How many of you own a royal blue piece in your closet? Probably not that many! Now it’s time to change that because the Pantone Color of the Year 2020 is here, and it’s classic blue.

It is a bold and sexy color, that is surprisingly very easy to combine and wear and can bring some sass and fun to your summer outfit! Cobalt blue has a tendency to transform even the simplest outfit.

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Pantone explains, “As technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all, it is easy to understand why we gravitate to colors that are honest and offer the promise of protection. Non-aggressive and easily relatable, the trusted PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue lends itself to relaxed interaction.”

Think of a combination of royal blue with white. It is coordinated with black, and irresistible in combination with bright colors. Practically, the Royal blue or Cobalt blue can provide endless possibilities that flatter all skin tones, Perhaps the most versatile of pop colors, royal/classic blue is perfect for seamlessly mixing into a wardrobe heavy in black, gray and camel. Fashion powerhouses Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Bethany Williams, Givenchy, and Gucci are already incorporating Classic Blue into their SS20 collections, exerting a soothing influence over the street style set.

Here’s how to prep your wardrobe for the new year!

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1. Wear it with a white top

White goes very well with the classic blue color. Well, what color does white not match with anyway? Be safe with your choice and pair some blue pants or coat with a white top and nothing will go wrong. A  statement-making coat is a must-have in any wardrobe.

2. A Pop of Classic Blue

A pop of color is a cute outfit idea. You just need a monotone outfit but add just one item with a bright color. Here, you can add classic blue as the pop of color! Wear a black dress, or any monochrome outfit (black shirt, black pants, etc) and then finished off the look by holding a blue bag and wearing blue shoes!

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3. Wear a Long-Sleeved Classic Blue Dress paired with Nude Heels

For a royal blue dress outfit that is subtle enough that you can either wear to work or to cocktail parties, you can try a long-sleeve blue knee-length dress. You can look more elegant by pairing the dress with chic nude, killer heels.

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4. Rock a High-Waisted Classic Blue Skirt

Wear a white shirt with little blue dots and pair it with a high waisted royal blue midi skirt. Wear a black belt and silver heels to complete this outfit that can visually move up your waistline and make you look taller.

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5. Wear a Classic Blue Sweater over Patterned shirt.

Camel and royal blue look very beautiful and unique when put together. For example, you can wear a classic blue sweater over a checkered shirt. Pair them with skinny jeans and knee-high leather boots, or cool leather pants and matching strappy sandals.

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6. Blue Blazer and Pants

Pair the royal blue blazer and pants with a white button-up shirt. For the shoes, a pair of silver heels is a good choice as it matches the color of royal blue really well.