The Blue Planet

Do you love the blue hues? Blue is considered a soothing and pleasant color with an universal appeal. Shades of blue breezed and floated down the runways giving us visions of days filled with beautiful clear blue skies, dark starry or moonlight nights, dreamy cloudy days, energetic beach waves, enchanted ocean views, beach scenes, icy glaciers or island getaways. 

The sky, ocean and water in its various forms were used as inspiration by many designers for their Spring 2013 collection, from prints to sunglasses. The unique interpretations of these elements by designers showed nothing but pure creativity and child-like imagination. From proenza schouler’s aerial like view of beach scenes to Jonathan Saunder’s drip drop water prints, the blue elements were examined from every point of view. 

Details such as fluidity, transparency and reflective qualities of water or airy, illuminating and fluffy qualities of sky were artistically expressed. Blues also showed up in the form of reflective metallics, clear transparent plastics and inky versions too. Pantone recently announced blues as its top colors for spring  2013. Click here to read about it. Here are some of the unique trends involving the color blue that were spotted on the Spring 2013 runways.  

Transparent and tinted pieces were all over the Spring 2013 runways. Details such as clear overlays on solid pieces, beautifully tinted sunglasses and icy tinted spike jewelry were unique and interesting. 

Clouds and sky made up for beautiful print inspiration for 2013. Designers used clear skies, lightening strikes, cloudy days, sunrise, sunsets, moonlit or starry nights as inspiration to create unique print effects. 

Prints details ranged from tribal, floral, leafy, geometric, abstract, picturesque landscape, ocean scenes, crashing beach waves, print blocking, color blocking, nautical stripes, tear or rain drops and sky or cloud prints to travel inspired such as postage stamps and currency notes. Many prints were covered with sheer or lace overlays and gradation effects. 

Ocean waves, tear or rain drops, repetitive elements and breezy skirts induced dynamic and fluid movements. 

Whiles blues are also linked to depression, sadness and boredom, the right tones can be energizing or soothing and relaxing. Must see blue collections? Monique Lhuillier, Proenza schouler, Alberta Ferretti, Oscar De La Renta, Versace, Tory Burch, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Burberry Prorsum, Jason Wu, Charlotte Ronson, Erdem, Blugirl, Giles, Charlotte Ronson, Mary Katrantzou, Michael Van Der Ham, Jonathan Saunders and Matthew Williamson.

Do you think 2013 is all about blues and greens? Do you like all the blue hues you see in this post? Which is your favorite color from 2013 collection? Leave your comments here.

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“The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!”
Coco Chanel quote


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  60 comments for “The Blue Planet

  1. October 1, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    You just made my day! I am ADORING any and everything BLUE! HaHaHa I really love it. I wasn’t always a fan of the color, but I really started liking it about 2 years ago. I am loving the Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta and Zac Posen designs. Also how fabulous are the Burberry trenches. OMG’d they take trench to an entirely different level!

    • October 2, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      I go through stages of not liking a color too so I can so relate to you. I am glad you like the color now. I loved the collections by Jason Wu and Zac Posen too but Burberry and Oscar De Le Renta top the list for me . Burberry does take the trench to a whole different level. Those candy wrapper metallics looked amazing on the runway. 🙂

  2. October 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Wauw, you have picked out some gorgeous items & collections.
    I love the blue sunshades.

    LOVE BO,

    • October 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      I have never gone for tinted shades in colors like blue and pink so that would be interesting to catch on to. It looked great on the runways. I am glad you liked them too.

  3. October 1, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    great post so inspiring i’ve never thought about blue in this way :)Would you like to follow each other?just let me know 🙂
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    • October 2, 2012 at 7:07 pm

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    • October 6, 2012 at 3:59 am

      I am glad you found the post inspiring. I followed you back. Have a great weekend 🙂

  4. October 2, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Love blues…I’ve been craving blue hues on my nails lately! I am in love with the Jason Wu dress!

    • October 2, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      That dress has been getting a lot of attention. It is one of my most pinned pics from the spring runways on pinterest. I love it too 🙂

  5. Jay
    October 2, 2012 at 3:48 am

    Blue certainly has a “Spring” vibe to it. 🙂

    • October 2, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      It does and I have yet to meet a guy who doesn’t like blue. 🙂

  6. October 2, 2012 at 5:11 am

    Wow…. beautiful and gorgeous blues, these are my favorite colors.

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    • October 6, 2012 at 4:01 am

      Thanks! I really appreciate your thoughtful comment. I am glad you like the post. Hope your roommate will too. 🙂

  8. October 2, 2012 at 7:32 am

    I love this collection so much <3


  9. October 2, 2012 at 11:27 am

    wonderful wonderful wonderful :))

    • October 2, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      Thanks. I am glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂

  10. October 2, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Blue is one of my favorite colors. It looks great on everyone, and it goes between the seasons.
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    • October 2, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      It is a versatile color and the sea colors are my favorite. 🙂

  11. October 2, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Blue is one of my fav colors!!!
    Great combos. Love the missoni bracelet esp.! 🙂
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    • October 6, 2012 at 4:03 am

      Glad to know that blue is your favorite color. I love the Missoni bracelet too. They had some amazing jewelry on the show 🙂

  12. October 2, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Thank you for sharing. Blue is one of my favorite colors and I love how you covered so many different designs!

    • October 2, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      Ye it took a lot of hard work but I love doing it. Thanks for the nice comments. 🙂

  13. October 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Thank you for nice review.

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  14. October 2, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I love this post!!! great selection! thank you for sharing!!!
    Have a good week, dear! and my G+ for you…

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  15. October 2, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Blue is such a beautiful color and I love cobalt blue for the fall season. The ombre block outfits look so cool. Following you 🙂

    • October 6, 2012 at 3:56 am

      Cobalt blue is showing up everywhere for fall. I love cobalt and inky colors. The ombre ones are my favorite too and the prints on them take it to a whole new level. I love the tear drop prints on ombre pieces that were seen on Jonathan Saunders. 🙂

  16. October 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    blue is my favorite color since i was wee. I think partly because of the ocean and sky, but i love all the shades i’ve ever seen so blue in fashion is always a reason to celebrate just a little bit, on the inside 😛

    • October 6, 2012 at 3:52 am

      Fashion always celebrates nature and imitates life which I think is a wonderful. Who does love nature? Those prints on Proenza schouler pieces are way too amazing and natural 🙂

  17. October 3, 2012 at 4:15 am


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    • October 6, 2012 at 3:50 am

      I feel the same way. They are too amazing. Have a great weekend! 🙂

  18. October 3, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Bue is my favourite colour! thanks for these selection!

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    • October 6, 2012 at 3:49 am

      You are welcome. I am glad you like my selection of pictures. 🙂

  19. October 4, 2012 at 5:39 am

    I adore that you’ve showcased all the different variations of blue, from cerulean to midnight. Fantastic job on posting different designers from the various fashion weeks!

    With love from San Francisco, California,

    • October 4, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      Thanks! I am so glad you noticed. I always strive to feature designers from everywhere and also the details. I had to leave some of my favorites like Tracy Reece and Tory Burch. 🙂

  20. October 4, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Blue is a color I always go back to just because there are so many shades depending on one’s mood. I’m crushing on cobalt lately and can’t wait to incorporate it into my fall wardrobe or even into my makeup a la eyeshadow or eyeliner perhaps.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    • October 4, 2012 at 6:26 pm

      I have a cobalt coat from last year and I get so many compliments on it. It makes me feel better too. Colors can have such an amazing effect on our mood levels. I need to buy cobalt liners too. 🙂

  21. October 4, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Gucci’s bold hues were my favorites as well as Jason Wu’s use of the dark sheer blue!

    Chic ‘n Cheap Living

    • October 6, 2012 at 3:48 am

      I loved them too. Hard to pick favorites. Have a great weekend! 🙂

  22. October 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Great post!<3
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  23. October 5, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Have a wonderful weekend, dear!
    Besos, Marcela♥

    • October 6, 2012 at 3:46 am

      Thanks Marcela! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too 🙂

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  25. October 7, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Wow! I love the colors!

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  27. October 8, 2012 at 3:08 am

    I love this post because I always been a fan of blue hues and the dress with the high slit is so gorgeous!

    Hope you had a great weekend,


    • October 8, 2012 at 3:40 am

      I love the Versace one too and Anna Selezneva looks amazing in it. 🙂

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  29. October 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Loving these colours!!

  30. October 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm


    I always liked blue hues, you posted so many gorgeous looks!

  31. October 8, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I love blue shades, they go great with my colouring. You picked out some gorgeous pieces here, thanks for sharing 😀 I hope you are well lovely xx


  32. October 8, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Definitely one of my favorite colours! Great post!


  33. October 9, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I really enjoyed your post! Blue is one of my favorite colors.I am very impressed with transparent pieces from the collection you presented. And I love how much thoughts and work you put into this post!
    hugs from New York,
    Ask Erena

  34. October 10, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I love the different shades and textures of blues.

    <3 Marina

  35. October 16, 2012 at 4:57 am

    I know I’ve read this post already (email subscriber) but wasn’t sure if I’d commented or not so if so I’m sorry for the double comments! I really love that Jason Wu piece from the second “Sky High” board 1st row, 4th one down. It looks like a fluid midnight sky, like the reflection of the sky on water. Very pretty. You’re really awesome at noticing trends in advance. I love your posts like this one.

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