James Long AW13 blue shades

AW13 Style edit // 50 Shades of Blue (well, six actually)

From midnight to baby blue shades, working blue tonally all over is a big story next season. Denim (duh!) is the most obvious entry point and the AW13 shows show us how to work it.

James Long AW13 blue shades

James Long gave us boyish, boxy denim shapes and contrast fabrics such as rubber and mohair. Turn-ups, tapestry and cropped jean shapes were styled back with Nicolas Kirkwood printed slippers.

Take Marques’Almeida as your obligatory 90’s reference with heavy blue camouflage denim hues. Margaret Howell, Richard Nicoll and Christopher Kane also offered directional interpretations of the fabric.

And so on our wardrobes. Joseph, Acne and Zara have great takes on denim this season. Or take a tip from the fashion eds and layer blue pieces in contrasting shades, prints and fabrics such as suede, leather and silk.

Check the edit below for our top easy blue separates. Add denim to the mix at your leisure…

1. The deep blue strappy sandal

Blue Zara heelsGreat with navy tights or ribbed grey socks till the sun comes out.

Strappy sandals, £39.99, Zara

2. The China blue cigarette trouser

Blue trousers HOBBSWear with grey marl or a silk shirt and your Zara matchy matchy shoes.

Mia trousers, £99, HOBBS

3. The blue leather biker pencil skirt

ASOS blue leather biker skirt

Grey-blue elegance with attitude.

Blue leather biker skirt, £95, ASOS

4. The  waffle knit

Acne blue waffle knit

Next to the layered polo, and boyfriend cardi, a crew neck jumper is eternally the coolest way to work knitwear. Cropped styles like this look great teamed with slim, high waist separates. Team with your blue leather pencil skirt.

Blue Lia waffle knit, £200, Liberty

5. The leather tote bag

Whistles Wooster tote bagBlue and black combos equal chic incarnate.

Wooster leather tote bag, £90 (from £150), Whistles

6. The paisley silk scarf

Simon Carter blue paisley scarf LibertyAdd interest with blue on blue prints.

Simon Carter blue paisley silk scarf, £200, Liberty

It’s time to start feeling blue.

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    But what shoes to wear now while its still bloody freezing???

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