I absolutely adore blue and wear it despite any trends or season changes, so no wonder it made it to my Christmas gift guide 2013 as one of the perfect colours.
According to Pantone, it is the classic, deep and meditative shade called Myconos Blue that we should concentrate our attention on this season mixing it with black, white or both for extra intensity and depth and later, as the spring 2014 comes, turn to cobalt-like Dazzling Blue that beautifully fades into a softer dreamy hue of morning sky (the official name for the latter is placid blue, in case you were curious).
It took me quite a bit of time and editing to put this list together and then - a good dose of willpower to stop myself from buying everything on it. I hope you love the result as much as I do. If something has your name written all over it – use one of the discount codes and sale offers I’ve included below and treat yourself.
Shop: 1. Cashmere blend cable knit sweater, Uniqlo (£29.90*), 2. Royal blue fedora hat, Mademoiselle Slassi (£235), 3. Ocean blue coral cuff bracelet, Ashiana (£40 + matching ring, £22**), 4. Gold-plated stone and crystal brooch, Kenneth Jay Lane (£52), 5. Sweetie ring, Jigsaw (£45), 6. Softly pleated dress, Jil Sander (£572), 7. La Pluie EDP, Miller Harris (£65), 8. Blu Mediterraneo Fico Di Amalfi, Aqua di Parma (£52), 9. Blue pure wool tartan check throw, Dreamwool blanket Co. (£49.95***), 10. Cobalt/black bar top clutch, Dorothy Perkins (£5.95****), 11. Snowflake gold-tone key fob, Anya Hindmarch (£65), 12. Turquoise candle, Thomas Fuchs Creative (£39), 13. Crystal Butterfly, Baccarat (£68*****), 14. Grown-up glamour, Caroline Cox, Amazon (£10), 15. Riviera dream earrings, Accessorize (£12), 16. Blue velvet Amelie boots, Bionda Castana (£495), 17. Sequin shoulder bag, Mango (£29.99)* sign-up for a newsletter and receive £5 off your first order
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Hematite-plated Swarovski crystal bracelet by Elizabeth Cole – doesn’t it look like a bunch of snow flakes?!
Photo source: Nadja Bender wearing Elie Saab Couture in Numero France September 2013 (photography: Karl Lagerfeld, styling: Vanessa Metz)