Although it's a perennial wardrobe colour, blue feels
particularly relevant for spring, when the air is fragrant and the
sky seems more vibrant than usual. Whether you're planning a
holiday or simply need a work wardrobe update, these pieces will
ensure you do so in true, blue style.
Tom Chamberlin, Editor
My twin brother was the blue twin, and I was the red one, so a
general shift towards his appointed colour palette initially felt
like treading on his turf, pissing on his lamppost etc. But over
the years, the level at which I cared about this has abated the
more I have seen how well it works as a colour. It is the trusty
old friend of a colour. So much so for me that my tailor told me how boring I
was for only wearing navy. It sunk in only to a
certain extent, as when the online team suggested that blue was the
theme for this week, I knew where I’d go with it immediately. These
three are specifically a nod to the sunshine deciding to show his
face to us in London recently, reminding us that spring has sprung
and that a summer wardrobe is required.
Charlie Thomas, Deputy
It’s an overused cliché that blue is the most versatile colour
available in one’s wardrobe, but it’s true. Despite Elvis’ best
efforts, blue is not often utilised in the shoe department, so why
not buck convention and go for a deep midnight blue loafer for the
warmer months to come? This pair is unlined and made from a
beautifully soft grained leather, making them extremely
comfortable. They are surprisingly easy to wear and will combine
well with navy chinos and a white, long-sleeved polo shirt.
Jessica Beresford, Managing Editor,
You could call it boring, but blue – in its varied shades – is a
universally complementary colour. Who doesn't suit navy? Or a soft
eggshell? Unlike other hues, no one would bat an eyelid if you were
to assemble an entire blue outfit, too – like this Ring Jacket
two-piece navy suit with Luca Avitabile's jersey polo shirt. Offset
it with a patterned pocket square and some smart black loafers.
Browne, Online Editorial Associate
Now that spring’s here, it’s time to pull out those functional,
lightweight and incremental-weather-defying pieces from your
wardrobe. Safari shirts are the perfect replacement and are good to
go from spring to early autumn. Marol’s expression is simply
incredible, which is what you’d expect from the Bologna-based
artisan, as it’s constructed entirely by hand with neat box pleats,
a one-piece collar and in a cool linen-cotton blend. I’d keep the
look casual and opt for a simple white T-shirt beneath, either from
Naked Clothing or Falke, and also keep the blue tone going with a
pair of high-waisted linen trousers from Anderson & Sheppard.
Well-made, simple but effective clothing. You really can never go
wrong with a navy ensemble, too.