If there was one color that rose to the top, it was blue with watery shades being bigger than ever this season. Rachel Zoe offered a chic T-shirt dress in pale aqua, while Custo paired a pale blue top with bright summery pastel shorts. Nanette Lepore’s acquamarine bias cut silk dress made us swoon. Consumers are looking for a safe, thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium. “Placid blue or ice blue like a picture perfect tranquil and reassuring sky, induces a state of peaceful calmness,” states Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. Blue looks crisp when paired with white or other pastels, BCBG, Lela Rose and DKNY hit all the right notes. A powder blue skirt at Jenny Packham looks divine paired with yellow. While Tracy Reese’ short black skirt paired with an embellished jacket takes you from the office or a night out on the town.