How to Wear Aqua/Turquoise

How to wear aqua/turquoise.
Aqua/turquoise is my favorite color for spring – which is probably no surprise if you are viewing this site on a desktop browser.  It’s a happy, fun color, and it’s perfect for spring.  But, it’s also a tricky color to wear – wear too much of it, and you’ll look like an extra from Miami Vice.  Here are a few of my favorite ways to wear aqua, and a few of my favorite aqua-colored items.
Pair it with tan and navy
If you want to wear aqua, you probably need to balance it with some neutrals – especially darker neutrals.  I like to pair aqua with a rich navy or a nice neutral tan as shown above.  It could even work with a preppy gray.  Just find one or two simple aqua pieces and build a wardrobe around that.
Find aqua accessories
Aqua works well as just a pop of color, and there are some fabulous aqua accessories out this spring.  My favorites are these fun aqua sandals from Jack Rogers (they also are available with a gold accent), this scarf from ModCloth, and this purse from Kate Spade.  Again, pair these aqua accessories with neutral-colored tops and bottoms, and you’ll have a fun outfit with a great pop of color.  Another quick way to incorporate aqua into your wardrobe?  Tie an aqua scarf on your neutral colored handbag to add color and completely reinvent the bag!
Wear it on the beach
There are some gorgeous bathing suits in aqua, and you can even pair it with these fun aqua beach towels from One King Lane.  The beach is one place where you can never have too much aqua!  For beach days, I like to paint my toenails with my favorite spring/summer nailpolish – Mermaid’s Dream from Lippmann Collection.
How do you wear aqua?


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