Feeling blue? This wonderful noble hue is guaranteed to brighten any  winter wardrobe

Got in the bag! Paris Fashion Week 2013
ASSOCIATED with status and dignity – think bluebloods and blue ribbons – this noble hue has influenced wardrobes throughout history.

Blue can be strong and steadfast or light and friendly. It is a colour of trust, honesty and loyalty. Blue is reliable, responsible and evokes inner security and confidence, hence the power suit of the corporate world and the universal uniform of police officers. And medium tones, such as cobalt, are associated with intelligence, stability and conservatism.

In many cultures, blue is significant in religious beliefs and is believed to keep the bad spirits away. In Iranblue is the colour of mourning, while in the West the something blue bridal tradition represents love

The colour also reduces stress, creating a sense of calmness, relaxation and order. And just as seeing red alludes to the strong emotions invoked by the colour red, feeling blue or getting the blues represents the extremes of the calm feeling associated with this colour. 

Don't have this wonderful colour in your wardrobe? Then it's time to take a risk. Be daring. What every woman needs is a shade of the blue in her wardrobe. It suits everyone. Wear with black, navy, white, camel, red, orange, green ... actually, you could team it back with almost any colour. And this rich cobalt tone will complement any skin tone. So make it your new go-to colour for the season. All you have to do now is shop the look. 

Emmanuelle Alt at Paris Fashion Week 2013
Nicole Warne (aka Gary Pepper Vintage) at MBFWA 2013
Blue suede shoes
Miroslava Duma at Paris Fashion Week 2013.  All pictures: Pinterest

Clockwise from top left: Trenery silk scarf / Want Les Essentiels 
De La Vie bag / Superga canvas shoes / Sportscraft silk shirt 

Clockwise from top left: Monica Vinader ring / Sportscraft suede loafers 
Ralph Lauren cotton shirt / Cedric Charlier pants 

Clockwise from top left: Trenery silk scarf / David Lawrence trench coat 
Dolce & Gabbana top / Etro silk shirt 

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