5 Items to Brighten Up Blue January

January always feels like the longest month of the year and the weather is not helping. Grey skies and rainy afternoons are the common forecast during this time of year, often affecting our mood. And while today is Blue Monday, we are trying to use this day to give the colour Blue a new meaning that is far from the faded dullness of the everyday.

The Pantone institute named its Classic Blue 19-4052 as the colour of the year 2020, describing it as a colour “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”. And if this doesn’t give you the inspiration to approach the Blues again, we have curated a list of our favourite Blue accessories to counteract the icy stigma of the first month of the year.

Deerskin Washbag
Handmade in a soft grained deerskin leather that is water and mark resistant. These soft construction washbag's feature a single compartment with three internal slip pockets, with waterproof leather lining and secure nickel zip and press stud fastening. Perfect for travel or daily use, being both lightweight yet remarkably hard wearing and especially stylish in the popular Cobalt Blue.

Pickett Deerskin Washbag Cobalt

Ostrich Hip Flask
Handmade in England, this practical stainless steel hip flask is the perfect accessory for sharing your favourite tipple. Hand covered using exotic ostrich leather in a range of covetable colours like the summery Turquoise, they are a perfect gift for both men and women.

Ostrich Hip Flask Turquoise

Watch Roll
Handmade in a soft grained parham leather, this smart and simple watch roll is the perfect way to keep your watches safe when traveling. It is fully lined in our signature plum suede, featuring a tubular removable padded roll to hold watches - amount varies depending on watch size and a buckle belt for secure fastening. Pictured here in our timeless Navy colour way. Also available with a mini cufflink box.

Pickett Watch Roll Navy

Pashmina Stole
This delicate cashmere pashmina, shown here in the colour Teal, is handwoven using 100% of the finest and softest cashmere and finished with a neat and short open fringe. It is available in a wide range of seasonal and timeless colours making it a perfect shawl for any occasion, a luxurious gift or a wonderfully indulgent treat for yourself.

Pickett Fine Pashmina Teal

Whangee Handle Umbrella
Handmade in England by expertly skilled master craftsmen, these elegant and robust umbrellas are classically crafted using an 8-rib frame around a long bamboo handle. They are wind tunnel tested, withstanding speeds of 27mph and available in a wide range of covetable colours with a detachable silk tassel in a corresponding colour, for example in this uplifting Royal Blue.

Pickett Royal Blue Whangee Umbrella