I think I’m the only person on the face of the planet who has a genuine distaste for blue. I didn’t realize that that was the case until I recently cleaned out my closet in an attempt to rid myself of things that I never wear, and I found myself left with a pile of blue clothing. Navy blue is one thing, but the blue I dislike tend to be any shade of medium or light blue, and baby blue in particular, which likely has something to do with my skin tone.

I’m not entirely opposed to the color, of course, but it has to be a really particular shade for me to want to incorporate it into my wardrobe. Luckily (or perhaps unluckily, depending on how you look at it) for me, this Balenciaga Giant Brief is exactly that color. I was dubious until I saw someone toting a City of the same color at Neiman Marcus recently, and laying eyes on it in person removed any shred of doubt that I have left. That Balenciaga can make me like a medium shade of blue is really a testament to their mastery of brights.

This particular Balenciaga shape may be too big for some people, but when you take out the stuffing and allow it to slouch, I think it’s pretty great. The proportion works particularly well with the giant silver hardware, which is my favorite of the brand’s four major options. I don’t wear much (or any) denim, and this shade (which is much richer in real life than in the photo) would probably contrast nicely with my normally black-heavy outfits. Perhaps I should reconsider blue’s role in my life and wardrobe. If only every blue were a Balenciaga blue…Buy through BlueFly for $1276.

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