It may be icy outside, but in Hampstead and Hale, Stanmore and Shadwell, women's thoughts are turning to bikinis, espadrilles and assignations with a St Tropezmitt in preparation for a winter sun trip.
It's mid-December, so you have already purchased (or very sensibly unearthed from your wardrobe), the LBD/tuxedo jacket-and-trousers combo you plan to wear for any festive do's that may crop up over Chanucah or New Year. So this is the moment to think about how to ramp up the glamour.
You don't really need me to tell you that fur and faux fur are having yet another fashion moment since you can hardly turn round in any store, from Harvey Nicks to H&M without seeing a real or fake pelt adorning a coat, sweater or jacket.
The 1950s and '60s are set for another fashion moment. The specific era - the 10 years which span the middle of the 1950s and the first half of the 60s, moments before mini-skirts and Vidal Sassoon haircuts transformed fashion - was given a fresh veneer of glamour when Mad Men hit our screens three years ago.
I have to confess to a profound resistance to anything leopard. This is a result of watching Coronation Street in my formative years and seeing Bet Lynch lavished in the stuff. Her affection for animal print led to my life-long aversion.
If you are the accessories editor of In-Style or Vogue, or the handbag buyer for Browns or Net-a-Porter, you will, I concede, be instantly able to identify every "It" bag on the planet - from an Anya Hindmarch to a Zagliani, and everything in between.
If, way back in February, on reading that "fetish" was a key trend for autumn/winter 2011, you decided this was a trend too far, your reaction, I suspect, was similar to most of womankind. Most of us would have rolled our eyes, dismissed "fetish" as a gimmick and turned our minds to more vital matters, like how fit Gary Barlow is looking these days.
If you have a profound craving to update your wardrobe but an equally profound desire not to splurge, this is your moment. Because this season's trend for piling on statement accessories means that even the most cautious/recession-hit of us can look totally on-trend with a relatively minimal outlay.