The tradition of wearing "something blue" on your wedding day comes from an Old English rhyme: "Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and a Sixpence in your Shoe." Wearing a blue piece—an earring, a ribbon, a ring, etc.—is said to bring the bride good fortune. To help bring you all the luck you need on your big day, we've found some modern "something blue" pieces to incorporate into your ceremony or your outfits on your wedding day. Whether it's a blue robe for pampering or a blue ring box, these chic picks just work.
A Ring Holder
You don't actually have to wear your "something blue" down the aisle. Consider switching things up by storing your wedding bands in this sophisticated blue velvet jewelry box. It also makes a pretty accessory for your nightstand.
A Pair of Earrings
The easiest way to incorporate something blue into your wedding day look is to wear a pair of ocean-colored earrings. This pearl and topaz piece can rise to any occasion, whether you've opted for a princess dress or subdued suit separates.
A Silk Robe
A silky robe with plume feathered sleeves will make you feel extra special as you're getting ready with your bridesmaids on your wedding day. There's no doubt that this look pairs perfectly with a celebratory glass of champagne.
A Pajama Set
Feathery silk robe not quite you? Wake up on your big day in a more casual, sweet set of pajamas embossed with blue florals. You can also gift a set to your bridesmaids, so you girls can gather for that cute getting-ready photo opp.
A Delicate Bracelet
Wear your heart on your sleeve—literally—with this blue-and-gold charm bracelet. Let the tears and emotions flow; your bridesmaids will be standing next to you ready with tissues.
A Ultra-Feminine Bow
You have your something blue, and now your flower girls will too. This adorable blue bow hair pin easily clips in to pull back loose waves or adorn straight-as-a-pin hair in a half-up style.
A Memory Keeper
Jot down your wedding vows in this something-blue Smythson notebook, or use it to reflect on your celebrations while you're on your honeymoon.
A Pair of Heels
Here's a kitten-heeled shoe that can take you down the aisle, through multiple photo opps, and straight to the dance floor at your reception. The fishnet and slingback strap emblazoned with the fashion house's logo adds a luxe touch to any outfit.
A Bottle of Perfume
Get creative with the something blue by spritzing yourself with this "Wild Bluebell" scent from Jo Malone London. You'll smell notes of persimmon, lemon, and fresh bluebells.
A Trusty Handbag
This handbag is your hold-all accessory for the rehearsal dinner and day-after wedding brunch. Pair it with work outfits long after the big day is over.
This story appears in the February 2020 issue of Marie Claire.
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Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.
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