Happy New Year beauties! If you’re anything like me you’re still not sure what day it is and are probably still referring to the year as 2018. I’m secretly looking forward to tomorrow when the decorations will be taken down and the house blitzed to within an inch of its life so that normality can officially resume.  I can’t get behind the whole “new year, new me” malarkey, (we’re all fabulous as we are) and I’m not going as far as dry January…well maybe just a bit dryer! Another thing that is guaranteed to kick-start the New Year with some energising zing is Pantone’s Colour of the Year. The Colour Trendsetter has spoken and Living Coral is the shade to add to your life thanks to its ability to “embrace us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment”. Whilst we’re not advocates of ‘trends’, we can certainly get behind a colour that promises to  “energize and enliven”.  So whether you plan to channel Gigi Hadid and rock the ‘it’ shade from head to toe or just fancy a splash of the coral hue, then you can count on What Sarah did to ensure your look is Pantone worthy. Here are our top picks in store from Scotch & Soda…

Scotch & Soda certainly got the memo on 2019’s “life-affirming coral hue” with their new season collection. Offering a more muted version of the shade, this beaut dress is the epitome of femininity. A worthy investment piece, it will take you through the seasons with ease thanks to its endless styling capabilities. Whilst there is a chill in the air style al la Sarah and team with your fave 10 deniers, block heeled boots and a chunky belt to toughen up the look. When spring shows signs of awakening, go bare and simply slip on last season’s metallic slip on mules.

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If you prefer a mellower palette but are tempted by the idea of adding subtle touches of vibrant coral shade to your look then the Scotch & Soda Luxury Knit Cardigan is the happiest of mediums.  This long line cardigan is crafted from luxury lambs wool making it oh so soft and cosy whilst the open design means that it will take you through to Spring Summer too.  The colourful striped rib knitted detailing offers a pop of playful coral and which will revitalize even the simplest of tee, jeans and kicks combos.

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My one and only New Year’s resolution is to go for more walks, I love the idea of Sunday outdoor ramblings and if they end up in front of a cosy pub fire then so be it. I think I’ll need the Scotch & Soda Fluffy Knit Cardigan to cover all basis- the super soft wool and mohair blend will keep me warm yet the zingy colour, button closure, front pockets and round neckline will ensure style remains despite the not so cool walking boots.

Coral Cosiness

If your bank balance is prohibiting a January social life then banish any ensuing blues with a comforting sweat in a pick-me up colour. The Scotch & Soda Lurex Collar Raglan Sweater is crafted in pure cotton, making it a perfect transitional piece whilst the Sweet Talk artwork elevates beyond the realms of a basic piece. If you do decide to venture out team with tailored trousers and your favourite kicks.

Sweet Talk Sweat

I don’t know about you but with all this talk of coral, I think I may just need to book a trip to the Maldives…

Enjoy beauties!

R x

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