Complete the look
“Mix colours from similar palettes and half the work is done for you,” says designer Joe Casely-Hayford. Earth tones are the most versatile.
“It’s a myth that brown should never be seen in town – combining different shades gives your outfit a smart early 20th century look. Caramel, beige and tan can be matched with a wide variety of colours,” says Dangerfield.
“If you’re looking to buy an investment bag, keep it classic,” says Rory O’ Hanlon, Smythson designer. “You can have your (cheaper) fun with pocket squares.”