Color I Love: Cool Blues

Deep in the middle of summer, I can’t help but look ahead to fall and the new collections waiting for us. If you’re as antsy as the rest of us, here are some autumn-ready pieces that you can wear now…and later. Cool blues work perfectly as transition pieces, and navy is the best blue to take you into the next season. Try out these now and later shades, chic and oh-so-cool:

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Colorblock Edge Sunglasses ($130)
A summer essential, yes, but sunglasses have really become a year-round necessity. These cool blue frames from Marc Jacobs are trend for the beach and the first day back at work. Plastic sunglasses with contrast stripes, gradient lenses, and logo lettering at temples.

2. MiH Bow Tie Shirt ($210)
On vacation, pair this pretty printed blouse with crisp white shorts or crops. Back at work or school, try it tucked into flares and layered under a tailored blazer. This floral cotton shirt features a fold-over collar, attached tie at neck and ruching at shoulders and back.

3. Helmut Lang Denim Silky Wash Jacket ($335)
Pull it on for over-air conditioned spaces now, layer it on when the outside temps dip. This moto-inspired jacket is composed of lightweight denim and features a subtle sateen finish.

4. Tre Anita Ring in Blue and Beautiful ($85)
Bring a little of the blue, blue sea wherever you go. Remember summer days by the beach long into the chilly days of fall with this deep blue glass ring. The perfect color pop for any outfit.

5 Thakoon Addition Gathered Waist Dress ($670)
So pretty! Printed silk is cut into a soft silhouette and features a mandarin collar, gathered waistband and ruched neckline. Pair with wedges now, and layer up with boots and a sweater jacket later.

6. Rebecca Minkoff 3 Zip Rocker Bag ($195)
Rock this bag all year long! Colored leather is all the rage, so try out the trend with this Rebecca Minkoff. Washed-leather cross-body bag with outer zip pockets, leather tassel pulls at zips and logo plate at back. Detachable shoulder strap.

7. Tory Burch Tatum Wedge Sandals ($295)
Tory does it right with these wedges, and you’ll be wearing them long into the autumn. A classic with plenty of modern finishes: buckled straps, studded sidewalls, wooden platforms and wedge heels.