Feeling Blue

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.

Michael Kors Spring 2009

Michael Kors Spring 2009

Michael Kors Spring 2009

Michael Kors Spring 2009

Michael Kors Spring 2009

Michael Kors Spring 2009

Michael Kors Spring 2009

Michael Kors Spring 2009

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

Etsy Blue Dress

Etsy Blue Dress

Kill two spring trends with one stone in this Express jumpsuit for $79.50

Express Modern Jumpsuit

Express Modern Jumpsuit

Two great options that channel Kors’ sporty colorblock frocks

Forever 21 SS Colorblock Dress $17.80

Forever 21

Forever 21

Stephen Burrows Steel Jersey Stripe Colorblock Dress $53.99

Stephen Burrows Steel Jersey Stripe Colorblock Dress

Stephen Burrows Steel Jersey Stripe Colorblock Dress

Blueberry topping:

Express
Scoop-Neck Dolman Top $39.50

Express Dolman Top

Express Dolman Top

This cowl-neck dress from Modcloth.com could easily double as a tunic over jeans $49.99

Modcloth.com Violets are Blue Dress

Modcloth.com Violets are Blue Dress

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

Modcloth.com Rebel with a Blue Dress

Modcloth.com Rebel with a Blue Dress

Short and sweet — Raycestyle Nissen Fringe Collar dress — $35.90

Raycestyle Nissen Fringe Collar dress

Raycestyle Nissen Fringe Collar dress

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

Target Merona Short-Sleeve Crewneck Sweater Dress

Target Merona Short-Sleeve Crewneck Sweater Dress

A sale that won’t last: this Banana Republic Jersey Empire Waist Dress is only $59.99

Banana Republic Jersey Empire Waist Dress

Banana Republic Jersey Empire Waist Dress

The Maxi dress is alive and well — at least for one more season — $54.99

Banana Republic Silk Maxi Dress

Banana Republic Silk Maxi Dress

I can think of 10 places to wear Ellen Tracy’s amazingly chic belted satin dress with unique envelope neckline — $140.00

Ellen Tracy Belted Dress

Ellen Tracy Belted Dress

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…

Zero +Maria Cornejo fall 09

Zero +Maria Cornejo fall 09

Zero +Maria Cornejo fall 09

Zero +Maria Cornejo fall 09

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