In the midst of sales and drab weather, when January always has that grey dull hue masquerading as day, it is hard to think about adding some zing into your wardrobe.
But grey days are no excuse for not making the effort, the easiest way to brighten your life from now until the end of March is with a coat from the sales.
This checked number from Zara at £59.99 is a good example of the High St bargains around.
PS Update thanks for all the tights comments. It goes to show coloured tights make a big difference to a look. Imagine mustard tights in a ribbed knit or more of a burgundy or even a bright orange. Cheerful huh!