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Blue Hues

This season, block colours are proving to be hugely popular, and blue is no exception. From icy pastels to vibrant cobalts, blue is having a fashion moment and there is a shade to suit everyone. You only have to glance at the high street to know that blue is the hue of the season, adorning everything from silky camis to statement dresses and even stilettos. Not sure how to work it into your wardrobe? Don’t worry; Venue are here to help show you how!

If you feel wary about bright colours, then it’s best to start with accessories. Add a pop of colour to an all-black outfit with a gorgeous cobalt clutch and heels combo; Primark have a huge range of bags and New Look have some beautiful heels that would work perfectly. Cobalt blue heels are the ultimate in cool and can be worn with just about everything – so snap some up quickly! Cobalt is probably the most fashion-forward of the blue hues this season and looks fab against any skin tone. It can be seen absolutely everywhere this season. H&M have some gorgeous blue dresses in stock at the moment. They are super easy to dress up or down, and even look great layered over a black roll-neck jumper.

A number of celebrities have been spotted wearing it, including Jessica Alba and Amy Adams! It is much simpler to work this colour into your night wardrobe, however cobalt trousers are a fab way to inject some colour into your daywear whilst still looking casual and chic. Missguided have some really cheap ones in their sale for under £10 that are just perfect! Cami tops are another good way of introducing colour into your wardrobe in a subtle way, and are ideal for daywear too. Simply wear with a pair of jeans and some pretty jewellery and you’ll look stylish and on trend without being too over the top.

We know that these bright colours aren’t for everyone. But with spring just around the corner, pastels are making a comeback. Chose a cute ice blue handbag or some statement jewellery and not only will you be bang on trend but you’ll also look like everyone’s favourite Disney Queen. Elsa Necklaces and handbags are great ways of working the trend into your daily wardrobe and will ensure you look stylish yet still campus-appropriate. This ice blue coat is from Primark, and at only £23, you can still look great and keep up with the ever-changing fashion styles on a budget. The collarless style is a great nod to the 60s, and over an all-black outfit looks so on trend. This is a great piece for your campus wardrobe and can be worn right through to summer, so start investing now. Blue nails are also a great nod to the trend, and Barry M’s range of Gelly nail varnishes last forever too – just remember to use a base coat as blue tends to stain. Pastel blue dresses are also great for the spring months.

A little navy dress is a perfect alternative to an LBD for nights out, and this gorgeous one from River Island ticks every box. Try to pick something with other interesting features such as embellishments or, like this one, an asymmetric hemline for a truly stand-out look. Add a pair of nude heels and a statement bag and you’ll be ready for a night in Mantra! There really is a shade of blue out there for everyone; you just have to find it.


Photographer: Daniel Sadler
Stylist: Lindsay Stark
Model: Timea Suli


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September 2021
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