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Our Top Yves Klein Blue Picks for Under $90

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We’ve already addressed the appearance of bright blue on the runways in terms of beauty, but for most of us, blue eyeshadow might only be for special occasions. But blue clothes and accessories? That’s much easier to incorporate into your wardrobe. One of our favorite hues is Yves Klein Blue, a bright, not-quite-neon, bold blue that’s making the rounds again this season. So ring in spring — and by that we mean give your navy blue go-tos a little time off — with our top picks in the color (which was named after a French artist who favored the color), which look great with your basic neutrals such as black and white, and pop against prints and patterns with no trouble at all.

Skies are Blue Textured Fit N Flare Dress

It’s hard to find a great dress. Ones that are great for work might not be so great for after-work playtime, and if something’s too nice it’s bound to sit in your closet, collecting dust and longing stares. The Skies are Blue Textured Fit N Flare Dress ($79) isn’t too precious to wear often — so we recommend getting plenty of mileage out of it — and it’s pretty perfect for day-to-night dressing thanks to it’s bright blue color and sweet mini-sleeves that make it completely work appropriate. Pair it with some pumps for a conservative look or strappy shoes if you want to bring this dress out for some fun. The bright Yves Klein color will stand out from a sea of LBDs no matter where you go.

Available at Piperlime.

J. Crew Faceted Dots Necklace

Dip your toe into this technicolor trend with the J. Crew Faceted Dots Necklace ($75). It will bring just a touch of blue to your outfits but still make a big statement. A certain super editor (she and her trademark bob will remain nameless) loves pairing bold strands with her go-to sheath dresses, and we’d love to see this necklace layered with longer strands and even your grandmother’s pearls for a fabulous high-low mix. But if you’re one to keep it simple, it’s the perfect length to wear outside your blouses a la Jenna Lyons for just a peek of bold blue.

Available at J. Crew.

Tinley Road Brooke Drapey Romper

For a bold hue like Yves Klein Blue, we’d take a more-is-more approach and have a bold silhouette to go along with it.

The Tinley Road Brooke Drapey Romper ($89) is a fantastic jumpsuit that’s casual and cool — we’d imagine someone like Natalie Portman or Keira Knightley wearing this while they wandered around a farmer’s market or picked up baguettes for an impromptu picnic. Even if you’re not a star, you can look like one — pair this with your favorite gladiators on the weekend and you’ll look like you’ve put a lot of thought into your outfit when you’re really just wearing one great piece.

Available at Piperlime.

Aldo Ocaria Pump

There are simple pumps that might stand out from the rest and then there are standout pumps that’ll make you stand out. If you’re looking to be in the latter group, skip basic black and nude and go for the Aldo Ocaria Pump ($70). These perfectly pointy pumps will add a jolt of bright blue to even the simplest outfits (though let’s not get all Smurf and wear it with the blue jumpsuit) and because they won’t break the bank, you don’t have to worry about dipping into your Louboutin savings fund to have a little bit of fun. The pump has a great faux-reptile texture and a high vamp, so you’ll be held in tight when you’re running errands or running between meetings.

Available at Aldo.

C. Luce Newport Dress

The name says it all: the C. Luce Newport Dress ($89) is a nautical dress that’ll serve you well if you’re planning on attending regattas, cotillions and polo matches this summer. But, if you happen to be one of the 99% that don’t have a fully booked preppy social calendar, you can still look great in this white dress accented with bold blue stripes. It’s perfect for summer weddings, which are a little more common than sailing competitions for normal folk, and it’s a great look for dates and dinners, too. Pair this with your grandmas pearls if you’re looking to win over a WASPy hedge fund manager, but if you want to look a little more like yourself, we think it’s the perfect backdrop for statement necklaces and an armful of boho bangles.

Available at Piperlime.

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