived at Tres Mariposas, I was overwhelmed with the amount of vivid cobalt blue and royal blue. Beautiful!

Cobalt is a flattering medium blue that works really well as a stand-alone solid or mixed with different shades of greens, aquas or corals and even tan or black. For a clean, crisp look to carry you through all of spring and summer, go for cobalt blue and white.

I recommend a cobalt handbag, a dash of cobalt in a scarf, a cobalt silk blouse, cobalt jeans and, of course, a little cobalt blue in just the right jewelry.

Some of my favorite models – Mary Lee Hughes, Emily Mouland and Aradne Lechuga – were at Tres Mariposas last week, helping us with the very successful and fun El Paso Pro-Musica High Tea fundraiser at the store. The two tried on some pieces in cobalt blue and they look great in them. You will, too!

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