It may take you back to a 70s disco vibe but in fact velvet is having a fashion comeback for day and night. The difference? Brushed not crushed is on trend with an air of ladylike luxe and timeless elegance adorned on clothes, bags, shoes and even accessories.
Chanucah, Christmas, Chrismacah, whatever holiday you choose to celebrate, it's all about giving (and receiving). Here's our best buys for the whole family plus some self-gifting treats that anyone who has braved the crowds thoroughly deserves.
Turn up the heat by adding a shot of red to your usual muted wardrobe. Crimson, ruby and pillarbox hues make a bold statement this season. As seen at Valentino, Matthew Williamson and Jonathan Saunders. This look is passionate, heated and sexy and ensures you stand out from the pack. Team with 60's monochrome or dark navy. For a modern colour-block finish, clash with hot pinks and bright yellows.
It's one of those fashion editor discussions that is repeated year after year especially in the run-up to party dressing and a change of weather. Are sheer tights a yes or a no? As ludicrous as it sounds, I would rather go bare-legged in the height of winter than cover up in the wrong shade of nude.
Stand to attention. The fashionista army is indeed growing again this season. Military accents continue to make their mark on our wardrobes. We're not suggesting you go all out in head-to-toe camouflage but instead add a tough feel or a splat of khaki to your daily outfits.
It's the cult-classic fabric with the rebel attitude. It never dates; it's timeless and wears well on young and old. Match a soft biker jacket with trousers or a feminine floaty dress for a tough edgy feel. Give ladylike dressing a sexy twist with a leather skirt. Minis or midis rock this season. While leather trousers lend a laid-back effortless attitude to dressing in leather.