Aqua Right... and Aqua WRONG
RIGHT: Stevie Lynn Jones at the 4th Annual Thirst Project Gala
WRONG: Barbara Windsor at the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Press Night
Rory Beca Hess Drape Gown ($198)
Giuseppe Zanotti Turquoise Pump ($275)
Rachel Zoe Chase Boyfriend Jacket (
reg $375 sale $168.75)
CJ by Cookie Johnson
CJ by Cookie Johnson Joy Cyan Leggings (
reg $139 sale $48)
Roberto Cavalli leopard print body-con dress (
reg $565 sale $339)
ACNE Alexis Degrad dress (
reg $537 sale $269)
Casadei's bright turquoise embossed leather peep-toes (
reg $600 sale $300)
Susana Monaco Contrast Tank Dress in Atomic ($156)
Sportmax Dax dress (
reg $695 sale $417)
I love aqua for summer, but as with all trends, there are ways to do it right (Stevie Lynn Jones, left) and ways to do it wrong (Barbara Windsor, right). I consider aqua an umbrella term for any shade of blue-green. You could argue that Barbara’s pantsuit is technically more blue than aqua, but then stuff like that is exactly why no one ever invites you to parties. Rude.
So… what did Stevie do right?
RIGHT: Lace detail
RIGHT: Natural fabrics and simple accessories
And where Barbara went wrong:
WRONG: No head to toe aqua. Ever.
WRONG: No polyester blends
WRONG: No matching eyeshadow. EVER!!!
Get in on the aqua trend for summer in the gallery above and note the lack of aqua shadow and petrochemicals