It’s official. Blue — Poison Dart Frog blue — is spring’s answer to last season’s eggplant. It’s as attention-grabbing as fire engine red, but much less narcissistic. Michael Kors did it best in his Spring 2009 collection.
Luckily, some equally colorful, less horrendously expensive alternatives can satisfy your blue cravings.
This Etsy blue silk swing dress is made from 100 percent Dupioni Silk and is only $109
Kill two spring trends with one stone in this Express jumpsuit for $79.50
Two great options that channel Kors’ sporty colorblock frocks
Forever 21 SS Colorblock Dress $17.80
Stephen Burrows Steel Jersey Stripe Colorblock Dress $53.99
Express Scoop-Neck Dolman Top $39.50
This cowl-neck dress from Modcloth.com could easily double as a tunic over jeans $49.99
The cute pockets on this halter dress from Modcloth.com help tone down the va-va-va-voom factor, making it feel cool and casual — $54.99
Short and sweet — Raycestyle Nissen Fringe Collar dress — $35.90
Sure, this Blue Jersey Knit Dress from Target could use a serious belt and heels, but for just $29.99, you can easily afford to jazz it up
A sale that won’t last: this Banana Republic Jersey Empire Waist Dress is only $59.99
The Maxi dress is alive and well — at least for one more season — $54.99
I can think of 10 places to wear Ellen Tracy’s amazingly chic belted satin dress with unique envelope neckline — $140.00
Not to worry. If designer label Zero + Maria Cornejo’s fall 2009 collection is any indication, we’ll all be black and blue for a little while longer…