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Fashion has taken a theatrical turn for the winter months. Whether you’re a Celtic countess, a fairy-tale princess or a Seventies ingénue, choose your character and let the clothes do the rest, says womenswear editor Charlene Barton

HIGHLAND FLING: IF IN DOUBT, CHECK IT OUT

Chunky knits, traditional prints and rich textures make up this season’s nod to Celtic heritage. Chequered patterns are a must, from Prince of Wales plaid to tartan; complete the look with natural hair and make-up for cool countrified style

 

THAT’S A WRAP
A statement blanket wrap will lift any look in an instant. It’s this season’s key piece

STYLE CHECK
M&S Collection skirt
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WILD AT HEART
Work a touch of tartan into your ensemble for timeless Celtic appeal. Cue this chic per una coat

FAIRY-TALE ROMANCE:
GIVE YOUR LOOK A
DRAMATIC MAKEOVER

Here’s one for wistful fashion princesses. It’s time to embrace this season’s magical quality. From shimmering metallics to dramatic floor-length silhouettes, think elegant and ethereal

PRECIOUS DETAIL
This stunning M&S Collection dress provides all the drama you need. Pair it with a faux-fur coat for a chic evening look

FINE SHINE
The perfect foil for this season’s metallic prints?
Simple hair and make-up. Think modern,
subtle and sophisticated

BLACK MAGIC
M&S Collection faux-fur coat
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THE LONG VIEW
Maxi gowns don’t have to be reserved for events.
Team yours with a chunky knit and statement
overcoat for a layered weekend look

SEVENTIES ALLURE: WHICHEVER WAY YOU
PLAY IT, KEEP IT LUXE

How to work this season’s nonchalant mood? Don’t overthink it. Be it sharp-cut tailoring, seductive faux fur or an arty print, embrace the Seventies’ laid-back mindset: decadent, rock ’n’ roll and achingly cool

 

ELEGANT ANDROGYNY
Make wide-leg trousers your starting point. Complete with a soft knit, long-line coat and statement hat to show the boys exactly
how it’s done

Photography: Lee Malone at August Management / Styling: Niki Brodie / Hair & make-up: Carolyn O’Neil at August Management / Model: Caroline at SUPA

SOFT & PRETTY
If full-on faux fur seems too daunting, opt for this sleek coat from M&S Collection. Layer it over a printed dress for subtle Seventies appeal

PRINTS PLEASE
Limited Edition Verity dress
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FREE SPIRIT

Rich hues and dramatic textures make for a beautifully bohemian look. Add tan leather accessories for a flawless finish