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Totally blue means styling is a snap

The best way to look effortlessly chic?

One colour dressing!

Keep everything tone on tone, then have fun with new shapes and interesting textures.

You don’t want to have a wardrobe full of multiple colours – that just makes life difficult.

Who wants to spend hours in the morning getting dressed trying to work out what colour goes with which? No, thank you.

The trick is to stick to colours that love each other; colours that can’t wait to get together; colours that naturally adore hanging out together without complication.

Makes life easy. Makes life chic. Makes life effortless.

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I’m talking expensive colours like navy, camel, white, brown and khaki.

Today, let’s concentrate on all the shades of blue.

Blue looks great worn head to toe, layered up in all different shades.

It’s a fabulous alternative to black – softer and looks just as chic but a little more flattering next to your face.

Plus, it’s a sneaky way to add ‘colour’ to all your camel and beige.

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Best thing? Navy will always want to kiss denim. Denim will add edge to anything navy, dress it down so it’s not too straight.

You don’t want to look like you’re wearing a school uniform. Or work for an airline. Unless you do. 

Blue is best friends with camel and brown. With white it’s a match made in heaven.

Note that blue is a big trend on the runways at fashion week.


This a trend that is just starting – invest now for seasons of wear.

Remember, blue is a 24-hour colour –work to weekend, day to evening. That means you’re getting mileage from your wardrobe.

What’s not to love about that?

Styling tricks

Remember, if you want to look modern and effortless (hint: you do!) then you need to update into new shapes. That means wide-leg jeans, a slouchy navy blazer, a blue dress that is long and an oversized light blue shirt or a top that has puff sleeves.

If you are doing head-to-toe blue, make sure you bring in different tones from light to dark. A navy blazer with lighter wash jeans, a stripe with denim pants, a navy vest over white.

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Go for exaggerated strong shapes, that’s what makes it cool – like an oversized blazer, a long pleat skirt, high-waist pants or a shirt with big bell sleeves.

Look for interesting textures in navy or blue like sequins, lace or suede sneakers.

You want to use accessories to bring an edge – that means a navy bag with brass logo, sneakers with a touch of blue or try a navy shoulder bag with some white in it.

The FiFi fashion secret in life? If in doubt always add white (like shoes, jeans and T-shirts) and you can’t go wrong.

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COS regular fit double-breasted blazer, $250
Arket relaxed long sleeved T-shirt $34.
Matches blue striped leather and canvas tote, $225
Assembly Label poplin shirt, $100

Fashion editor, stylist and uber shopper FiFi (otherwise known as Fiona Milne) is The FiFi Report. This article originally appeared on The Fifi Report and is republished with permission.

Do you love blue? Do you try to keep the number of colours in your wardrobe to a minimum? Why not share your tips in the comments section below?

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