Cleanse your palette of festive glitz with bold shapes, clean colours and spring-ready prints
With your top half swaddled in chunky knits and scarves, winter is the time to let your bottom half do the talking, courtesy of this eye-catching green slip skirt. It would look just as good with a black camisole for a Christmas party as it does with this cream cashmere jumper. The polka-dot trend looks set to continue in 2020, and a skirt is an easy way to wear the look. Pop a bright, patterned roll neck underneath your plain jumper for a splash of stylist-approved colour.
The festive period might be all about Fair Isle knits and reindeer-print pyjamas, but that doesn’t mean you can’t buy a few pieces now that will also tap into the new year’s trends. Spring will bring a cleaner, more graphic take on pattern, with spots and abstract florals taking the sartorial lead. This green and white floral print, above, is particularly enticing, offering a modern way to wear your blooms. Choose between a dress, blouse or skirt. Team prints with bold basics, from the ever-useful trench coat to a beautiful belt.
Even when you’re wrapped up against the chill, there are plenty of ways you can add interest to your outfits this season. Look for knitwear with unusual details such as the criss-cross yarn on this green jumper, or layer a knitted hoodie under a blazer for a cool high/low mix. Accessories can also play a part, whether you give one of this season’s must-have hats a whirl, or stick to eye-catching ankle boots.
Words: Sophie Hines Images: Josh Shinner Styling: Karen Preston Hair: Halley Brisker Make-up: Naoko Scintu Nails: Charly Avenell Model: Laura Julie