YES YOU CAN: Wear colour in winter

Fashion director Shelly Vella shows you how to defy the winter blues by brightening up your wardrobe with colourful clothes.

Let’s face it, January can be the dullest of winter months. We’ve put the sequins to the back of the wardrobe and the skies are all grey. My tip – bring on the brightness by adding a dash of colour to your look. Spicy shades and hot orange or cardamon red are great winter warmers and suit most skin tones. Be it an accessory, a hat or a cosy knitted dress, it’s the perfect way to turn up the heat to beat the blues.

How to style colourful clothes and accessories in winter:

Go bright and bold: zesty orange is teamed with warm russet at Akris

Add some zest

A hit of citrus lifts warm terracotta tones

Jumpsuit, £54, Principles, Debenhams

Jumper, £159, Whistles

Bag, £20, Monki

Trainers, £120, Veja

Ring, £125, Self Published

Earrings, £195, Self Published

A chunky knit in a hot hue is a sleek way to introduce colour. Jumper, £198, trousers, £138, and bag, £148, Reiss

Turn up the heat

A key colour for the new season, red looks hot teamed with a neutral palette

Dress, £24.99, Reserved

Trench coat, £165, French Connection

Bag, £455, Strathberry

Shoes, £212, Michael Kors

Earrings, £235, Kitty Joyas

Layer spicy tones to give tailoring a twist. A hit of bright adds edge. Blazer, £250, knit, £118, and trousers, £138, Reiss

Make it spicy

Freshen up your weekend wardrobe with cinnamon hues

Coat, £99, John Lewis

Shirt, £45, French Connection

Trousers, £205, Filippa K

Shoes, £120, Boden

Hat, £50, Goodhood Store

Bag, £39, Kin, John Lewis