Hey, beautiful loves: today we’re talking about modern something blue ideas to fulfill the old adage something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue (and a sixpence for your shoe). According to tradition, if the bride has something old (like her mother’s veil), something new (like her dress), something borrowed (like her mother’s gorgeous circa 1970’s clutch purse), and something blue (like any of these modern finds), it is considered good luck for a happy marriage.
If you have a sixpence in your shoe (the final part of the equation), history dictates you will win the lottery! Okay, maybe not, but apparently you get even more good luck if you have a sixpence, so you might as well throw it in. (Get one here, it’s really cheap!)
I’m sure we’ll help you with the something old, something new, and something borrowed in a bit, but today we have our sights set on something blue — specifically, modern something blue ideas.
Some of the classic something blue finds have been done dozens of times, so we sought out something new. Something fresh. Something fun and fashionable! And here they are! We’ve compiled this comprehensive list of eighteen modern ideas for something blue to prove this something blue adage is definitely not old-fashioned. This trend is here to stay!
Which of these modern ideas for something blue is your favorite?
Modern Ideas for Something Blue
When I started searching for modern something blue ideas, I couldn’t believe how many there were! From temporary tattoos, sandals with blue soles, a stunning clutch, and even shoe decals, there’s definitely a little something here for everyone. I can’t get over the gorgeous LAGOS jewelry pieces we’ve found. You’ll love it, too. Enjoy!
1. This Caviar beaded bracelet in turquoise
Pretty much ALL of these beaded bracelets from LAGOS are pure perfection.
This particular bracelet is my favorite as a modern something blue pick for the bride:
2. This handmade brooch bouquet with aqua accents
You can carry it down the aisle and keep it forever! By The Ritzy Rose.
via the ritzy rose
3. This Something Blue perfume
Spritz it on before the ceremony and we say it totally counts as something blue. You’ll love to have a fragrance to remind you of your wedding day and this one smells heavenly. By Oscar de la Renta.
4. This “I Do” temporary tattoo
Sweet. Simple. By YourHappilyEverAfter.
If you want something big and bold, this Delft blue style tattoo is trending right now by Tattoorary:
5. This fab white bridal clutch with cobalt blue flower
Perfection. By eclu.
6. The MAYA drop pendant necklace in turquoise
Another LAGOS crush! This drop pendant is gorgeous in person. From here.
Here’s a close-up of the gemstone:
7. This feathery and modern something blue garter
The only garter that made our modern something blue list because it’s so incredible stylish. It’s not like the dozens of something blue garters you’ve seen done before! By Tessa Kim.
garter by tessa kim, photo by candice benjamin
8. This monogrammed bridal handkerchief in blue thread
A modern twist on a classic bridal item: the handkerchief! Wrap this around your bouquet as a stylish bouquet wrap that has your brand new monogram on it. A great gift for the bride! By Southern TradeMark.
9. This cute undergarment
Ooh la la! No one has to see it for it to totally count as something blue. ;) By Bon Bon Eva.
10. These MAYA stud earrings
The list would not be complete without these beauties. What a stunning pair of earrings! By LAGOS.
11. This Happily Ever After watch
I want. I need! By Kate Spade.
via kate spade
12. These amazing heels.
I adore these. I spotted them at Badgley Mischka. Heart eyes for days.
Check out the back! If this doesn’t scream modern something blue, then I don’t know what does.
13. These something blue shoe decals
via unik occasions
14. This modern something blue hair comb
Another fab find from Tessa Kim.
by tessa kim, photo by deyla huss
15. This MAYA statement ring
16. This crinoline layer for under your dress
It adds an unexpected pop of blue! By LocaLovesPirate.
17. These stylish bridal flip flops in blue
They even write ‘Happily’ in the sand when you walk. :) By Kate Spade.
by kate spade
Here’s the bottom of the sandals:
by kate spade
18. These something blue shoe clips
Add a little something blue to your shoes with these rhinestone shoe clips. They’re so beautiful! By LuLu Splendor.
Ah, I love them all! To find out more about any of the products shown, click on its image above or the link under the photo.
I wish I knew of these modern something blue ideas while planning my own wedding!
P.S. Want something super easy? Use this as something blue. Voilà!
Which of these modern something blue ideas is your favorite?