Smart, cool, and forever professional, the women’s light blue shirt is a timeless classic that can be worn in a variety of situations and paired with most other items in your wardrobe.
Stylist Merit Lookene describes the colour blue as follows: “blue is an unavoidable colour in most people’s wardrobe and has a wide range of meanings. It is the colour of dependability, consistency, stability, and trust. It can be uplifting and put a smile on your face but can also represent something traditional and serious. If your goal is to be perceived as intelligent, calm, sincere, or all three, then wearing something blue is an excellent place to start.”
The best thing about wearing a blue shirt is that it is a simple and safe fashion choice, and you can never go wrong with it. People are accustomed to seeing light blue in nature in combination with many other colours so styling this item is easier than you think.
Light blue is strikingly beautiful as a tone-on-tone look, with contrasting shades coordinating easily. The slight amount of difference in the colour between a top and bottom makes a huge difference in the feeling of the outfit. Navy dress pants with a light blue shirt is a classic example of a tone-on-tone outfit.
If, on the other hand, you want to wear a casual outfit and if you love wearing jeans, the combination of a light blue shirt with dark coloured jeans is another perfect combination for you.
The most important key to creating a winning tone-on-tone look is to combine differing textures. For instance, a subtle herringbone texture of your light blue shirt will add another layer of dimension to your outfit and will make sure that your look doesn’t fall flat.
When wearing blue, make sure that both blues have the same flare, i.e., both are either warm or cool.
Universal Options with Neutrals
Neutrals are colours that work well with all other colours. Examples of these are black, shades of grey, white, brown, and navy, as well as tan and olive.
When it comes to formal settings or classic business wear, it’s easy to reach for a black pair of slacks to combine with the light blue shirt. But black is not the only option. Grey, brown, and tan work equally well. A combination of light blue shirt and any of these neutrals is well balanced but also has a little pop for the outfit to stand out.
For a summery feel combine the light blue shirt with white jeans. The combination of white and blue is an effortless colour mix that can never go wrong. It looks fresh and stylish at the same time and gives you a bright, classic look.
Light Blue with Bold Colours
The real magic of light blue is in how it can mix with bold hues as well as with quiet neutrals. Similar to neutral items, the light blue shirt disappears into the background when used with more colourful pieces, so the overall look is colour-rich but not clashing.
Pair the light blue shirt with a skirt or pants in a dominant colour like red, purple, or bright pink and let the hotter hue be the star of the show.
Bright pink transforms the look and gives your outfit playfulness and femininity whereas the combination of violet and blue is bold and inviting. Violet is flattering for almost all skin tones and light blue gives it just the right amount of contrast to ensure it’s not too striking.
Red pants and light blue shirt make a powerful statement in an ensemble. It’s business up top and party on the bottom. Alternatively, you can wear your light blue shirt with a pair of jeans and a red blazer.
The Finishing Touch
If you are wearing a light blue shirt with a navy or black suit or pants, your look may need some accessories to take the outfit from good to great. Subtle pieces of jewelry like small diamond studs, thin hoop earrings, or a delicate pendant necklace work beautifully with your outfit.
If you own a blue shirt with French cuffs you can add a little sparkle to your look with matching cufflinks.