If you're just starting to experiment with new color combinations for spring, there's one place you should begin: a staple piece in white. White is the perfect canvas for experimenting with bold splashes of color that may be a little out of your comfort zone. It lends a clean, fresh look to any outfit and instantly adds a spring element. It's no surprise that this season, fashion girls are clinging to white and pairing it with vibrant hues. The bold color of choice? Varying shades of blue, from cobalt to navy to periwinkle. Keep reading for five blue-and-white street style looks and then be sure to incorporate this color scheme into your own wardrobe.
Style Notes: We love the way Caroline Issa of Tank Magazine wears blue-and-white street style. The cobalt velvet blazer gives a menswear-inspired edge to the breezy white dress layered underneath. The mixture of velvet in an eye-popping blue makes it the perfect transitional piece for spring and gives the otherwise monochrome outfit a bright burst of color. Black loafers continue the menswear trend and make for a casual yet polished addition.
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Style Notes: Olga Karput does a street style version of classic at-work attire—a pinstripe button-down and pencil skirt—except oh so much chicer. The undone shirt and cuffs, the fishnet stockings, the patent ankle boots… All of these combine to create a stylish spin on business wear. It’s style like this that has us taking notes.
Style Notes: Jan-Michael Quammie never fails to impress us with her vibrant style that is 100% her own. The way she combines blue and white here is giving us some serious spring style inspiration. Cropped white culottes are dressed down with a pair of white sneakers that balance out the structured look of a cobalt blazer.
Style Notes: If we could describe this look in one word, it would be effortless. Image consultant and designer Chiara Capitani pairs an oversize pinstripe blazer with cropped jeans and ankle boots, but it’s the little details that made this outfit stand out. The bright red J.W.Anderson purse ($1370) is the perfect counter to the subdued navy blue while a beaded anklet is a fun addition that’s giving us some serious ’90s vibes.
Style Notes: Here’s an example of blue-and-white street style that’s just in time for rising temperatures. Fashion illustrator Jenny Walton looks ready to brave the New York heat with this white crochet crop top paired with a midi-length blue skirt. The open back on the top adds a hint of sexiness that’s dressed down with a pair of Converse. The detailing on the shirt is so pretty, too—see the front on Jenny’s Instagram.