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How to add some colour to your wardrobe - the Pantone colour of 2019

Pantone have declared "Living Coral" to be the colour of the year for 2019. So if one of your New Year's Resolutions was to add more colour to your wardrobe, then here are some suggestions in the colour of the year!

I find coral is pretty flattering on lots of different skin tones, but if you're not sure, then here are some tips:

If your skin tone if pale and more blue toned and you don't tan very easily then go for a more pink toned coral. If you have darker hair so there's a bit contrast between your skin and hair, look for a brighter one but if you have mousey hair and little contrast, look for one that's more washed in.

If you have more of an olive tone to your skin or freckles and a red tinge to your hair, then a more orange toned coral will be better for you. Darker hair will look good in deep salmon tones and strawberry blond hair will be better in lighter shades.

John Elliott t shirt Living Coral - Pantone colour of the year 2019

An easy way to try out a new colour is with a t-shirt. Wear it under a chunky navy half zip sweater for casual weekend wear or a fine knit navy cardigan and indigo jeans for a bit of a smarter look.

"Replica" cotton jersey t-shirt - John Elliott at Mr Porter  -  £75 down to £37.50

Kenzo check shirt - personal styling for men


If you're not sure about wearing one block of solid colour, then dilute it with pattern. This check shirt from Kenzo will look great with casual chinos and a white t-shirt under for extra warmth if needed.

Button down casual check shirt - Kenzo at Psyche - £134.99 down to £67.49

Maison Margiela sweater - how to add colour to your wardrobe

One of Margiela's signature styling details is elbow patches on sweaters - this one has see through plastic ones. This is a sweatshirt with a difference! Keep everything else you wear understated, so it can take centre stage.

Elbow patch sweater - Maison Margiela at Farfetch - £320 down to £224

APL Athletic Propulsion Labs sneakers - styling tips for men

Not sure about wearing this colour next to your face? Then wear it on your feet! These bright trainers will surely inspire you to keep your New Year's running resolution?!

Tech Loom Breeze running sneakers - APL Athletic Propulsion Labs at Mr Porter - £180 down to £90

Polo Ralph Lauren jacket - mens styling tips

This jacket is a quite summery for now, but what's wrong with buying ahead when it has 50% off! If you're planning a getaway to some warmer climes soon, then snap it up to spice up your hols. Style with a patterned shirt if you're feeling brave or with a grey t-shirt and navy shorts for a more subtle outfit.

Cotton twill jacket - Polo Ralph Lauren at Mr Porter - £155 down to £77.50

Don't know what colours suit you and would like some help to add some colour to your wardrobe? Book in for a Personal Colour & Style Consultation now.

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