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Midlife Style: Cobalt for Fall 2014

Autumn fashion doesn’t have to mean muted color. Pop fall up a notch with bright shades of cobalt blue, one of the Pantone colors for fall 2014. Whether it’s a new pair of shoes like these Kate Spade penny loafers or just a new nail polish, this season’s coolest blue will keep you effortlessly chic and on trend.

Avoid a head-to-toe monochromatic look with cobalt, or you might look like the TARDIS on Doctor Who. Pair it with neutrals like black or gray to make a little bit of cobalt go a long way.

Though fashionable, key wardrobe pieces could be kept in rotation for years, so think quality, like a cashmere sweater or beautiful suede flats. Cobalt for fall 2014 can last far past the end of cool weather, and bring some brightness to your wardrobe over and over.

As style columnist Pam Lutrell says, dress with flair by choosing quality pieces that last and layering in accessories to change up your key wardrobe pieces.
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Clockwise from top left:

butter LONDON nail lacquer in Blagger

Everyday Accolades Dress in Cobalt from ModCloth

Diane von Furstenberg cashmere long-sleeve pullover sweater in Cosmic Cobalt

Helene Berman Women’s Textured Trench Coat

Express Tiny Textured Bowler Bag

BP. ‘Moveover’ Pointy Toe Suede Flat

Kate Spade New York “Phoenix” penny loafer

Sebby Hooded Fleece Peacoat from Kohl’s. Get an extra 15% off at checkout with Kohl’s card.

For more fashion advice for dressing in your 40s, 50s, or 60s, read Midlife Boulevard’s style columnist Pam Lutrell every Tuesday.

Anne Parris

Anne Parris is a managing partner Midlife Boulevard. Her personal blog, Not A Supermom, is your typical mommy blog that her kids say used to be funnier. Anne has a business degree and a dusty résumé from a top accounting firm and a Fortune 500 company, which she reminds herself of every time she is washing underpants. She lives with her family in Virginia and blogs mostly to support her coffee habit.

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Rena McDaniel

Tuesday 30th of September 2014

This makes me so happy! It's my favorite color!

Judy Freedman

Tuesday 30th of September 2014

Love cobalt. Such a rich and vibrant color for fall. Like the styles you featured too. Will have to check out the websites!

Anne Parris

Tuesday 30th of September 2014

Thanks, Judy! This is one of my favorite colors, so I'm glad it's easy to find a lot of items available right now.

Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered)

Tuesday 30th of September 2014

This blue is beautiful. I like the bag and the dress, but realistically I can probably afford the nail polish - no?

Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered)

Tuesday 30th of September 2014

Oh! I can actually afford some things. Like that DRESS!

Linda Kinsman

Tuesday 30th of September 2014

I am beyond happy to see that you have Kohl's listed as the place to get that pea coat. Love it and Kohl's!

Anne Parris

Tuesday 30th of September 2014

Kohl's is a great place to shop!

Robyn Wright

Tuesday 30th of September 2014

Ohhh I love cobalt blue!

Anne Parris

Tuesday 30th of September 2014

I think cobalt would look amazing with your blue eyes, Robin.

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