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The Guys' Guide to Wearing Bluebird Blue

Singing praise for this spring shade

Spring has sprung, flowers are in bloom, and colors are popping. Prime your closet for more color with this series of guides for spring shades. Each week SG HQ is going to break down how to wear a bright hue with easy color combinations and outfit ideas.

See how to wear amber orangelavenderarmy greensalmonslateblood orangesharkskingoldtealkhakimerlotredevergreenwhitecobalt bluemint greenorange sorbet and navy.

Bluebird-the-shade walks a fine line between periwinkle and purple

People say the sight of a robin is the first sign of spring, but we’re more interested in bluebirds putting in an appearance because of their gorgeous hue. Like many of our feathered friends, the males have gorgeous and distinctive markings—and we think your wardrobe could stand to take a cue from their coloring.

Bluebird-the-shade walks a fine line between periwinkle and purple: It doesn’t have quite as much of a pink undertone and (like its avian namesake) can be pretty vibrant. Because of its brightness, it looks terrific across all skin tones—which means you have no excuse not to start adding it into ensembles pretty much immediately.

How to wear bluebird blue this season:


Because bluebird is a pretty saturated shade, we recommend incorporating it in through accessories at the office:

It’s a ‘pop’ kind of color.

Look for pocket square and tie that show off a punch of color or even a jacket with interesting details. If you’re feeling bold with your casual wear, buy a warm weather staple—like a pair of chinos (shorts too) or a lightweight cotton button up—in bluebird, and combine it with more subdued color. Sweet sneakers that
feature the shade (or shoelaces!) can skyrocket any weekend look to new stylish heights.

How To Pair

Ready to rock this hue at work? Invest in a luxe narrow knit tie in this shade. You can wear it with a grey or navy suit this spring: Top the look off with a pair of blue mirrored shades for extra oomph.

For a more casual vibe, throw on bright chinos with a classic army green field jacket, grey button down, and staple black boots. You can’t go wrong with incorporating bluebird into your socks and keeping the rest of your accessories simple.

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Pants: Ralph Lauren, $90 | Shirt: J.Crew, $80 | Jacket: Barbour, $429

Boots: Timberland, $180 | Socks: Etiquette, $24 | Belt: H&M, $18 | Watch: Timex, $46

Hair cream: American Crew, $18 | Sunglasses: Raen, $135 | Hat: Ebbet’s Field Flannels, $55

Another case for bold colored chinos.

When To Wear

Lucky for you, this shade of blue is an every-wear—as in, you can where it wherever you go so long as you’re sticking with appropriate dress code considerations.  If you want a sartorial challenge though, work it into semi-formal outfits. Just remember… a little bluebird goes a long way when dressed up.



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