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You don't have to be an extravert to stand out -- a splash of colour here or there can help you make a statement without saying a word. Here are a few ideas to add a bit of brightness to your business wardrobe

By Neil King

$302 euGenia Kim -- GeoGina fedora

Celebrated New York City designer Eugenia Kim is many celebrities' go-to girl for accessories, with the likes of Beyonce Knowles, Charlize Theron, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sarah Jessica Parker among her fans. Her hats in particular have brought her fame in the fashion world, including this elegant fedora, which takes the sophisticated approach in its use of colour. Brushed antique rose wool felt is finished with a cluster of blush flowers and black grosgrain ribbon.

$690

J.m. Weston -- 281 le moc suede loafers mrporter.com

French luxury shoe manufacturer J.M. Weston has been a footwear force since 1891, and while the majority of its men's range can perhaps be described as 'safe', there are a few exceptions to the rule. The company's loafers in particular can brighten up any outfit, with shocking pink, turmeric yellow and paprika orange efforts within its ranks. These bold red Le Moc loafers are sure to stop onlookers in their tracks.

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$2,395 mark CroSS -- graCe Box Bag

Named after its muse, this brightly coloured bag is inspired by the overnight case Mark Cross designers created for Grace Kelly to use in the film Rear Window. The 172-year-old company's Grace range is arguably its most popular, coming in various sizes and myriad hues, including

this multi-coloured number that combines fine Italian pebble grain leather and 18 karat gold-plated brass hardware. A detachable shoulder strap and interior zipper pocket makes it a fine statement piece for businesswomen.

$14 happy SoCkS -- Ziggy SoCk

Scandinavian sock experts Happy Socks bring some Swedish style to proceedings with their range of colourful and often outlandish hosiery. These Ziggy socks are by no means the wildest in their collection but nor are they the most subdued, with multi-coloured zigzag lines against an orange backdrop ensuring eyebrows are raised whenever your trouser leg is. For the braver among us, the company's Aloha, Moose, Spacedyed and Furry Rave socks are worth a look.

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$9,150 (approx) Breitling -- Chronoliner B04 Boutique edition

Subtler than some of the items on this list, the Breitling Chronoliner B04 is an elegant blue timepiece that adds colour to the wrist without being garish. Its blue livery, dial and dial gives a new face to this aviation chronograph, which features a dual time zone system, 46mm diameter, and water resistance to 100 metres. A limited run of 100 pieces means this distinctive watch also carries an air of exclusivity.

$1,028.85 manolo Blahnik -- BBpompa

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These pompom trim pumps will bring life to any business attire, thanks to the vivid pink satin, 105mm heel, pointed toe and world famous designer name. Blahnik's Spanish roots are said to have given rise to the tiny pompoms on these shoes, which are reminiscent of traditional Spanish Gaucho hats. More fearless fashionistas might prefer the equally vibrant Flore shoes, with its oversized flower detail, or the Xacactus, which are designed to resemble prickly pears in bloom.

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