Uplifting Summer Blues

Uplifting Summer Blues

'The blues'. What do those two words make you think of? Monday mornings? Soulfully sad songs about unrequited love and hardships? Or cornflower summer skies, Mediterranean lagoons, Orthodox Greek church domes? At Favourbrook, our colour palette is always positive and uplifting, especially when it comes to the blues! Blue is such a diverse tone, and in the summer it takes on a fresh and graceful appeal, from the pale watercolour tones to the much punchier cornflower and royal blue hues.

 It's true that different tones have different emotional connotations, but when it comes to clothing, we think blue hues can be altogether uplifting rather than morose. There is something intrinsically pure about many of the lighter tones as art history has proven, with the Virgin Mary more often than not depicted wearing azure cloth. At the other end of the palette, navy can be wonderfully deep, elegant and smart, leaning on a long history of military tradition. 

 

Savoy Coat Ivory Blue Safy linen

Savoy Coat Ivory
Blue Safy linen

Florence Dress Ivory Blue Safy Linen

Florence Dress Ivory
Blue Safy Linen

At Favourbrook, we have a rich and diverse summer collection of blue coats and dresses that really help to accentuate our seasonal silhouettes. One of our favourites is delightfully botanical cornflower blue Savoy coat in Safy linen, pictured below. This elegant fit-and-flare long-line coat offers a playful versatility to your wardrobe. With a beautiful Italian print on fresh linen, details include return cuffs, self-fabric buttons, and full Favourbrook lining. The coat can be worn as a dress, but we loved the fabric so much that we used it to create our elegant Florence dress, which is ideal for sophisticated summer events.

If you want to make a splash with a more vibrant tone of blue then you need look no further than our stunning Westminster coat which boasts bold accents of rich azure blue that ascend from the hem of the coat up towards the bodice. This flattering, slim-line coat in soft smooth linen features a grown-on collar creating a sleek neckline. Contrast silk piping and detailed hem, alongside fabric-covered button detailing make it an outstanding summer style.

Westminster Coat Ivory Azure Lavinia Linen

Westminster Coat Ivory
Azure Lavinia Linen

Josephine Dress Aqua Plain Silk Douppion

Josephine Dress Aqua
Plain Silk Douppion

For a more muted approach to this versatile colour, our Carnaby coat in Marcia silk satin combines just the slightest hint of an inky pale blue with grey to create an understated backdrop for a vibrant green and white volley of flowers with blue accents. Cut in a beautiful silk satin cloth, this striking coat features contrast piping on the cuffs, collar, and down the centre front, and also features fabric-covered buttons. The unique design and intricate pattern make it perfect for semi-formal occasions.

Carnaby Coat Grey green Marcia Silk Satin

Carnaby Coat Grey green Marcia Silk Satin

Carnaby Coat Grey Green
Marcia Silk Satin

Serena Longer Circle Dress Aqua Green Plain Silk Georgette

Serena Longer Circle Dress
Aqua Green Plain Silk Georgette

Blue also plays a significant part in our seasonal dresses, with navy being especially bold for Autumn. We've naturally chosen only the finest fabrics to create our dress collection, including some stunning silks, most notably silk Shantung and silk Georgette. Shantung, which we wrote about here, is the gold standard of silk, featuring a unique slubby texture that gives it a much more interesting finish than typical smooth silk. Georgette, on the other hand, is more similar to chiffon in texture, with a crisp lightweight handle and a playful bounce to it.

Serena Circle Long Dress Pale blue Sandwashed Crepe Silk Satin

Serena Circle Long Dress Pale Blue Sandwashed Crepe Silk Satin

Serena Circle Long Dress
Pale Blue Crepe Silk Satin

Grace Circle Dress Yellow Cobalt Veronica Silk Satin

Grace Circle Dress Yellow
Cobalt Veronica Silk Satin

Poppy Dress Cobalt Azure Fatima Silk Satin

Poppy Dress Cobalt Azure
Fatima Silk Satin

Whichever type of occasion you have planned, Favourbrook will always be able to offer you that something special that you won't find anywhere else. Our flagship store on London's Pall Mall is open for business, so if you would like to try on anything from this collection, do pop down and see Theresa and Sophie. Appointments aren't necessary, but we're happy to accommodate you in any way we can.

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