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The Cobalt Craze

Left to Right: Akris Resort 2014; Christian Dior Resort 2014; DKNY Resort 2014.

It’s fashion’s biggest ‘C’ hype of the year. No, not Cara…cobalt! This striking tone of blue has cleverly snuck its way onto our catwalks and filtered into our wardrobes in many forms over the past year. Resort 2014 has cemented its longevity with flashes of this notorious shade featured in Akris, Christian Dior and DKNY. As a pigment scientifically created by using cobalt salts of alumina, this colour is not to be messed with. Resort 2014 assures this is the case by combining cobalt with structured jackets, extremely tailored trousers, and clean, blunt lines. It is the perfect companion for a women’s suit – it is strong enough to compliment the sartorial details, and striking enough to add a touch of feminine allure. Wear with neutral tones for accessories, such as black, white or nude, to ensure a balance of colours. If you’re feeling daring, opt for a bright pink lip, like at Christian Dior Resort 2014, and a complimenting clutch for an evening look. Cobalt, however, definitely delivers the most combined with white. A natural amalgamation of cobalt, the colour of a deep blue sky, and white, the colour of fluffy clouds sailing by, is the perfect match.


The Cobalt CrazeJacquard Cigarette Trousers, £40, Topshop; Broderie High Neck Cropped Tee, £28, Topshop; Pink Leather Strap Watch by Marc by Marc Jacobs, £135, ASOS; Black Ankle Strap Mid Heels, £29.99, Zara; Mac Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum, £14,

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