Selected: The Post-Holiday Blues

After almost three weeks off, I returned to work yesterday. September. Grey skies. Cold and rainy. Sigh. It has been hard, guys.

My inbox was bursting at the seams and it will take me as much time to catch up with all the emails at work as to assimilate all the office gossip I have missed. Jerry has left? What?

This is why I decided to step outside of the greyscale, for once, and make a wide selection of nice blue things to soothe us through the roughness of September.

As the cold settles in slowly, retailers are showing what they have up their sleeves in the form of weekly drops: coats, knitwear and warm accessories.

Modern silhouettes, a lot of tailoring, knits and layering pieces in a curated selection of post-holiday blues. Enjoy this rare moment while you can, as once this dissipates, I will be going back to glorious, bright grayscale.

 ASOS wool-mix overcoat with dropped shoulder, £90 ( ASOS.com )

ASOS wool-mix overcoat with dropped shoulder, £90 (ASOS.com)

 Figure crew t-shirt, £40 ( allsaints.com )

Figure crew t-shirt, £40 (allsaints.com)

 ALPHA INDUSTRIES MA-1 slim-fit long bomber jacket, £110 ( ASOS.com )

ALPHA INDUSTRIES MA-1 slim-fit long bomber jacket, £110 (ASOS.com)

 Oversized bomber jacket, £69.99 ( zara.com )

Oversized bomber jacket, £69.99 (zara.com)

 ASOS skinny joggers with polytricot woven panels, £30 ( ASOS.com )

ASOS skinny joggers with polytricot woven panels, £30 (ASOS.com)

 Plush trousers, £29.99 ( bershka.com )

Plush trousers, £29.99 (bershka.com)

 FRED PERRY crew-neck t-shirt, £30 ( ASOS.com )

FRED PERRY crew-neck t-shirt, £30 (ASOS.com)

 Soven bomber jacket, £228 ( allsaints.com )

Soven bomber jacket, £228 (allsaints.com)

 Duster worker jacket, £245 ( reiss.com )

Duster worker jacket, £245 (reiss.com)

 Quilted bomber jacket, £49.99 ( zara.com )

Quilted bomber jacket, £49.99 (zara.com)

 Viscose shirt, £29.99 ( zara.com )

Viscose shirt, £29.99 (zara.com)

 Denim-knitted bomber jacket, £35 ( topman.com )

Denim-knitted bomber jacket, £35 (topman.com)

 Double-breasted cotton Mac, £80 ( topman.com )

Double-breasted cotton Mac, £80 (topman.com)

 Holdall bag, £29.99 ( newlook.com )

Holdall bag, £29.99 (newlook.com)

 Boxfresh Cladd leather trainers, £70 ( ASOS.com )

Boxfresh Cladd leather trainers, £70 (ASOS.com)

 Basic long-sleeve t-shirt, £9.99 ( pullandbear.com )

Basic long-sleeve t-shirt, £9.99 (pullandbear.com)

 LACOSTE LIVE Trajet leather and nubuck running shoes, £85 ( lacoste.com )

LACOSTE LIVE Trajet leather and nubuck running shoes, £85 (lacoste.com)

 Basic blazer, £59.99 ( zara.com )

Basic blazer, £59.99 (zara.com)

 Drawstring tailored trousers, £79 ( COSstores.com )

Drawstring tailored trousers, £79 (COSstores.com)

 Denim short-sleeve casual shirt, £20 ( topman.com )

Denim short-sleeve casual shirt, £20 (topman.com)

 Wool blend skinny chinos, £35 ( topman.com )

Wool blend skinny chinos, £35 (topman.com)

 Cotton roll neck jumper, £14.99 ( newlook.com )

Cotton roll neck jumper, £14.99 (newlook.com)

 Lightweight slim-fit trousers, £110 ( whistles.com )

Lightweight slim-fit trousers, £110 (whistles.com)

 Rio marl sweatshirt, £70 ( reiss.com )

Rio marl sweatshirt, £70 (reiss.com)

 Check beach trousers, £25.99 ( pullandbear.com )

Check beach trousers, £25.99 (pullandbear.com)

 Short-sleeve sweater, £25.99 ( zara.com )

Short-sleeve sweater, £25.99 (zara.com)

 Scarf with crinkle texture, £15 ( riverisland.com )

Scarf with crinkle texture, £15 (riverisland.com)

 SELECTED HOMME ribbed collar cotton shirt, £45 ( topman.com )

SELECTED HOMME ribbed collar cotton shirt, £45 (topman.com)

 CALVIN KLEIN t-shirt, £25 ( topman.com )

CALVIN KLEIN t-shirt, £25 (topman.com)

 Leather-look nubuck belt, £9.99 ( newlook.com )

Leather-look nubuck belt, £9.99 (newlook.com)

 Vans Era canvas Mono plimsolls, £52 ( ASOS.com )

Vans Era canvas Mono plimsolls, £52 (ASOS.com)

 Double-breasted cloth coat, £89.99 ( pullandbear.com )

Double-breasted cloth coat, £89.99 (pullandbear.com)

 Camouflage backpack, £39.99 ( zara.com )

Camouflage backpack, £39.99 (zara.com)