Blue may not be the warmest colour (despite what the makers of artistically sexy French films might tell us) but its an easy way to begin adding brightness and life to your winter wardrobe. Think of it a gateway hue: a simple way to heat up your standard cold-weather charcoals and greys, before you dive headfirst into the world of bold and brilliant shades illustrated in our new interactive Colour Control video.

To inspire you on your journey into the wild blue yonder, we've checked in with our friends the handsome and famous for a couple of key styling tips.