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Color Combo to Try: Emerald + Cobalt


Color combo emerald + cobalt

If you ever find yourself stuck in a style rut, playing with fun new color combinations is a great way to liven up your wardrobe. In this series, we feature unique and unexpected color combinations, then give you stylish outfit ideas so you can try out these color combos yourself. For more color-centric outfit ideas, be sure to check out our previous posts on combining Red + Pink, Mint + Mustard, Peach + Gray, Orange + Blue, Fuchsia + Teal, Olive + Coral, Black + Orange, Purple + YellowRed + GreenBlack + Brown and Pink +Purple.

Since it’s Pantone’s color of the year and the fact that St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, we figured that this month was the perfect time to feature the über-trendy emerald green in one of our Color Combo posts. Many people are wary about wearing green with blue, but we love the idea of pairing emerald with a cool cobalt blue for a bold and fashion-forward look.

Need some outfit ideas before you rock this color combo? Simply scroll on down to check out four stylish outfits featuring cobalt and emerald:

Outfit #1: Modern Classic

Look cute on campus with this classic, yet modern, cobalt and emerald outfit. Start by pairing a cobalt striped top with a green A-line skirt. Woven flats and a scalloped handbag give this look a polished vibe, while these jeweled earrings incorporate both blue and green tones.

Cobalt stripe tee, emerald skirt, woven flats
Product Info: Earrings-, Top- J. Crew, Skirt- J. Crew Factory, Shoes- Dirty Laundry, Bag- ASOS

Outfit #2: Casual Colorblocking

For this look, pair emerald green skinny jeans with a polka dot blouse for a casual, yet put-together outfit. A cobalt cardigan creates a color-blocked look, while loafers add a menswear-inspired touch. Last but not least, accessorize with a delicate horseshoe-shaped charm necklace.

Emerald jeans, cobalt cardigan, polka dot blouse
Product Info: Jeans-, Blouse- Alloy, Cardigan- J. Crew, Shoes-, Necklace- Threadsence

Outfit #3: Spring is in the Air

For a dressy outfit incorporating this color combo, start with a cobalt blue sundress. Emerald-hued sandals keep things cute and casual for spring, while a textured handbag adds interest. Accessorize with a bracelet that features both colors, then add a white bangle for a modern touch.

Cobalt dress, emerald sandals, green purse
Product Info: Dress- Ruche, Bag- Target, White Bracelet- Forever 21, Floral Bracelet- Tommy Bahama, Shoes- BC Footwear

Outfit #4: Cute & Low-Key

This final outfit pairs a graphic tee with bright, cobalt-colored shorts for a laid-back, yet stylish look. Emerald TOMS not only mimic the green found on the tee, but are also a super-comfy choice. Accessorize with a gold feather-shaped ring, then grab a pair of retro-inspired shades to complete this look.

Cobalt shorts, green toms, graphic tee
Product Info: Tee- Delia’s, Shorts- J. Crew Factory, Sunglasses- ASOS, Shoes- TOMS, Ring- Shopbop

What do you think?

Would you ever wear emerald and cobalt together? What do you think of these outfits? Which one is your favorite? How would you wear these colors together? What other color combos would you like to see featured here? Remember to leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

Posted on on March 10, 2013 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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15 Responses to “Color Combo to Try: Emerald + Cobalt”

  1. 1
    March 10th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    You know, I almost tried this exact same pairing a few weeks ago, but I felt too much like a lego piece!! lol But maybe I will give this one another try sometime. I do love the colors together!! :)

  2. 2
    March 10th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I love this colour combination, very Zooey Deschanel in New Girl-esque :)

  3. 3
    March 10th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I love the combination of cobalt and emerald! I am definitely going to try it this week on campus and feature it in my blog this week! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. 4
    March 10th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    This looks SO fresh for spring!! Gonna try it out!

  5. 5
    March 10th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    this is such a great combination!

  6. 6
    March 10th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    This is such an interesting colour combination, though I don’t if I’m bold enough to actually pull it off, haha.

  7. 7
    March 10th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    OMG I love both colors but it never occurred to me to mix them! thanks for the advice :)

  8. 8
    March 10th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I love this color combo! It’s like the cool colored version of orange and pink! ?

  9. 9
    March 10th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I gotta say, this is the first time, in a really long time, that I’ve liked every outfit in a CF post. Please continue this trend of awesome outfits that don’t include ridiculous heels for a college campus!

  10. 10
    March 10th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Wonderful outfits and post! I have always liked such a color combo, and it’s perfect for St. Patty’s day.

  11. 11
    March 11th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    I wore this color combination yesterday! colbalt jeans with a green t-shirt :)

  12. 12
    March 11th, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I wore something very similar to the first outfit yesterday! I love this color combo!

  13. 13
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Love outfit #2! I have those same Dirt y Laundry flats in black! They are so comfortable and versatile!

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