Blue and white — one color duo with so much tradition, so many connotations and so many interpretations. It’s a color pairing deeply rooted in the history of art and design: from blue and white porcelain to toile de Jouy wallpaper to Moroccan palaces. And of course, for us in Israel, blue and white are the flag colors, based on the Talis.
But somehow, even with all these deep associations, the cheerful pair of blue and white is pretty much always in fashion and reads as fresh, young and carefree. If you’d like to put together a blue and white outfit for Israeli Independence Day next week, here are a few fun ideas — and since blue and white is so prominent in the design world, we paired up the looks with matching rooms:
Mix it Up!
No one says blue and white should be isolated. Mix them up with some purple for a fun and feminine take on this season’s watercolor-inspired prints.
It’s no coincidence that toile de jouy is such a timeless pattern. A fun sundress inspired by the blue and white floral pattern stays modern with a solid blue cardigan and some pop-y accessories.
Keep it Sporty
Athleisure is a big trend right now. What does that weird word even mean? It’s fashion inspired by sportswear — like this cute mesh sweater. Pair with a beautiful satin skirt to make sure it’s more fashion than sportswear.
Wearing one blue and white item will ground your look and add that timeless fresh feel to it. A striped shirt is always a great choice, a classic take on the nautical/preppy trend.
Check it Out
Smaller scale patterns, such as checks or gingham, are a great way to explore any color duo you like. We love this top with a fresh white skirt.
Don’t be afraid of statement pieces like this poncho — it’s reversible so you can decide when you’d like to be more white than blue. By the way, with this red wooden necklace, you can count on this for the 4th of July, as well.
Break the Rules
YES, you can wear blue and black together. Add a white bag and there you have it!