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.
The colour experts at Pantone announce its Colour of the Year on an annual basis, 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. And, during the last few weeks across fashion month, the colour has proven a hit with showgoers, too.
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 appealing price tags. So keep scrolling to see the impact classic blue is making on the catwalk and the street style scene this spring, and then proceed to shop our favourite pieces from the classic blue colour trend below.
SHOP THE CLASSIC BLUE COLOUR TREND
Helmut Lang Blue Asymmetric Knit (£275)
Unusual necklines are key for spring.
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.
Filles à Papa Blue Belted Blazer (£615)
Naturally, we've also got our eye on the matching trousers.
H&M Leather Mules (£60)
These look so much more expensive than they actually are.
Batsheva Navy Ruffle-Trimmed Velvet Dress (£525)
Velvet textures make this colour trend look all the more expensive.
Arket Merino Boxy Jacket (£125)
Arket's cult jacket now comes in classic blue.
Villao Blue Slip Dress (£325)
This makes for a strong wedding guest dress option.
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.
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.
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.
Three Graces Elisa Blue Pleated Skirt (£565)
Keep things minimal and wear this midi skirt with a white vest top.
Iris & Ink Royal Blue Alith Cashmere Sweater (£125)
Wear this with a striped shirt and tan leather for preppy appeal.
Maison Margiela Cropped Twill Trousers (£445)
Work or play, these kick-flare trousers will make you feel chic 24/7.
Mango Buttoned Jumpsuit (£60)
Simply switch your boots for sandals to make this jumpsuit a year-round staple.
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.
Stine Goya Jasmine Mini Dress (£210)
Wear this dress with sheer black tights and track-sole boots for a look that's so 2020.
Wandler Georgia Embellished Velvet Bag (£610)
This Wandler bag is near perfection.
This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.
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