Friday, April 12, 2013

How to wear a petrol blue (or slate blue) v-neck sweater

I still get requests about different colored sweaters... These are great fun to pull together - I still have yellow, green, and white on the back burner.

Outfits including a a petrol blue sweater and a printed top 

Sweater – Jardin des Orangers, watch – Movado, sleeveless blouse – Mary Katrantzou
pants –  Maison Martin Margiela, flats – J. Crew, earrings – Blue Nile, blouse J. Crew, 
 skirt – Calvin Klein, pumps – Salvatore Ferragamo

Outfits including a petrol blue sweater and a dressy skirt

Sweater – Jardin des Orangers, earrings – Allegro, skirt – Bottega Veneta,
 sandals – Alexandre Birman, earrings – Blue Nile, skirt – Stella McCartney,  
sandals – Del Rio

Outfits including a petrol blue sweater, a printed scarf, and solid pants

Sweater – Jardin des Orangers, scarves - Etro, jeans – Ralph Lauren, 
 silver loafers - Tods, khakis – Vince, gold loafers- Alberto Moretti 

Outfits including a petrol blue sweater and printed pants

Sweater – Jardin des Orangers, earrings – Dorothy Perkins, pants – J. Crew,
 sandals – Report, necklace – Bauble Bar, pants Nick & Zoe, 
sandals – K Jacques

Outfits including a petrol blue sweater, white shirt, skirt or trousers, and Hermes scarf

Sweater – Jardin des Orangers, scarves - Hermes, white cotton shirt – 
Equipment, pants – Reiss, silver loafers – J. W. Anderson, white silk blouse – Chloe, 
skirt – Eastex, pumpsDebenhams

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  1. This is my favorite shade of blue! You just gave me so many ideas!

  2. I also love this color. And I never thought to wear it with black.. Surprisingly it is elegant that way! Looking forward to your post on the yellow sweater. Mine is a light yellow. It looks great with navy and khaki but how to accessorize? This I look to you for inspiration. Thank you so much for this blog - so helpful.

  3. One of my favourite blues also. A few years ago, I bought a pair of slacks in this shade and with the exception of brown, it truly goes with everything. Never paired with black either, but I will certainly give it a go.

    1. Oddly, I would think it would look stunning with all browns. As long as you tie the two items together with an accessory (scarf?)

  4. Love the first window, especially the Mary Katrantzou blouse but really can't afford $1500 for it. Is there another brand that might have something more affordable?

    1. There are hundreds of other blouses and shirts that would work with this sweater; unfortunately, I have a hard time finding good-quality images of them. If the image is nice, it's often a garment shown on a model in some contorted position that no amount of cropping and Photoshopping will make plain enough for my purposes. I'd rather just show the clothes, so we can use these vignettes as springboards for our own imagination. If you have brands with websites you can suggest that show their clothes in simple images, I'd love to use them!

    2. I agree, the images are more for inspiration to me than literal 'wear this exact item'. I think it is nice that you include the links for the images, but I use your outfits to inspire me from what I already have rather than purchasing anything new! I love that same blouse as anon, so I know how that feels- finding something you really like only to find out it is out of your reach lol, but the purpose here is to inspire combinations using the basics we hopefully already have in our closets.

  5. I agree with Janice that the blue looks very elegant with black and then it looks so fresh with lighter colours like white and silver. It is such a versatile colour, I think I might have to look for a sweater in 'petrol blue'. I am loving the v-neck sweater series and am looking forward to more.