July 10, 2018

How to Wear Cobalt Blue

One of our favorite colors to wear these days.

How to Wear Cobalt Blue

As a site all about color and with a mission to empower women to live, think, and dress with more color, it should come as no surprise that when we write an article on a color, it’s more than just a simple “how to” article with some photos to serve as inspiration.

While, yes, our articles do include those aforementioned items, we like to take it a couple steps further. We enjoy understanding the history behind a color and what it represents, and we hope to bring knowledge and further insight to you, our readers and friends. Plus, as we mentioned last week, blue is one of the top five colors you should be wearing this summer!

So, with that being said, today’s article is all about blue. And, specifically, we’re talking about cobalt blue.

About Cobalt Blue

Of course, blue, in general, is typically associated with elements such as the sky and ocean. But beyond that it’s a color that symbolizes loyalty and strength. It is a calming color and one people might turn to if trying to relax.

When it comes to cobalt blue, which dates back to the 8th and 9th centuries, it is a darker shade of blue and one that started out being used often in Chinese porcelain.

And in terms of cobalt blue in fashion, it’s an incredibly fun, yet elegant, bold color to wear in the warm and cool months and great with all skin tones.

Below you’ll find tips on how to wear cobalt blue, inspiration for how to wear it from Carrie’s looks, as well as some of our favorite style setters, and 25 of our current favorite pieces you can shop right now. Enjoy!

6 Tips for Wearing Cobalt Blue

1. Try Totally Tonal

As mentioned above, wearing varying shades of blue is such a beautiful way to do it. Tonal colors, such as cobalt blue and a pastel blue complement each other extremely well. The lighter shade softens the look, while the cobalt adds a nice pop.

2. Make a Mark with Monochromatics

We’re all about monochromatic looks, and especially with a color as strong and powerful as this one. Whether head to toe in a jumpsuit, a skirt and top, or a dress, it’s hard to go overboard with this color. It stands on its own very well.

3. Acclimate with Accessories

Now, if color isn’t your thing, ease into it. Start with accessories, jewelry, and shoes. Pair your little black dress or little white dress with a cobalt blue pair of heels. It’s just the pop your outfit might need! There are tons of earrings and necklaces out there in the color, as well as handbags, too.

4. Dare with Darling Details

Another way to subtly mix in this color to your look is by way of details, such as the embroidery on a shirt or dress, or a small print or pattern that isn’t overpowering. It really is all in the details.

5. Rev It Up with Red

When pairing cobalt blue with other colors, there are very few that wouldn’t look good with it, but one we absolutely adore is red. Blue and red look wonderful together making it an All-American look, which is certainly perfect for the summer holidays.

6. Definitely Do a Duo with Denim

And, of course, it pretty much goes without saying, cobalt blue looks perfect with denim. Whether shorts, jeans, or a skirt, we know denim goes with almost anything, but especially this hue.

How Carrie Has Worn Cobalt Blue

You might have noticed that Carrie has worn cobalt blue pieces (specifically dresses!) many times. She’s worn monochromatic looks and also mixed the color with lighter shades, too, as well as other colors. Keep on scrolling to see some of our favorite ways Carrie has worn cobalt blue.

How Others Have Worn Cobalt Blue

Carrie isn’t the only one who loves to wear this beautiful and bold shade of blue. Many of our favorite fashion bloggers have also rocked this color in a gorgeous way! See below for a few of their looks.

How You Can Wear Cobalt Blue

As promised, you’ll find 25 of our favorite cobalt blue pieces below. Click away!

A Few More Things

Now we want to hear from you! Do you love cobalt blue as much as we do? Anything you’re eyeing from above. Please let us know in the comments below! As well, if you have a color you’d love us to cover here on the site, do share. We love hearing from you.

And, with that, have a great day!


  1. Herlives says:

    Wow, It’s looking so beautiful. I love these all cobalt blue outfits. I want to get all these as mine. Can you tell me where I can found these outfits? Thanks in advance for giving me the information.

  2. Bongi says:

    Thanks for sharing. I am buying a cobalt blue jacket and I did not want to just limit myself to white and black as outfits to go with it, so your tips are very much welcomed. I can now see myself in my red jumper and a cobalt jacket!

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