The fashion world can be divided between those who love colour, and those who don't. Those who clash with flare, and those who prefer to blend their tones to pared-back perfection. Whichever sartorial camp you belong to, there's one colour that tends to cross over between the two: blue. Whether you wear it in the form of a bright cobalt dress or simply in the guise of vintage-wash denim, it's a hue that's found in just about every wardrobe. At least, it's about to be.
Colour experts at Pantone announce their Colour of the Year on an annual basis, a few weeks before the new year begins, and the colour they've proclaimed will dominate 2020 is Classic Blue. Described as a '“timeless and enduring hue, elegant in its simplicity”, it's little wonder its already proving to be a firm favourite amongst the fashion set. In fact, before the announcement was even made, blue was largely evident on the spring/summer 2020 runways, where designers debuted their collections for the new season in September 2019.
Everyone from Boss to Balmain showcased blue in one form or another, with The Row's take on mixing light and Breton tones making for one of the most expensive-looking ways to wear it. As well as the designer pieces on offer, the high-street also has an abundance of classic blue clobber to be had at generally more appeasing price tags. Keep scrolling to see the impact classic blue made on the catwalk, then proceed to shop our favourite pieces from the classic blue colour trend below.
SHOP THE CLASSIC BLUE COLOUR TREND:
Adriana Degreas Majorelle Belted Cotton-Taffeta Dress (£700)
Buy this dress now and save it for spring.
Arket Alpaca Beret (£25)
Dip your toe into the trend with a classic blue accessory.
Zara Knit Midi Dress (£50)
The puff sleeves ensure you'll tick off two trends in one when wearing this dress.
Chloé Belted Stitch-Twill Coat (£2175)
The powdery undertone of this coat means it'll go with just about everything you can throw at it.
Arket Ribbed Wool Jumper (£89)
This vivid hue will look great paired with cream and grey separates.
Roksanda Box Medium Leather Shoulder Bag (£1295)
We think this bag is going to be one of 2020's most in-demand pieces of designer arm candy.
Balenciaga Pleated Skirt (£1075)
The pleated skirt continues to be a wardrobe must-have in 2020.
H&M Satin Dress (£25)
This dress looks way more expensive than its price-tag suggests.
Gucci Wool Cardigan (£850)
As if we weren't already obsessed enough with cardigans.
Hush Cord Boilersuit (£88)
Layer this boiler suit over a thin roll-neck top for the perfect transeasonal attire.
Maison Margiela Cropped Twill Trousers (£445)
Work or play, these kick-flare trousers will make you feel chic 24/7.
Malone Souliers Maureen Blue Woven Heeled Shoes (£575)
Malone Soulier's mules are a cult fashion classic. In this blue hue, we've never wanted them more.
Topshop Blue Taffeta Midi Dress (£49)
Of course Topshop's sell-out taffeta dress now comes in classic blue.
Wandler Georgia Embellished Velvet Bag (£610)
This Wandler bag is near perfection.
Zara Double-Breasted Blazer (£60)
Throw this on with your favourite pair of straight-leg jeans and trainers.
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