Feeling Blue

So, as much as the thermostat says differently (we’ll be in the 80s- that is 26+ for those who prefer Celsius), fall is just around the corner.  And even if the temperature doesn’t agree, it is still time to start thinking about summer to fall transitional style.  Initially this got me feeling blue.  And then I was like “AHA!  Blue!!”  Okay, so this is a complete and utter fabrication.  But I thought it sounded good—but looking back I realize it may have been a slight miscalculation….

All that to say, the saturated blue you have been wearing all summer?  The one you have been using to color block?  Well, it also happens to be a major fall color trend.


(From Left to Right: Anna Sui, Derek Lam & Diane von Furstenberg.  All images via Style.com, for additional info click on the designer’s name)

And while these looks are much too winter for my head (and I am guessing yours as well!), they are great examples of the trends we’ll be seeing when temps do dip.

In the meantime, if you haven’t purchased any of the palate yet, go ahead and make a few purchases.  All of the below examples can take you from summer to winter, just by making some minor styling adjustments!

Here are some pieces that can make the transition with you:

Where To Shop:

  • Zara “Blouse with Turned Up Sleeves” ($49.90), zara.com
  • Single “Elle Ruffle Dress” ($190), cusp.com
  • BCBGeneration “Helara Platforms” ($98), lordandtaylor.com
  • ASOS “Shift Dress with Pleated Neck” ($60.34), asos.com
  • Moyna “Beaded Flap-Top Clutch” ($105), cusp.com

Are you wearing blue this summer?  Plan on transitioning it to fall?  Share your favorite look with me!  I would love to feature you in this week’s NoH Does!  Just email me (alexis@northonharper.com) a photo of you in your finest blues (and if you blog/ have a website include the link!) and come back Saturday for this week’s NoH Does!


  1. can zara online shopping launch today so I can please get that blouse!?!?! I’m feeling so blue too, I think I need also need those blue shoes <3

  2. Oh that’s soooo interesting! I’ve totally been feeling this color. I recently purchased a tunic from Zara’s in that shade of blue and I literally have to stop myself from wearing it!

    You’re right…too hot to even look at winter or fall clothing for me.

  3. funny thing! my post today is also about blue, but not exactly the hue you’re talking about, but a summery, light blue. Want to check it out if it’s “ok” for NoH Does??
    Thank you!

  4. One of my favourite colours, I love wearing it all year long. The ASOS dress would be such a great addition to my wardrobe. :)

  5. One of my absolute fav…. colours! Then again, I love all colours! It’s amazing how a COLOUR can transform a mood?! :)

  6. Blue was always one of my favorite colors.I love that blouse and I love the blue suede boots in your first picture….gorgeous!

  7. I love royal blue–one of my power colors. Love that coat!

  8. I’m wearing one blue maternity t-shirt this summer!But it isn’t cute like those gorgeous dresses!

  9. Love that first dress. I don’t wear blue too much, don’t think it matches me very well. But I’ll be on the look out this fall for this trend!

  10. Wow these hue of blue are so pretty that I wish it was fall tomorrow. I also wish it was fall tomorrow to get out of the heat. I hate winter, but I’ll take Fall’s cooler temperatures anyday!
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

  11. I KNOW I have some blue in my closet!

  12. I love a pretty royal blue color. Let me dig into the archives for a photo!

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