Now that it’s the beginning of the end of 2019, Pantone’s 2020 Color of The Year has already been announced. Bringing it back to basics, we’re walking into the year of classic blues. And that means we all need to prepare our wardrobe for the color palette of tomorrow.
Classic blue is a great color in the name’s most literal sense— it’s truly classic. Though you could confuse the deep blue color for navy, the 2020 color of the year is just dark enough to look good on anyone. But the color is also bright enough to make you stand out in the middle of a room. When we first saw classic blue was the vibe for 2020, we immediately revved up our engines for the best classic blue picks we could find.
If you really think about it, you can rock classic blue almost as often as you can rock black every day of the week. The color is versatile enough to make it work for special occasions or for your day-to-day slay. To get you prepped for 2020 ahead of the game here are 10 ways to rock classic blue. And Big and Tall men, we didn’t forget about you either!
10 Ways to Wear Classic Blue, Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year
These are going to be the boots you never knew you needed. Hush Puppies not only offers quality shoes, but you can even get them in wide shoe sizes. Though this bright blue shade may have you running at first, it’s just enough color to get people to ask where you got them.
Old Navy maybe one of the best places to find basics of Pantone’s Color of the Year. Though the site often pulls jeans from its catalog of blue products, these pocket leggings are a dope addition to your athleisure collection. Workout or not, get with this color trend!
Duluth Trading Co. offers multiple shades for this style boxer, however, we pulled this pair in the COTY shade. If you’re shopping for your loved one who knows style or even for yourself, Duluth offers sizes up to a 4X.
Hurry! These cute classic blue retro kicks from ModCloth are going fast. The name, The Sweetest Step Flat, really does match the look as these pointed flats feature an old fashioned scalloped strap across the tops. We recommend you snag them while you still can.
If you live in a hot area or plan on visiting one abroad, a classic blue ombre dress like this one will make those Instagram photos seriously pop. Lane Bryant’s already had this midi wrap dress in their arsenal, and you can get it for yourself in sale for under $50.
Universal Standard has gained even more steam this year. It’s become one of the few brands with luxury basics and offers up a perfect hue to ring in the COTY. With slacks, jeans, or however you rock it, this blue number is a keeper.
If this entire roundup is a flop, then this studded dress from Forever 21 is the special occasion dress you know you’re about to add to your cart. Perfect for any evening event, a blue hue of this nature is one we hope to you flex in for your annual gatherings.
The North Face actually has a plethora of classic blue winter jackets and accessories on its website. This one is available up to a men's 3XL. Made for those cold nights outside, this fleece jacket could be the one you reach for when your buns are frozen.
We’re living for this deep blue backpack. Though this pick of ours could be something to splurge on, backpacks are kind of having a moment right now as far as accessories go. Grab this jewel-toned bag to strap on for school, traveling, or wear it as your everyday bag.
How do you feel about Pantone’s Color of The Year for 2020? Are any of these picks your vibe? What would you add to the list?
Ari is a plus-size blogger and writer with a focus on representation in fashion and beauty from a Black, fat, and queer perspective. Having worked in media for over 10 years, she has delved into television and fashion show productions as well as public relations. Ari and her work have been featured in Bustle, Apartment Therapy's sister site, The Kitchn, Revelist, Narcity, Refinery29, The Cut, the late Babe.net, and now The Curvy Fashionista