4 Reasons Why Blue Is the New Black

Leena Hassan

Blue is THE colour trend of 2016. From the Oscars red carpet, to Nazli Akbar’s luxe formals shoot, it’s the shade that is everywhere this season.

1. Brie Larson’s Victory Lap

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Brie Larson was the name on everybody’slips this awards season, so it’s no surprise that she pulled out all the stops when it came to her red carpet fashion. The twenty-six-year-old Room star’s winning streak was bookended by two eye-catching ensembles of a similar cast. First, she had us swooning when she stepped out in a gorgeous powder blue Versace dress. Then, she stole the show at the 2016 Academy Awards in more ways than one. As well as nabbing the coveted Best Actress statuette, Larson’s custom Gucci made all the right waves. As for how she came to wear the ruffled creation: “Our first inspiration was the colour,” Brie’s stylist Cristina Ehrlich told The Telegraph.

2. Nazli Akbar’s Wedding Formals

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While remaining faithful to her preferred pastel tones (check out the dreamy dusty blue), Nazli Akbar’s A/W 2015 wedding campaign was notable for the exquisite outfits in midnight blue and deep turquoise. These heavenly creations with intricate resham embroideries are available to buy as separates as well as complete with matching cutwork lace trousers or lehengas. For a striking contrast, you can’t go wrong with that emerald green cholipaired with a blue lehenga.

3. The Hair Trend you Never Knew You’d Been Waiting For

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With denim reappearing on the catwalks, it’s now time for the trend to start inspiring our hair colour choices. What we have in mind is beautifully subtle yet rich tints that will make your tresses pop with the slightest shade of blue. Besides, with so many colour fads that end up clashing with your wardrobe staples, it’s a breath of fresh air to find one that goes with literally everything – like thoseperfect pair of Levis that you refuse to toss out of your wardrobe.

4. Blue Beauty

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Depending on your age, the mere thought of blue eye shadow may bring back painful memories of pearlised lids from the 80s and 90s. Blue contrasts with every skin tone, but the margin of error is critical. The easiest way to integrate the trend in your routine is to swap your usual brown or black liner, shadow and mascara for a hue that compliments your eyes. Light blue really makes darker lids pop, while a darker tinge serves as a perfect contrast to green or blue eyes.