Cool, calm, classic – Midnight Blue is our colour of the season and the perfect pop of colour to add to your wardrobe this Spring/Summer season. We asked LSC friend and celebrity stylist Michael Fisher to share his tips for incorporating this blue hue. And having styled the likes of Jonah Hill, Bryan Cranston, Dan Stevens and Adam Driver (often in LSC socks), he knows what he’s talking about.
What do you think makes Midnight Blue a great colour choice for the start of the sunny seasons?
Blue is the colour of optimism – despite the emotional reference! Elements in nature – like bodies of water, crashing waves, crisp bright skies – all convey a sense of cleansing, and a clear feeling of good things on the horizon. Wearing blue conveys a sense of serenity and calming effect when worn. It’s an ideal reset colour for spring and summer. Especially right now.
How would you style Midnight Blue socks for a nice spring/summer look?
A great spring combo is olive green with midnight blue. Keep it casual in a green nylon jacket and work pants, add a midnight blue tee and the socks with a clean, white trainer. Another favourite is piling on shades of blue. A chore jacket, and matching pants, washed navy tee with Midnight Blue socks, and black shoes. For a smarter look, try a tropical wool, mid-grey suit, white collared polo shirt, and Midnight Blue socks. Even better – show the socks off with a cool cropped trouser.
What other colours look great with this shade of blue?
Blue is a strong base colour that can really be worn with almost every other colour. As an accent colour, it pops against greys, browns and neutrals. As a tonal statement with indigo pieces, and navys. And for the ultimate edgy, statement try it against black or white.
The Simply Sartorials in that pure Midnight Blue are great against warm contrasting colours like orange, yellow, maroon and gold.
Are there any other style trends we can look forward to this S/S season that we can incorporate Midnight Blue into?
A few of the top trends for this year’s season are pastels, florals, nautical, workwear and Bermuda shorts. All will perfectly showcase these socks. It’s all about the positivity of the outdoors – petals, waves, and vacation!
Socks aside, how could someone work this shade into their look in other ways this season?
Blue tinted sunglasses or optical lenses are a great style trick to refresh your look. A bright blue workwear jacket or bomber always gets attention and looks bold without being too flashy. Other accessories like pocket squares, ties or light weight sweaters can really compliment any look (especially if you have blue eyes!) and can transition dressing occasions from a day/office look to an evening/date night.
Make sure you follow Michael Fisher on Instagram for a window into his work, his clients and his inimitable style know-how. Want to know more about the colour theory behind midnight blue? Click here to find out what this colour symbolises, how it can make you feel and what it means if it is your favourite shade.