Festive Fashion

Christmas always brings with it the age-old dilema of wanting to avoid frostbite without sacrificing in the style stakes. Bare legs are no longer appropriate attire, however slathered in self tan they are, and leaving the house without gloves often results in a rather unattractive blue tinge on one's hands. Thus, we've searched far and wide for some hidden gems that will keep you both feeling warm and looking hot!

For anyone wanting to cover up a pasty set of pins without opting for the middle-aged staple of 20 denier tights, help is at hand. Put an extra sparkle in your outfits this season with the Classic Crystal Hosiery Collection from Candy Baker.  The collection features subtle and sexy designs that are sure to catch some admiring glances and well-deserved compliments.  This unexpected touch to traditional hosiery is a glamorous and flattering way to accessorize anything from the classic LBD to an edgier party ensemble. The Back Seam: £33.

If you're looking for some sumptuous accessories, Aruna Seth is a well-respected name in the shoe world and her unique designs are characterised by Swarovski Crystals and impeccable trims.  No stranger to the red carpet, Aruna’s exquisite designs are the ultimate in evening wear elegance and come in a series of matching sets such as the red satin and butterfly.  With accessories these decadent and show-stopping, who needs a dress? Clutch Bag: £355.

You may recognize some of Baronessa’s designs from the pages of your favourite magazines and newspapers as the jewellery brand’s knack for affordable luxury has landed it in good favour with likes of Vogue.  Baronessa calls itself jewellery to fall in love with, and it’s girly and elegant designs might have you doing just that.  With its midrange prices, don’t be fooled- Baronessas pieces have a classic and timeless quality and they may just become the centrepieces of your jewellery collection. Gold Hammered Bracelet: £35.

And in keeping with the staying warm but stylish theme are these beautiful animal print cashmere scarves from www.black.co.uk. Etheral in appearance and featherlight in texture, these luxurious scarves are a fantastic alternative to a thick cable knit that, although warm, is hardly the ideal pairing with a LBD. Made from pure cashmere and gauze woven, a method that creates an ultra-light tactility, these are the ultimate in festive finery. Prices start at £125 and the scarves are available in four prints - peacock, giraffe, leopard and anaconda snake. They are also offering a 10% discount to readers of this blog just enter AMAZING10 on the check out.

Finally, for a one-stop shop for perfect presents is Lusso-London, which offers divine accessories and clothing sourced from around the world. Taking their name from the Italian for luxury, Lusso-London stocks a whole host of decadent gift ideas, whether treating yourself or buying for a loved one. We think these red and grey woolen gloves are perfect for winter, and adore their unique two-tone design. Also available in grey/purple and brown/green colour combinations, they make an ideal accesorry for a post-roast country walk. Woolen gloves: £40.