A highlight of the fashion calendar is the annual Colour of the Year announcement and this year, contrasting with 2019’s warm coral tone, Pantone Color Institute declared that Classic Blue (Pantone 19-4052) is the 2020 Colour of the Year.

This shade can easily drain the colour out of lighter skin tones, but on darker complexions, Classic Blue will no doubt pop and complement, lets face it, like most colours do on Black skin.

With thoughts of a new decade and fresh beginnings behind the colour selection, the color institute explained: “Instilling calm, confidence and connection, this enduring blue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”

Classic Blue

We like the idea of peaceful, serene new beginnings and frankly, anything that will help us get there, we’ll take it.

Every year, when it comes to the announcement of the Colour of the Year, my thoughts turn to the Nigerian/West African custom of “calling colour” for an Asoebi, the traditional practice of close friends and family wearing the same colour, fabric and style at important ceremonies like weddings and special parties.

With this in mind, if you want to look as if you got the “dress code memo” or perhaps you are just looking for a ‘cool’ new outfit for your wardrobe, then check out our selection of clothes and accessories in the coolest shade of the year.

Happy shopping!

Elora Dress

Classic Blue

Was £225 Now £80 | Virgos Lounge | Shop here

Jacquard Puff Sleeve Mini Dress

Classic Blue

£65 | & Other Stories | Shop here


Quart 80 suede mules Christian Louboutin

Classic Blue


£745 | Matches Fashion |Shop here

Short Sleeve Maxi Dress

Classic Blue

£95 | & Other Stories | Shop here


Satin Jumpsuit

Was 49.99 15.99 | Zara | Shop here


Draped Bodysuit

Classic Blue

25.99 | Zara | Shop here


Blue bow puff sleeve bodycon mini dress

Classic Blue

Was £55 Now £20 | River Island Shop here


Wallis Blue Stud Zip Roll Neck Jumper

£28 | Next | Shop here


Ann Summers Sexy Lace Plunge Blue/Cobalt Bra

Classic Blue

£15 | Marisota | Shop here


Loewe Hammock small bird-jacquard leather bag

£1,650 | Matches Fashion | Shop here


Anastasia Lace Overlay Flute Hem Midi Dress

Was£295 now £130 |Reiss |  Shop here

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