Ocean Blues
Posted by on March 12, 2012 | 3:57 pm EST

No color is more associated to the beckoning call of the ocean waves than the refreshing shades of blue. From aqua to azure and turquoise to teal, there is something calming to this color that calls forth images of sandy beaches, palm trees and cloudless skies.

Although it will take a couple more months before summer officially starts, it’s never too early to take note of the most energizing pieces to perfectly evoke the exciting summer spirit—albeit a bit earlier than usual.

Michael Michael Kors | Printed plissé maxi skirt | $130

This ocean dream of a maxi skirt perfectly evokes the summer spirit with such ease. The plissé detail addrf greater texture to the vibrant aqua and white print. Pair this with a crisp white tank for a sophisticated casual look or use this as a beach cover-up for a high-octane summer look.

Peter Pilotto | Compass printed cotton-blend dress | $3,665

Add some lightness to cocktail wear with this spirited Peter Pilotto dress. The vibrant prints, which are smartly positioned to create a svelter silhouette, yield a certain freshness that make us want to book a flight to the Maldives—immediately.

Rebecca Taylor | Printed silk dress | $375

Clouds are reminiscent of lazy days at the beach as well, perfectly conveyed by this effervescent printed silk dress from Rebecca Taylor. This piece will certainly be the perfect complement to a lighthearted day or night outing.

Missoni | Phylli crochet-knit wide-leg pants | $770

Missoni house realized the colors of the ocean in this visual delight of a pair, which also channels the 1970’s without compromising the modern taste of today’s fashion-forward femmes.

McQ Alexander McQueen | Printed scuba-style top | $270

The fashion house took a realistic plunge into the ocean with this vivid scuba-like top. Offset the bold prints with a plain and crisp pair of pants or skirt.

Images from Net-a-Porter

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