Style Guile Tip – One of the colours of the season: Cobalt blue

Each season there are a few colours which dominate the high street and this season, cobalt blue is one of them. 

So, if you are looking for another quick update to your wardrobe, buying a piece in one of the colours of the season is a great way of doing it.

I was in Harvey Nichols today, collecting a pair of trousers that I bought online on the last day of the sale. They were sent to my local HN free of charge – which I thought was a great service.

There they were, in the personal shopping changing rooms waiting to be tried on – together with these Christian Louboutin lady peep spike shoes, which I was given for the purpose of checking the length of the trousers. At £825 I can safely say that they are the most expensive shoes I have ever worn and with a 150mm heel, probably the highest too. Apparently a lot of WAGs are buying them. Sadly the heels were still too low for the trousers – but the trousers can soon be fixed with a quick trip to the tailors. More details of those to follow in a later post!

Getting back to the point of the post, whilst in there, I saw this Michael Kors fine knit cashmere sweater £290. I loved the shape of it – and obviously the colour and could well keep my eye open for something similar. 

Michael Michael Kors - Fine knit cashmere jumper

Sticking with the cobalt theme, I also really like this Tegan  classy coating coat £240 – not only for the colour but also for the styling. Although it is double breasted, the absence of detail around the neckline and the bust could make it a great style for ladies who have a curvy bust.

Classy Coating Coat

This lovely Hobbs peggy blouse £69 would make a nice addition to your work wardrobe and will go with black, navy or camel.  It would look great tucked into a pencil skirt and would add some interest to a corporate style suit. If you work in the kind of environment where one of this season’s printed trouser suits is an option, it could look great under one of them.

These Whistles nelly tapered peg trousers are now £50 in the sale – reduced from £125. I bought them at the start of the summer and haven’t worn them yet but the fabric is heavy enough that I should be able to wear them well into the autumn.

Nelly Tapered Peg Trouser

For a dress option, this Warehouse feature back crepe dress £80 is really pretty.  Demure from the front, it has a low back which is a lovely detail if you are not one for showing off your legs. If you are tempted, remember to make the most of the the offer of 20% off with InStyle magazine.

  • Feature back crepe dress.


    As a nod to the trend you could go for this Zara suede city bag with chain handles £49.99



    And finally one more coat – the M&S wool coat with cashmere £99. I so wish that M&S would sort out their styling on their website. This coat could look so much better than it does here. Once I have seen it in the flesh I will report back!

    Autograph Wool Rich Zip Through Coat with Cashmere

    For further items in this colour, there’s a blue mac in Hobbs, Barbour has a great blue jacket and Mango a blue suede biker style one.

    No doubt there will be cobalt blue pieces everywhere this season at all different price ranges – so keep your eyes open for those gems for an instant update to your wardrobe.



    1. mrs green @myzerowaste
      August 27, 2012 / 9:01 am

      Love, love, love this colour and thrilled to see it is in for a season; it's one of my favourites and suits so many people. I have the wrap dress by Isabella Oliver in Cobalt and it's a long-time fave of mine 🙂

    2. Thea
      August 27, 2012 / 8:05 pm

      Beth – STEP AWAY from those shoes (at any price) Eeeeek!I absolutely love this cobalt blue too. In fact I've been on the look out for a bright blue coat for a couple of years. I thought I'd found one last year in Dorothy Perkins – it looked great in the ad, but horrible quality in reality :-(The M&S one looks… not too great in the photo, but I too would like to see it in reality. And I am a sucker for zip front coats!Thanks for all the ideas 🙂

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