Pops Of Cobalt Blue Are The Spring 2024 Style Trend You Need To Try

There's a cool new shade in town and it's calling your name. For spring 2024, expect to see a range of blue hues hit the shelves — specifically, electric cobalt blue. This brilliant shade of blue is the chic, extroverted sister of the typical sky blue — spring 2024's official shade — and it adds the perfect pop of color to counterbalance a softer spring palette. We have the major fashion houses, such as Loewe and The Row, to thank for introducing this vivid color to spring rotations, where spring/summer 2024 collections featured cobalt blue in the form of knit sweaters, slouchy jumpers, and straight-cut trousers. Pops of cobalt paired with other hues will stay true to the trend and give you a perfect peek-a-boo moment, but maximalists can go all out in cobalt monochrome, too. 

While there's no one way to embrace this playful spring tone, styling such a daring shade can be tricky to pull off, as it's easy to veer too close to tacky if one or two elements fall out of line. Get inspired with these modern outfit ideas to nail this color trend and avoid a fashion faux pas.

Play it safe with blue outerwear and accessories

Dressing boldly doesn't come easily to most folks, as it requires a healthy degree of confidence and a keen eye for fashion. If you're nervous about wearing this rich hue, it's easier to experiment with an accessory, rather than jumping head-first into the basics. A fun way to test the waters with this eye-catching shade is to opt for a statement add-on, such as a cobalt-blue handbag or outerwear.

Liven up the office with a cobalt pantsuit

"Corporatecore" is one of the major spring/summer 2024 trends that took over New York Fashion Week earlier this year, so get ready for structured blazers and tailored trousers. Donning a cobalt-blue pantsuit with black details is a surefire way to spice up your office wardrobe. Additionally, create a trendy compact co-ord by styling a shoulder-padded blazer with shorts and knee-high boots.

Transition into spring with cobalt cardigans and knits

If you haven't caught on already, oversized everything is 2024's biggest trend. As such, indulge in the cobalt craze with chunky cardigans and slouchy jumpers. Or, pull on a cropped knit sweater for a preppy look. Dressing in blue-toned knits ensures you stay warm on chilly spring days without sacrificing style.

Stand out in a dreamy cobalt-blue dress

If you'd prefer to go all out than stick with pops of color only, soak up the sunny weather with a monochrome cobalt-blue dress. This vibrant shade looks stunning when paired with a fitted bodycon dress. You can style a knitted midi with heeled boots and a blazer on cooler days. But once patio weather rolls around, it's time for midi dresses and sandals.

Dress preppy with a blue skirt

For dedicated neutral lovers, black and navy elements are wardrobe essentials. Thankfully, cobalt blue pairs wonderfully with white, black, and navy. So, pair your cool-toned midi or mini with a high-quality fitted long-sleeve shirt. You can also take the preppy route — seeing as it's one of 2024's favorite trends — and style your miniskirt with white crew socks and black Mary Janes. To level up your preppy contrast-color outfit, add a navy vest and wear your hair slicked back.