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How To Incorporate The Trending Color Cobalt Blue into Your Wardrobe

It’s amazing what bubbles to the top of my brain sometimes. Lol. When I sat down to write this post about cobalt blue, I suddenly remembered a toy from my childhood. Do any of you remember “clackers”?

Basically, you put your finger through the loop and then moved your hand up and down, making the hard, plastic balls slam into each other. The only problem was that every now and then, one would get off the string and go flying across the room. Watch out! I’m pretty sure I cracked a sliding glass door once with these things.

It can be hit or miss with toys AND trending colors. Celery Green of 2021 was not my fave! Not to worry this year, however. I think you’ll agree that we have some pretty good options. I recently did a post on The Best Of The Trending Colors For Fall 2023, and today I’m showing you how to incorporate the trending color cobalt blue into your wardrobe. Keep scrolling to see me in some of my favorite pieces, old and new. 🙂

SANGTREE Women’s Crewneck Soft Knit Pullover Sweater

I know I keep saying this, but look how pretty this sweater is! This color is going to be the death of my wallet. lol. Shall I count the ways I could wear this? With jeans, black pants, yellow pants, a winter white skirt, tied around my neck while wearing a crisp white shirt…I mean, I could go on! Gurls, it’s just $31 dollars. Swoon.

GRACE KARIN Women’s Long Sleeve Button Down Crew Neck 

A cardigan is an easy way to add color to your wardrobe, and it’s especially good as we transition from summer to fall. This sweater comes in a variety of colors if you’re not loving blue, and from sizes XS to 3XL.

Allegra K Women’s Satin Blouse Elegant V Neck Long Sleeve Silky Office Work Shirt

A shirt in cobalt blue is a quick and beautiful way to add color to your wardrobe. Isn’t this gorgeous?! It looks elegant and expensive. It might be the first, but it’s certainly not the second! This silky shirt is only $33 dollars!


Gosh, I love everything about this look. The crewneck tee is so simple, but look how good it looks with a nice pair of jeans and some quality shoes. This is from Talbots, and they usually sell out quickly, so grab it while you can. It also comes in another trending color – vibrant magenta if you’d prefer.


I love a great fit and flare dress! The cobalt blue paisley design is very unique, and of course, I’m a detail gurl, so I love the smocking at the waist. This dress already sold out once, but they’ve restocked so if you love it, act fast!

Knit Woven Tiered Midi Dress

How pretty is this? I have this dress, and it is even prettier in person! It manages to look chic and casual at the same time. This is great for those of you who have a long summer. It’s made from a lightweight cotton stretch and is an A-Line silhouette.

Large Genuine Soft Leather Handmade Fringe Feather Lightweight Tear Drop Dangle Color Earrings

If you like cobalt blue but you’re not ready to dress in it from head to toe, accessories are a great option. These soft leather earrings would add a great pop of color to your outfit. They are fairly large without being heavy, and of course, the price is right. They are only $8 dollars!

GUOXIAOMEI Chic Elegant Boho Red Rose Petal Dangle Resin Earrings Drop Acrylic Tiered Matte Flower Earrings

These are not going to be mistaken for crown jewels, but they are eye-catching and a fun way to incorporate cobalt blue into an outfit. The gold and large rose petals aren’t as casual as the leather earrings above, but the price is a comparable $10 dollars.

Karl Lagerfeld Paris Women’s Agyness Shoulder Bag

Talk about a beautiful pop of color! This Karl Lagerfeld bag is gorgeous. This is a classic “everyday” bag with a long chain that hits near the hip. The good news? As I write this, it’s 40% off!

LOVEVOOK Laptop Bag for Women

This laptop bag is stylish AND functional. The description says it can accommodate a 15.6-inch laptop, and your iPad, books, A4 files, mobile power, mobile phones, folders, passports, cosmetics, etc. That’s a really big bag!

Omoone Women’s Long Sleeve Slim Fit Warm Winter Wool Blend Pea Coat Overcoat

I know you’re probably not thinking about a winter coat right now, but when I saw this I had to include it. It’s just such a great color! I don’t know where you live, but every winter I see so many black coats. If that’s you, consider shaking it up this year and add at least one statement coat.

Closed Toe High Heels

Your feet are a great place to wear the trending cobalt blue color. I love adding a pop of color to my outfits, and shoes are a fantastic way to showcase a POP! You know I love wearing high heels, so I had to show you these gorgeous pumps. I had a pair almost identical to them, and I wore them so much that I finally busted out a seam on them. These run TTS and will look great with dresses or jeans.

Obtaom Round Toe Women Flat Shoes Slip on

Ballet flats are easy to wear and look good with everything – from dress pants and skirts to your favorite jeans. I wouldn’t spend a lot of money on a shoe just to incorporate the color into my wardrobe, but at just $20 dollars, this would be perfect to wear for one season.

DREAM PAIRS ANNEE Pointed Toe Low Chunky Heels Pump Shoes

These I love! I love the elegance of this shoe and could see how it would elevate the look of just about anything. A pair of black pants, a mid-length skirt, a pretty dress – even a pair of nice jeans, would suddenly go from ordinary to chic. All for about $45 dollars.

This was my very first outfit when I started blogging, and it included cobalt blue. A lot has changed since then, but I still love wearing bright colors, and blue and yellow are still one of my favorite color combinations.

Since this was waaaay back in 2015, none of these items are still available. But, I actually think I like the Talbots pants below better anyway. Those are already in my cart, so you’ll be seeing them later in the blog…maybe with a different pair of yellow espadrilles. Lol! Old habits are hard to break.


A classic demi boot pant from Talbots, rendered in cobalt blue, is polished perfection. I own several pair of demi pants (pants with a subtle flare beginning just below the knee), and I think they are very flattering. These are available in petite as well as Misses sizes.

LKOUS Women’s Stretchy High Waisted Wide Leg Pants Business Work Leggings for Office

It took a while, but high-waisted pants have become a staple in my wardrobe. I love the tie belt! These are made from a stretchy material making them incredibly comfortable to wear. And of course, if you don’t like the blue, they come in other colors and are under $30 dollars.

Let me know in the comments if and how you’re going to incorporate cobalt blue into your wardrobe this year!

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  1. love this post and color. lobe the cobalt purse with gold chain.

  2. Love the Cobalt Blue. Checking out a couple of the post. Thank you for sharing

  3. I want to know what Joe ordered, because surely fries and a coke aren’t $12???!!! And royal blue is our high school’s color, so I’ll be grabbing anything I find in that color.

  4. I love cobalt blue, but for some reason I have very little of it in my closet. I may need to rethink that. Those “clackers” brought back so many memories. When I was in elementary school, everyone brought them to school and we played with them at recess. Could you imagine kids being able to do that today? On bad weather days, everyone had recess in the gym. It was so loud! When they started flying off of the strings, we weren’t allowed to bring them anymore. It’s a wonder noone was hurt. Makes me think of those large yard darts that we all used to play with. Apparently, I was born in the era when there was no such thing as a Consumer Protection Agency. 🙂

    1. That was my era too! We also rode in the back of trucks for hours 🛻

  5. Love cobalt blue – I have a cobalt blue pea coat from Anne Klein! Love the short sleeve shirt from Talbots too! Your posts are so fun!

    1. Thank you for commenting, Cheryl! ☺️

  6. Those clackers were lethal. It is a wonder that any of us survived.

  7. Oh my do I love anything cobalt blue. So happy it’s a big color trend. Love everything in this post. Can’t wait to shop some of these. Thanks Tania

  8. Love the pea coat..does it run long?

    1. Susan, I don’t have the coat yet, so I’m not sure.

  9. Love love the color! It looks great with your hair color!

  10. Stephanie says:

    The Apple wallet on your phone can be a live saver. I might have too embarrassed to ever go back!
    I love, love love the cobalt blue color so I am glad it is trending this year. I have a tunic in the color and a purse.

  11. I love the cobalt blue!! It goes with so many other colors!!! It looks beautiful on you 🤩

  12. Tania,
    Cobalt blue is my husband’s favorite color. He always compliments when I wear that shade of blue. The sweater from Amazon would be great with my go to black pants. It’s adorable on you.

  13. Joanne W. says:

    Thanks Tania….cobalt blue is one of my very favorite colors.

  14. Cobalt blue is my favorite color. I love all the styles you’ve gathered to illustrate this color!

  15. Enjoyed your post! I had a beautiful cobalt blue coat back in the 80s that was similar to the one linked in this post, except it was longer. Tempted to buy this one. It looks gorgeous!

  16. Love the cobalt blue color. Happy it’s in this year.

  17. Love the colbalt blue items.

  18. cobalt blue is my the color I go to for blue. It is such a clean color and a color you can wear all seasons. I really like the shoes. looks like I will be making a purchase of one pair or maybe both. nice a wonderful week. Ce Ce.

  19. CyndeeKay🌻 says:

    Tania, McD coke is the best migraine medicine! Many a day after a long day of teaching I’d go through McD for a coke, headache or not:) I always keep McD money in my car!! Cobalt blue is a favorite color; it looks great with black.

  20. I totally remember clackers! What a blast from the past! The color cobalt blue is so universal. I definitely need to add a piece to my wardrobe.

  21. Love that color on you! I’ll be getting one (or both) of those sweaters & thanks for sharing another great Joe & Tania story!

    1. Thank you for the comment, Frani! ❤️

  22. Love this color and plan to buy it

  23. Blue has always been one of my favorite colors that looks great on me. I love the cardigan sweater but it’s sold out in my size right now. I’ll keep looking for another. Thanks for all you do!

    1. Thanks for commenting! 😊

  24. I love the color too, but prefer prints to solids. 🥰 I’ve purchased sweaters and blouses in the solid color before but didn’t send up wearing them much.

  25. Gorgeous color on you. I have an off the shoulder dress similar print to the stretch crepe smocked midi dress – shadow paisley. I need to wear it before summer is over, but the cardigan would look nice over it. The mustard/gold color is my favorite shade. I feel good in it. Thank you for sharing.

  26. Kim Portuesi says:

    Download the McDonalds app for huge savings and free food! Good luck.
    Kim Portuesi

    1. Kim, I have the app on my phone, but I didn’t even think to bring it up and order on it before he pulled in.

  27. Patricia Konze says:

    Love cobalt blue. It actually looks pretty good on me.

  28. Love, love, love this color! I’m glad it’s trending. I think it’s one of those colors that will look great on anyone unlike celery green.
    I have coat in this color in my Amazon cart now.

    1. Thanks for commenting! ❤️

      1. Yes I do remember them clackers. I found them at my parents house this years after my mom pass . They can hurt you if they hit your arm.

  29. Nancy Frwze says:

    Hi there! I hate going out without a wallet. Drives me nuts!!!!
    Love cobalt!!!! Could you do a what’s trending accessories post? Like bracelets, necklaces, scarves, socks (for wearing with loafers!) and statement index finger rings?

    1. Nancy, that sounds like a great post.

  30. Diane Schexnyder says:

    Cobalt blue is your color! Can’t wait to get it back in my wardrobe.

  31. Shelly Tuggle says:

    I’m so glad this color is popular this year!! LOVE BLUE!!!

  32. sue koren says:

    What size sweater did you get from Amazon – I saw comments that it ran large.

    1. I bought a large, and it is a tiny bit big, but not huge.

  33. The cobalt clothes are grand. It’s one of my favorite colors. Now I have to check the ballet flats, since my 12 yr old cobalt sandals fell apart last week!

  34. I love blue! But I don’t need any more shirts! Or really clothes at all! It’s going to be 108 here this week, so maybe a new swim suit is in order? Beautiful color!

  35. Marilyn Byrnside says:

    I have always loved cobalt blue, so I’m glad it’s trending! I’ll definitely be looking to add some.
    I think my husband can do you one better on the McDonalds story. He ordered and paid for his breakfast, but forgot to stop at the pick-up window . He was almost home when he remembered and went back, embarrassed, but not willing to miss breakfast 😂

  36. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Cobalt is one of my favorite colors and I’m so happy to see it’s making a comeback for Fall. Thank you for bringing us all the latest fashion news.

    1. Thanks for commenting! ❤️

  37. Beautiful color. I usually go with navy but I might have to give cobalt blue a try.

    1. Let me know if you try it! Thanks for commenting. ❤️

  38. I love this cobalt blue color!! Thanks for sharing all the options.

  39. I ordered the blue wool jacket. I hope it’s as gorgeous as the website photos.

  40. Penny Smith says:

    Love the Talbots dress but a little too pricey.

  41. Hi there!
    Cobalt blue is one of my best colors! I have several tops in blue but no bottoms or shoes. Thank you for fining some.

    1. I am glad that you enjoyed the post! ❤️

  42. Patricia Holmes says:

    Love the color!

  43. I love cobalt blue! Thanks for all the suggestions!

  44. Brenda Summersgill says:

    I had clackers back in the day and sometimes those glass balls would slam into your wrists. Ouch! I like this color. My skin tone allows me to wear gem colors so this color would look good on me.

  45. Cobalt blue is such a beautiful color. I like it in a top with white pants. It always look so elegant. I swear that you are getting younger. You look so much younger now compared to the picture of you from 2015!

    1. Aww, thank you! You are so sweet. 🥰

  46. I love the color but it doesn’t look good on me. It looks great on blondes like you. It’s a great color on those who are winters like my granddaughter. I’ll have to find an accessory that’s not close to my face.

    1. I hope you can find some accessories in this color! ☺️

  47. I love cobalt blue! I have always been drawn to blue but the bright cobalt is a keeper. I actually would love to try a coat in cobalt and even some cute kitten heels in cobalt. Thanks for all of the suggestions!

    1. Thank you for commenting! ❤️

  48. I love cobalt blue! I already have a few pieces in that color. And I wore a cobalt blue maxi dress to a garden party wedding in a pattern very similar to the dress you showed from Talbots.

    1. Thanks for commenting, Rose!

  49. Kris Brass says:

    Boy can I relate, Just this past weekend husband and I went to his sister’s house about half hr away. Going to grab milk before we headed home at a gas station .Did bring any wallet or purse..started to go thru his counsel. change added up to 3.00. well half gallon of milk at a gas station is 385 .so now he will have some extra cash in his glove compartment too..

  50. I adore this color and have worn it for years — Chico’s particularly does a lot of nice options in this color. But i never considered shoes, bags! Great ideas here!

    1. I’m glad that this post offered you a new styling idea for this color! Thanks for commenting. ☺️

  51. Cobalt blue is among one of my favorite colors! The winter coat is beautiful and I like your suggestion of shaking things up a bit and wearing a coat in that color instead of classic black. I’m definitely considering this.

    1. Yes! This color is such a good way to add color to an outfit! 😊

  52. Donna Ingalls says:

    Absolutely love this cobalt blue color! Really brightens up my skin tone. That dress is gorgeous too.

    1. Cobalt blue is a such a fun color. Thanks for commenting!😊

  53. Dana Smithmier says:

    My all time favorite color to wear❤️

  54. I love wearing cobalt blue. I love the pieces you shared especially the dresses.

  55. Love Cobalt Blue. Such an energetic and fun color to wear. Have already purchased a cobalt blue dress to wear to my nephews upcoming Demember wedding.

    1. Thank you for commenting! ❤️

  56. Linda Shearer says:

    Love the colbalt blue especially the talbots sweater.

    1. Thank you for commenting! 😊

  57. Cobalt blue is my absolutely favorite color to wear! All the pieces are a hit!

  58. I love cobalt blue! You found some beautiful pieces!

  59. Karen Daniel says:

    Please please please carry your wallet when you drive in case you get stopped! 😊 I love all the cobalt blue items and they bring me back to the 80s when I wore this color a lot. I love the Talbots puffed sleeve tee!

    1. Thanks, Karen. Lesson learned! The 80s were the BEST! 😃

  60. You look great in cobalt blue! I can’t wait to try it!

  61. Love the color. I use it almost like a neutral in place of navy sometimes. It is just brighter and you can’t help but feel good when wearing.

    1. I had not thought about using the cobalt color in place of the navy sometimes and I might have to give it a try! 😊

  62. Love that shade of blue. When I wore the Chicos dress a couple of weeks ago to church, I went in the bathroom with fluorescent lighting and thought my hair looked purple! My blonde went to silver grey after the pandemic, but I love it, and so does my husband! I’ll continue to wear my favorite color, blue!

  63. Oh my gosh! Love the cobalt blue. Didn’t realize that Talbots had so many cute clothes! The midi dress, the crew neck sweater and pants! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I’m glad that you enjoyed this post! Thank you for commenting! ☺️

  64. Thank you for sharing. Cobalt blue is one of my favorite colors! Can’t wait to receive my cardigan sweater!

    1. I hope that you love the cardigan sweater. Thanks for commenting!

  65. Cobalt blue is a gorgeous color. Love the coat and slip on flats…

  66. Mary Kinard says:

    I want ALL the cobalt blue lol! The cardigan, ballet flats, and leather earrings would be my go-to!

    1. You and me both, Mary!

  67. I love this blue color! Unfortunately the cardigan is sold out in my size, but I’ll keep looking. I use Coke and fries to ease my migraine pain. Not sure why it works.🙂

    1. Whatever works, right?! ❤️

  68. I love this blue color! Unfortunately the cardigan is sold out in my size, but I’ll keep looking! (Coke and fries from McD’s are my go-to for migraines too. Not sure why, but seems to ease the pain.)

  69. Great ideas thank you for the help.

  70. Kelly Blackley says:

    Love the color!

    1. It’s one of my favorites!

  71. That McDonald’s story was hilarious 😂,thanks for sharing. I like the colors for 2023 too. Great post!

    1. We’re still laughing about it. 🙂

  72. What a gorgeous color! I especially like the blouse and the earrings.

  73. Karrie Knutson says:

    I love your ideas on how to incorporate Cobalt blue into my wardrobe.

  74. Kelly Brooks says:

    Love the color one of my favorites.

  75. Jennifer Tillotson says:

    Love this color!! Thanks for the recommendations!

  76. Love this blue with your hair color!

  77. Lori Lorenzini says:

    Absolutely love love this color and the linen Demi boot pants!