Indigo, ink, turquoise, royal – whichever you prefer, blue is the hue this summer. From shadows to maxi skirts to beach bags, this of-the-moment color is fresh, saturated, and cool.

Now, how to mix it into that summer wardrobe? Pair sapphire blues with other jewel tones like deep purples and reds. Mix brighter shades like turquoise and electric blue with complementary canary yellows and corals.

Or, layer it on by switching up shades and fabrics. Think dark and milky blues for work, silky brights for hitting the town, and contrasting dark and bright blues for evening.
Shades-of-Blue USE THIS

Our Color Crush: The Many Shades of Blue Boutique opens Wednesday, May 15, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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May 15, 2013