Christmas jumper anyone? Thought not. Unbearably cute on toddlers, cool and quirky on under 25’s, the seasonal knit is a sartorial death-knell for anyone else (even you Mark Darcy). So I’ve always relied on a bit of embellishment and sparkle as my nod to festive attire, and handily the high street has done us proud.
I’ve been daydreaming about the Whistles skirt below for months and it’s currently at the top of my Christmas list. Worn with a dove grey cashmere knit it’s Christmas Day worthy, and you can wear it again with a strappy cami for NYE (Topshop do a near identical pleated number for half the price).
And you don’t need head to toe sparkle to make things start feeling festive. Add a subtle hint with sparkly nails or a sequinned belt.