Pep up that plain old black pencil skirt

In winter it’s easy to fall into the black trap.

This fail-safe colour’s all well and good, but it can get boring if you don’t liven it up with some much-needed bright splashes.

Canary yellow is a refreshing hue which, when added to black, creates an outstanding colour match. It’s also hot for spring. Bonus.

Throw in another new-season trend – bold prints – and you really will be flying high in the style stakes.

Bandeau: £38, 6-14, www.warehouse.com
Pencil skirt: £40, 6-16, www.warehouse.com
Chunky bead necklace: £87, Accessorize from www.monsoon.co.uk
Brogued platforms: £49.99, 3-9, www.riverisland.com

(30 January 07)