Several pages into a fashion magazine a trend started to develop … blue nail polish, blue belts and shoes, blue couch and yes, even blue eyeshadow … and then, there it was on page 64 of Cosmopolitan: “Blue is the new black.” The fashion slick recommends that we treat blue like a neutral, replacing black, white and tan.  Find the newest and bluest for your Northern Michigan home and cottage or closet with the following gallery, which features items from the finest of Northern Michigan shopping destinations in Traverse City, Charlevoix, Suttons Bay, Harbor Springs and more Northern Michigan towns.

Here in Northern Michigan, where our style-inspiring landscapes are anchored by cornflower blue bays and cyan skies, we are familiar friends of blue in our homes, wardrobes and boutiques. Northern Michigan shops have all the blues, from robin’s egg to navy and indigo, in nautical to Wedgewood styles. Here’s a sample of the high-fashion finds you’ll discover shopping Up North this season.

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