Judging from this blog design, I’m clearly a fan of the classic blue and white pairing.
We see it in store season after season but it’s a particularly prolific combo this spring and I personally can’t go past it – a blue & white outfit is a shortcut to feeling fresh and polished. I have to make myself stop and think about whether need the item when I see something in blue and white, and I’ve been known to put myself on a ban from buying anymore blue & white striped shirts. I find it much harder to walk away from a good blue & white poplin shirt than just about anything else. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on your take on my spending habits), there are so many variations of the classic in stores at the moment. Recently I’ve been wading through swathes of versions in Zara and the weekly deliveries of the sartorial stand-out are showing no signs of slowing down.
Aside from a couple of new Zara purchases, two of my favourite blue & white items in my wardrobe are my J.Crew Striped Boatneck T-Shirt and my Zoe Foster-Blake Skin & Threads striped lobster top (sadly sold out). I’ve had my eye on this English Factory blue & white top for a while though, and finally just pulled the trigger on a cropped denim jacket – perfect for layering over a blue & white shirt, with white jeans (like this cropped leg Country Road pair or these skinnies), or over a summer dress. I also have a super versatile cornflower blue silk tank from Zimmermann that gets many a run when I’m struggling to style myself.
I think my love of blue & white runs in the family. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve gotten off a plane in Narrandera only to be met by Mum and my brother wearing navy and white stripes – we now smile and chime ‘stripe family!’ when it happens. We also often have to get changed after emerging from bedrooms to go out for dinner, lest we be wearing matching outfits.
Speaking of matching outfits, navy or sky blue were both strong contenders for the bridesmaid dress colours for my sister’s upcoming wedding. When we eventually landed on a plum colour Mum was actually relieved because it meant she could wear navy!
From humble denim to fanciful cocktail or black tie, blue & white hits the mark every time.