Autumn colour trend ~ Mykonos blue

According to colour trend-setters Pantone, this shade of blue is THE ultimate colour for Autumn 2013. Not denim, not royal blue and not quite electric blue, it’s a difficult colour to imagine. However, if you have ever been to the Greek island of Mykonos, you will easily be able to picture it: gorgeous blue skies, bright blue sea and the blue paint on buildings. Here’s a photo of a Mykonos building featuring the blue shade the fashion world is clamouring for this season. 

mykonoa blue image of greece from trek earth

Image c/o TrekEarth

It’s a relatively sunny colour, in contrast to the usual jewel colours and earthy tones we usually see during the Autumn season. The brightness of this blue brings a lovely sense of escapism, catapulting your mind back to warm summer holidays and bright blue skies. It certainly makes a change from all the navy blue we’ve been wearing since the Duchess of Cambridge announced her engagement to Prince William in a navy dress and immediately set the trend for all things navy.

viktor and rolf dress mykonos blue 

Image c/o Glamorazzi

With mykonos blue, you don’t need your whole outfit to be this one colour – just adding a little injection of it is enough to follow the trend. The image above shows how designers Viktor and Rolf are using the colour on the catwalk in a gorgeous cream dress with a mykonos bow woven through it. Take inspiration from this and add a little splash of blue to your winter outfits.

 mykonos blue color trend fall 2013 vivienne westwood pantyhose

Image c/o Etsy and Vivienne Westwood

You don’t need to go out and buy whole new outfits to follow this trend: Just adding scarf, handbag, shirt or even tights (like these from designer Vivienne Westwood above) in mykonos blue will help to bring your autumn wardrobe bang up to date.

mykonos blue sandals for men

Image c/o Teva

Not just for women, mykonos blue is great for men too and in this menswear image you can see the difference between denim blue and mykonos blue. It’s easy for men to inject a little mykonos blue with a classy shirt, funky belt or a flash of bright blue watch underneath a suit jacket cuff.

It’s such an easy addition to any wardrobe because it coordinates well with neutral shades, monochrome, denim, and jewel tones, so in order to bring your fall wardrobe up-to-date, just add a little flash of mykonos blue to your everyday outfits.  You’ll be looking super-fashionable and all your friend and co-workers will be scratching their heads working out what you’ve done differently to look so on-trend this season!

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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