‘Tis the Season: Our Blog

As the festive season approaches, so does the struggle of keeping warm and looking stylish at the same time. Fashion Weeks around the world have graced us with many reasons to be excited about the chilly weather, from the obscurely cut shapes and delectable long- draped coats and dresses in a whole host of textures, the possibilities are endless. But luckily for you, we have picked the champion pieces from these seasons’ top trends to revive your winter wardrobe – and just in time for the Christmas celebrations!

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There’s no better feeling than being complimented on a new outfit or pair of shoes that you’ve worked hard on saving for and let’s be honest, in the season made for spoiling others, you deserve a little treat too! And this time, it’s warm and furry. Whether you’re heading out to start your Christmas shopping or going to a dinner party with friends, you can’t go wrong with a fur gilet, stole or jacket. As proven countless times on the runway this season, this absolute-essential finishes off any outfit perfectly adding ultimate glam to your look. H&M stock the perfect faux fur friend from as little as £39.99 – a bargain for an effortlessly sleek piece. For a flawless fashion investment, French Connection has a catwalk worthy wool & fur jacket for £189.99.

 

fur jacket hm
fur jacket hm

Now that your top layer is sorted, you’ll need a few pieces to stun with underneath. As expected ‘All that glitters’ is taking the stores by storm and we can see why! Sparkle, glitz and glamour are featured in all the shop-windows, from dainty detailing to bold bling, worn well, show stopping sparkles are sure to wow whilst oozing elegance. We suggest pairing a bejewelled or embellished showstopper like this sequinned jacket from French Connection, with a plain mini skirt for a sophisticated look with a party-girl twist. The perfect way to awaken the inner glamour queen in you.

French Connection Ombre jacket
French Connection Ombre jacket

 

Now back to our loved ones… Clarendon has a range of jewellers to make present shopping so much easier. Who said diamonds are only a girl’s best friend? Surprise your father, brother, boyfriend or friend with a diamond watch at Swarovski to show them how much they mean to you.

Swarovski Citra Chrono black watch
Swarovski Citra Chrono black watch

For the special women in your life, you can’t really go wrong with a box set of scented and smelly goodies. The Body Shop sell the ultimate advent calendar, packed to the brim with tasters of your beauty must haves, worth £95! GAP’s baby and kid range is teeming with cute little outfits, and don’t forget Blott and Claire’s for affordable gifting ideas.

The body shop advent calendar
The body shop advent calendar
GAP Newborn velour bear one piece
GAP Newborn velour bear one piece

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With love, Clarendon Oxford x