This tailored Reiss dress is perfect for the office.
The final Friday in January signals that the January Blues are almost over and those doing ‘dry Jan’ can breathe a sigh of relief that their torment is nearly over.
But as we head into Spring, blue hues from navy to washed out denim to pastel pastel tones start to creep onto the high street.
The shedding of black and emergence of blue signals an end to the winter.
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite blue items from the high street, from clothing to homeware.
Layer a summer playsuit over a Spring jumper
Layers! As we hit these trans seasonal months, it is all about layering.
Try teaming a fluffy knit jumper under a cute playsuit to bring an item synonymous with summer into Spring.
Add a pair of textured, velvet ankle boots and side shoulder bag, with a touch of tan to break up the look.
Keep jewellery minimal, opting for a simple statement stone ring, like this oversized piece from Lola Rose. Keeping details simple means that this look is relaxed and chic.
Model wears: Jumper, £35, Miss Selfridge; Playsuit, £99, Hallhuber ; Bag, £179.95, Madeleine; Ring, £55, Bangle, £79, both Lola Rose; Boots, £255, Fairfax and Favor
Team a tailored trouser with a pretty blouse.
An ice blue is the perfect antidote to winter whites and the palest hue adds extra detail to this pretty blouse.
With organza ruffled sleeve, this Lost Ink button front shirt can be dressed up or down and would work really well tucked into an a-line skirt.
Looking for a more androgynous vibe? We love these waisted, relaxed fit, velvet trousers from Mango.
In a turquoise tone, they catch the light beautifully and allow us to continue with Christmas cheer for just a little longer. Paired with an on trend denim mule, this shoe silhouette remains a popular style for SS18.
Model wears: Blouse, £38, Lost Ink; Trousers, £59.99, Mango; Shoes, £129.95, Madeleine; Bangle, £110, Lola Rose
Layer a sleeveless tailored dress for work
A tailored dress is a great way to add navy to your wardrobe.
Often chicer and less harsh than black, blue for work is absolutely perfect.
This simple, sleeveless, asymmetric dress can work all season through, layered over a complimentary tee.
Want to add a little interest? Try these snake print mules. Again a strong trend led silhouette, these mules will work great with a slim leg blue jean too.
Model wears: Dress, £190, Reiss; Top, £25, Miss Selfridge; Necklace, £95, Ring, £105 both Lola Rose; Shoes, £150, Jigsaw
Try a faux leather co-ord this season
You’ve heard of double denim, now try leather on leather.
Fashion is still a slave to the co-ord and we love this washed denim hue two piece.
The classic summer biker, paired with a matchy-matchy mini can be accentuated with a pop of colour, either contrast or complimentary underneath.
Keep it casual with a great pair of Lacoste pumps.
Model wears: Jacket, £55, Skirt, £34, Oasis; Sweater, £269, Luisa Cerano; Necklace, £195, Lola Rose; Trainers, £90, Lacoste
Layer up in this Mango cocoon coat
Let’s not kid ourselves, January maybe almost over, but it is far from soaring temperatures outside.
This felted wool style overcoat, with cocoon sleeves is beautifully soft and very chic.
We have continued the workwear, androgynous vibe, with some tailored, paper bag waist trousers from Lost Ink and a simple top from Reiss.
Add some brogues to really accentuate the city slicker vibe.
Model wears: Top, £120, Reiss; Coat, £79.99, Mango; Trousers, £40, Lost Ink; Shoes, £149.95, Madeleine; Necklace, £70, Ring, £105, both Lola Rose
Peacocks have a great array of pastel tailoring this season
Pastels are set to be huge for SS18 and Peacocks have absolutely nailed the trend with a series of pastel trouser suits.
Available in a host of ice cream hues, we have opted for the pale pastel blue suit, worn over a navy jumper.
Playing with tones is key to nailing a solid colour look to keep interest and help define your silhouette.
Make a stylish, budget friendly suit look super expensive by adding higher end high street accessories, like these stunning, blue satin heels and LK Bennett clutch.
Model wears: Jacket, £25, Trousers, £16, both Peacocks; Jumper, £39.95, United Colours of Benetton; Watch, £95, Orla Kiely; Bag, £195, LK Benett; Necklace, £130, Lola Rose; Shoes, £135, Reiss
Try romantic ruffles from Sister Jane
Thinking of warmer climes? Then keep it romantic in ruffles.
Another key trend for SS18, this beautiful gun mental toned blue dress, with a high low hem can easily be layered over a polo neck and tights to wear now, or try this boho inspired Sister Jane dress with some stunning, navy suede boots from Fairfax & Favor.
While we might be looking to banish January blues, the best way is to embrace the Spring, is with one of the season’s favourite colours. So look cool in indigo hues.
Model wears: Dress, £79, Sister Jane; Bag, £195, LK Benett; Earrings, £50, Lola Rose; Boots, £325, Fairfax and Favor
Stylist: Rivkie Baum
Photographer: Roberto Aguilar
Hair and Make Up: Jenny Morrell using YSL and GHD
Stylist Assistant: Katy Gale
Model: Francesca at Nevs
Carpet, £17.99 per square metre, SCS; Seaspray Paint, from £35, Laura Ashley; Chair, £249, Very; Cushion, £7, George; Picture Frame, £8, Tesco; Patterned bowls, £10 each, Tesco;
Vases (two), £26 each, Debenhams; Cabinet, £195, Ikea
Stockists: (m) denotes mail order available
Debenhams – 0844 561 6161, debenhams.com (m)
Fairfax & Favor – fairfaxandfavor.com (m)
George at Asda – 0800 952 3003, direct.asda.com (m)
Hallhuber – hallhuber.com (m)
Ikea – 020 3645 0000 ikea.com
Jigsaw – 020 8392 5603, jigsaw-online.com (m)
Lacoste – 0196 231 2803, lacoste.com (m)
Laura Ashley – 03332 008 009, lauraashley.com (m)
L.K.Bennett – 020 7033 8333, lkbennett.com (m)
Lola Rose – 020 7372 0777, lolarose.co.uk (m)
Lost Ink – lost-ink.co.uk (m)
Luisa Cerano – luisacerano.com (m)
Madeleine – 0333 400 0400, madeleine.co.uk (m)
Mango – 0800 026 0028, mango.com (m)
Miss Selfridge – 0344 984 0263, missselfridge.com (m)
Oasis – oasis-stores.com (m)
Orla Kiely – orlakiely.com (m)
Peacocks – 02920 270 944, peacocks.co.uk (m)
Reiss – 0845 604 7457, reiss.com (m)
SCS – 0800 731 0048 scs.co.uk
Sister Jane – 020 7148 0791, sisterjane.com (m)
Ted Baker – 0345 450 2484, tedbaker.com (m)
Tesco – 0800 323 4070, tesco.com (m)
United Colours of Benetton – 020 7647 4200, benetton.com (m)
Very – 0344 822 2321, very.co.uk (m)