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Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

The word “blue” has gotten a bad rap in modern times, particularly in American culture. Blue Christmas, the Monday blues, singing the blues, heck, blue balls…I could go on until I’m blue in the face! In reality, blue is the most uplifting color of all. Just look to the sky on a bright, sunny day. It’s an instant mood-enhancer, just like crystal-clear blue water.

So it comes as no surprise that in ancient times, it was the color that represented purity and truth. The Greeks have always believed the shade wards off “the evil eye,” the god Krishna has blue skin, and Cleopatra was known to paint her eyes with shadow made from ground blue lapis lazuli stones. For the New Year, I’m going to take a cue from the most famous queen of all time, and pick up Charlotte Tilbury’s Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise set, featuring Midnight Seduction eye shadow (especially perfect to compliment brown eyes) and Rock ‘n’ Kohl liner in Sapphire Sex (enough said).

While I love the color in all its incarnations, I’m currently obsessed with this particular shade of deep, sultry blue – not quite navy and not quite black. Jason Wu nailed it with his origami-structured python and leather clutch, and so did Tory Burch with her earthy, studded, and tasseled take. I’m also equally smitten with Marni’s chunky suede Mary Janes for busy days and Charlotte Olympia’s sultry, metallic-gold trimmed pumps for killer evenings. Here’s to having and keeping the blues!

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Jason Wu Charlotte Origami Python & Leather Evening Clutch Bag (at Neiman Marcus for $2,472, from $4,395)

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Chloé Georgia Mini Leather Crossbody Bag (at Neiman Marcus for $1,090)

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Nancy Gonzalez Crocodile Triple-Gusset Crossbody Bag (at Neiman Marcus for $2,350)

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Altuzarra Ghianda Knot Small Saddle Bag (at Barneys New York for $2,195)

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Fontana Milano 1915 Double Slip-Tab Messenger (at Barneys New York for $3,200)

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Fendi Baguette Micro Leather-Trimmed Shearling Shoulder Bag (on NET-A-PORTER for $1,450)

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Balenciaga Classic Traveller Suede Backpack (on MATCHESFASHION.com for $817, from $1,635)

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Pramma N9 Calfskin Handbag (on Farfetch for $4,975)

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Marc Jacobs ‘Mischief’ Tote (on Farfetch for $2,432)

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Tory Burch Embellished Shoulder Bag (on Farfetch for $910)

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Slip-On Sneakers (on My Theresa for $680)

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Roger Vivier Décolleté Privilege New Buckle Patent Leather Kitten-Heel Pumps (on My Theresa for $775)

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Miu Miu Suede Peep-Toe Pumps (on My Theresa for $483, from $690)

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Marc by Marc Jacobs Lou Calf Hair Ankle Boots (on My Theresa for $412, from $589)

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Nicholas Kirkwood Maeva Suede Pumps (on My Theresa for $354, from $591)

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Marni Suede Pumps (on My Theresa for $546, from $780)

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Chloé Lace-Up Wedge Sandals (on My Theresa for $775)

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Balenciaga Classic Strap Suede Platform Ballerinas (on My Theresa for $745)

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Aquazzura Sexy Thing Cutout Suede Sandals (on NET-A-PORTER for $565)

Top 10 Cures for the Blues

Charlotte Olympia Navy Suede Christine Heels (on SSENSE for $745)

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