Blue: Our Favorite Pseudo Neutral

by Karis Dodd

We normally carry only neutral colors in the store, but sometimes we need just a bit more in our wardrobes. So, what's our favorite non-neutral color? Well, blue of course! Blue is a color that can be almost gray or almost black depending on the shade, and we find that it makes it great base for any outfit. From blue jeans to chambray button downs, blue items have been staples in the classic American wardrobe for decades. We have a few blue pieces in the store for both men and women, and today we're showing you our favorite ways to wear them!

1. A Pop of Color

As previously mentioned, we love all-neutral outfits. But sometimes you just need some color! One of our favorite ways to wear blue is paired with black and/or grey. This makes a really nice cool color palette that will compliment any style. 


We threw together this look with our Just Black stretch jeans, California Tailor Tomboy tee, and a grey and white handmade scarf. 

And for the men, try a light blue button down such as this True Blue Myrtle Dress Shirt from Sock Hop paired with black denim. We love this pair of slim fit black jeans from Shockoe. 

2. Blue on Blue

Monochromatic looks are very in-style right now, and while we adore an all-black outfit, why not try something new with a little blue on blue? 

Ladies, borrow from the boys by including a chambray button down in your spring wardrobe. Here we paired the California Tailor Tomboy Tee Dress with a Sock Hop True Blue Myrtle Shirt. We all know how important layers are in the Bay Area, so the button down serves as the perfect way to keep warm when its cool or accessorize your waist when the sun comes out. 

One thing that's important to keep in mind when creating a monochromatic outfit is that all your pieces should be different shades (unless you're wearing all black or white of course!) We love dark blue jeans paired with a light blue button down such as this blue Poppy Dress Shirt from Sock Hop

What's your favorite way to wear blue? Let us know in the comments!