SPRING & SUMMER

What to Wear With a Blue Purse in Spring?

Blue purses make a lovely spring statement and you will find them in a whole range of beautiful shades from pretty pastel to deep midnight blue. Here ‘s how to a bag in this calm, cool, and collected color to your wardrobe.

pastel blue purse

Baby Blue Structured Bag

Is a baby blue bag for work credible, or will it look like you are going to a tea party? Yes, it can definitely work if you remember these two things. 1) Keep your bag structured for a more professional look, and 2) be sure to wear your baby blue bag with neutral-colored, classic business clothing. This way the outfit looks conservative and the bag too, but there’s that pop of color that makes it look modern.

 

 

Blue Purse with blue Floral Fit and Flare dress

Cloud Blue Clutch

This gorgeous blue clutch in a mid-tone shade is a striking way to bring this pretty dress to life. But don’t try to match your shoes. You won’t be able to, and if somehow you did, it will just look too matchy-matchy. Choose a nude shoe to show off the pop of blue against this fabulous floral.

Midnight Blue Tote

Here’s a gorgeous blue bag that while in a darker shade, doesn’t fade away. This rich midnight blue works beautifully with the tone on tone that’s happening in this outfit.

 

 

Ice Blue Hobo Bag

Here’s another pastel bag, this time in an icy cool blue that looks darling with this front tie skirt and top. What makes it work? The soft, light bag is as casual and relaxed as this cute summer outfit.

Will you be sporting a blue purse this spring?

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9 thoughts on “What to Wear With a Blue Purse in Spring?

  1. I love the first look! I don’t usally think to pair black and blue, but the animal print and gold accesories really pull it all together. Who makes the animal print tunic? It would make a nice addition to my wardrobe as I approach my 50th birthday!

  2. Deborah,

    I totally agree with the blue purse thing. I bought a cute, royal blue purse from Marc by Marc Jacobs and I ended up giving it to my twenty-something daughter because I though it looked better on her and I didn’t think I’d wear it. However, when I tried it on again, I ended up buying the exact same purse for myself the next week. And, I wear that gorgeous blue purse with EVERYTHING! My daughter is sporty/classic and I’m boho/hippie… so that color looks good with just about every style. Tina

  3. When it comes to bags, I think It’s tough to convince a woman to stick with a particular look. There are many choices, colors, sizes, etc. and taking the time to choose a bag is SO much fun (for me anyway) that I have to go with what makes me love it, not what anyone else thinks. In fact, I have bought bags with some of the “don’t go there” components as shown above, yet received many compliments from women over 30 (I am in my late 40’s).

    1. Hi Carolyn,
      The last thing I want to do is to take away any one’s fun. I’m here to give a suggestion and you can take it or leave it. It’s a tricky transition moving into the second half of life. We need to keep you thinking about we are appearing to others and make sure that you are projecting the class and authority we want. It’s important to have a reality check so we don’t end up dressing like our teenage daughters.

  4. I have a fabulous turquoise purse from a few years back that’s identical in style as to what’s new…..I will be wearing it soon!

  5. Hi Kat,
    Yes, it can be hard to have to look in the mirror and say, It is time to grow up. But growing up can still be fun. We love getting compliments but do it by wearing beautiful colors and having good taste. I agree with you that we can dress in a creative, youthful way… without having “Juicy” written on our bottoms or purses!

    1. Deborah,

      Personally, I’ve always thought fashion companies should pay us to wear their names on our buttocks and our breasts (T-shirts). If you think about it, we are advertising their brands. Tina

  6. I agree with you totally on the “DON’T” handbags.It’s not a matter of taking away anyone’s fun, it’s suggesting what’s classy and right for a woman over 40. When I see a woman of a certain age w/ a lot of zippers, logos and junk hanging off her bag I immediately think “What the ?!?!?! What’s she trying to prove, or who’s she think she’s impressing??” A handbag can totally make or break the impression you leave with others.