1. The Chunky Knit
Saluting mothers and grandmothers the world over, now is the time to splash out (a bit) on a cosy jumper for those moments when you step out the door and the freezing wind makes you feel mildly sick. Look to thick, high necks to stop that chill down your front – and look classically chic too.
2. The Annual Coat
Is it just me or does it seem necessary to buy a new coat every year? Yes, they’re expensive and I only wear them half the year but it’s just so dull dusting off last season’s offering. But since when has fashion been about sensible decisions? NEVER. Go pink if you don’t mind it dating terribly next year, or camel for a love-it-for-life piece.
3. The Rainy-day Fedora
We all know I love a good hat, and I’m slowly converting all my friends to fedora fandom. Some remain unconvinced – ‘your hat is offensive’ (colleague), ‘you look like Jeepers Creepers’ (boyfriend) – but who cares? Let me reiterate, fashion is not about sensible decisions. You’ll feel super swag, and its good damage limitation in the odd downpour. Note: not for windy days. Never windy days.
4. The Mini Bag
The many knots in my back testify to the fact that I’m carrying far too much crap around with me in my bags. The solution? Buy a bag that can fit the bare essentials. Even the diary ain’t making it into this thing – but your chiropractic health will thank you. Also works as an investment for all those jazzy Christmas parties you’ll attend. Probably.
Alternatively, give this list to your mum/partner/generous friend for Christmas. If you can wait that long.