This One Colour Is Going to Take Over Your Wardrobe This Spring

The fashion world can be divided between those who love colour and those who don't. Those who clash with flare, and those who prefer to blend their tones to pared-back perfection. Whichever sartorial camp you belong to, there's one colour that tends to cross over between the two: blue. Whether you wear it in the form of a bright cobalt dress or simply in the guise of vintage-wash denim, it's a hue that's found in just about every wardrobe. At least, it's about to be. 

The colour experts at Pantone announce its Colour of the Year on an annual basis, and the colour they've proclaimed will dominate 2020 is Classic Blue. Described as a '"timeless and enduring hue, elegant in its simplicity," it's little wonder its already proving to be a firm favourite amongst the fashion set. In fact, before the announcement was even made, blue was largely evident on the spring/summer 2020 runways, where designers debuted their collections for the new season in September 2019. 

Everyone from Boss to Balmain showcased blue in one form or another, with The Row's take on mixing light and Breton tones making for one of the most expensive-looking ways to wear it. And, during the last few weeks across fashion month, the colour has proven a hit with showgoers, too. 

As well as the designer pieces on offer, the high street also has an abundance of classic blue clobber to be had at generally more appealing price tags. So keep scrolling to see the impact classic blue is making on the catwalk and the street style scene this spring, and then proceed to shop our favourite pieces from the classic blue colour trend below. 

Classic Blue Colour Trend: The Row


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Classic Blue Colour Trend: Boss


Classic Blue Colour Trend: Balmain


Classic Blue Colour Trend: The Row


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Classic Blue Colour Trend: Salvatore Ferragamo


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Unusual necklines are key for spring. 

Dip your toe into the trend with a classic blue accessory. 

Naturally, we've also got our eye on the matching trousers. 

These look so much more expensive than they actually are.

Velvet textures make this colour trend look all the more expensive. 

Arket's cult jacket now comes in classic blue. 

This makes for a strong wedding guest dress option. 

The powdery undertone of this coat means it'll go with just about everything you can throw at it.

We think this bag is going to be one of 2020's most in-demand pieces of designer arm candy. 

This dress looks way more expensive than its price tag suggests. 

As if we weren't already obsessed enough with cardigans. 

Keep things minimal and wear this midi skirt with a white vest top. 

Wear this with a striped shirt and tan leather for preppy appeal. 

Work or play, these kick-flare trousers will make you feel chic 24/7. 

Simply switch your boots for sandals to make this jumpsuit a year-round staple. 

Malone Soulier's mules are a cult fashion classic. In this blue hue, we've never wanted them more. 

Wear this dress with sheer black tights and track-sole boots for a look that's so 2020. 

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Opening Image: @hannahstefansson

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