To the minimalists, the classicists and anyone else who finds themselves turning to black too often – this is your friendly reminder that colour is nothing to fear. Swapping out a few old favourites for some new (slightly more colourful) friends is a surprisingly simple way to give your wardrobe an instant refresh.
The Checked Coat
It might be the last thing you throw on before you walk out of the door, but a coat should never be an afterthought. Classic checks continued to reign supreme on the spring/summer runways, and the shots of red and blue in Vivienne Westwood’s design make it a coat to remember.
If your off-duty wardrobe is crying out for some colour, swap your go-to sweatshirt for one that’s logo celebrates it.
The Chelsea Boots
Prefer your colour on the subtler side? The deep green panels of Alexander McQueen’s Chelsea boots daren’t overpower the classic style.
The Denim Jacket
While every wardrobe needs a denim jacket, don’t be afraid to branch out with a statement alternative. Bold prints feel surprisingly wearable when tamed by the staple’s simple silhouette; note Givenchy’s snakeskin take on it.
The Woollen Scarf
The scarf swap takes the crown for being the easiest way to introduce colour into your everyday look. Dump grey for something more striking.
The Leather Belt
One for the indecisive type: thanks to Paul Smith’s reversible belt you can either make a striped statement or play it safe with classic black.
Before your footwear collection gains yet another pair of box-white sneakers, consider just a dash of colour. Givenchy’s tap into the logomania trend in a way that feels particularly fresh.
'Workwear' and 'colour' are no longer mutually exclusive; if a briefcase is part of your daily uniform, don’t be afraid to opt for a colourful upgrade.
What better way to brighten up your knitwear collection than with Gucci’s signature red and green stripes? They’ve got fashion’s seal of approval.