The perfect outfit for every day this week! FEMAIL reveals this season’s biggest trends to embrace in the countdown to New Year
1. Christmas Eve
It’s the start of the most glamorous week of the year. Whether you’re doing a spot of gift shopping or meeting up with friends, a jazzy blazer takes seconds to throw on and gives instant Christmas cheer. Pair it with jeans and a roll-neck, or a simple dress for a more sophisticated look. This Reiss-style ticks several trend boxes — double-breasted, chunky, metallic — and it will see you through the festive season and beyond.
2. Christmas Day
The main event calls for a grownup take on the festive frock. Looking the part is one thing, but comfort is key. This gorgeous green velvet dress from L.K. Bennett has a shirred bodice with jewelled buttons which flares into a floaty skirt — meaning you can indulge in that extra mince pie. Add statement earrings for sparkle and a pair of fanciest flats.
Dress, £319, lkbennett.com
3. Boxing Day
We don’t want to squeeze into anything too glamorous on Boxing Day. So for the traditional family walk, try this Thermowarmth duvet coat from Marks & Spencer. Puffer coats have dominated outerwear this season and will be a big trend throughout the winter. This one is rainproof, so you’ll be stylish and warm no matter what the weather. Add snug boots such as this faux fur-lined pair, also from M&S.
4. December 27
Phew! At last, a day of rest. Pyjamas are all you’ll need — for extra style points try this silk pair from Yolke in an elegant winter floral. They’re posh enough that you won’t be embarrassed if unexpected visitors arrive on your doorstep. The fashionistas are all wearing PJs for evening dos now — just add a chic hair accessory and fancy shoes.
5. December 28
Ah, the dreaded in-between days, of ‘Twixmas’ when you might be tempted to let standards slip. But resist the lure of athleisure and opt for smart trousers instead. No one will ever guess that hidden elasticated waistbands make these as comfy as leggings — but with far more flair. Me+Em’s geometric print pair are made of recyled satin. For something simpler that still packs a style punch, there’s Essentiel Antwerp’s block colour styles. Smarten up with a fancy blouse or throw on an oversized knit.
6. December 29
Once the ultimate unwanted Christmas present, boldly patterned Fair Isle jumpers are now the statement knit of the season. Styles inspired by the traditional woollies can be found
in most High Street stores. Chinti & Parker have cool après ski designs and, at Next, you can kit out the whole family in matching sweaters. Perfect if you’re hitting the sales or just re-stocking the larder with a swift trip to the supermarket.
Sweater, £175, aspiga.com
7. December 30
The day before New Year is one for doing absolutely nothing. So treat yourself to a cosy loungewear set, whether you’re pampering yourself before a party or revelling in not having to leave the house. The White Company has some luxurious cashmere tops and joggers. If you want to blow the budget, department store Fenwick has just launched its Fenwick at Home range that includes cashmere styles from Tuscany.
Cashmere hoodie, £179 and joggers, £179, thewhitecompany.com