Here’s How to Nail the ‘Pop of Cobalt’ Trend – According to a Stylist 

Beginning at the end of 2023 and continuing on into the winter months, it seemed that we couldn’t get away from the ‘Pop Of Red’ trend – however, with the seasons finally changing there seems to be a new bold colour to add to our wardrobes: COBALT. 

This vibrant colour was seen on the coveted Spring 2024 runways of Loewe, Burberry, Armani Privé and Max Mara and on some of our favourite fashion influencers such as Rebecca Olivia and Emili Sindlev

But, away from the glitz of high fashion runways and highly curated social feeds, how can we incorporate this super cool colour into our everyday wardrobe?

We’ve sat down with Megan Watkins, Head Stylist at online fashion destination SilkFred who has shared the key elements of the trend and how you can nail this look for the upcoming season. 

“As we transition into spring, adding this striking colour into your everyday outfits is a great way to update and elevate your Spring fashion game. Like the ‘Pop of Red’ trend, a ‘Pop of Cobalt’ is all about adding a point of interest to your outfit.”

“Adding pops of vibrant colour into your wardrobe is a great way to lean into the current maximalism trend and create an outfit that feels new and modern. Unlike overtly ‘summer’ shades such as orange and yellow, blue is a great transitional colour which looks good in rain or shine – perfect for transitional weather.”

“Whilst they may seem like a contradiction, aesthetics such as Quiet Luxury and the Vanilla Girl are excellent pairings with cobalt blue. Classic, chic outfits that are offset by a pop of colour make for a seriously fashion-forward outfit.”

“Whether it be through the medium of accessories, like bags and headgear, or used as a focal layering piece with knits and jackets, adding a pop of cobalt into your wardrobe can be achieved with relative ease.”

Expert tips on how to style a ‘Pop of Cobalt’:

Megan recommends: “If you would like to incorporate this shade into your everyday wardrobe, I would recommend starting with accessories. A cobalt micro handbag with an all cream or white outfit will give some serious French Riviera vibes. Alternatively, a cobalt blue knit thrown over a crisp white shirt and tailored trousers makes for an eye-catching office look. A day running errands can be brightened up by some cobalt-accented trainers or simple headband.”

“If you’re heading out-out or are looking for a perfect date night look that incorporates a ‘Pop of Cobalt’, I recommend an item like a cowl-necked satin cobalt paired with sleek black trousers or a full-skirt in cobalt paired with a simple white vest and chunky gold jewellery.”

“Whilst cobalt pairs well with neutrals such as white and cream, you can also go full force into the maximalism trend and expertly colour clash with tones such as bright green and sunshine yellow.”

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into perfecting her morning brew.