Festive films make the best inspiration with many providing the unexpected gift of the perfect scene to draw ideas from for your winter looks.
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Remember the ‘coat’ scene in Love Actually, you know the sweary one with Martine McCutcheon looking for her “****ing coat”, well you can’t get through the cold spells without a great winter coat. A favourite for this season seen in many designer collections is the officer style coat, Next has the perfect example with their Navy Military Coat (£75) from www.next.co.uk
There’s no shortage of movies featuring festive jumpers, from Bridget Jones to Arthur Christmas, New Look’s Black Long Sleeve Knitted Christmas Jumper £19.99, is about as festive as can be, have a look at www.newlook.com
Why not go for festive feet too with a wide variety of festive socks for all from www.sockshop.co.uk?
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The classic cosy winter jumper is a seasonal staple as seen in movies such as About a Boy, Home Alone and The Holiday. The Dickens & Jones Casey Cable Knit Jumper (£55) is ideal, available alongside a whole range of classic knitwear styles from House of Fraser (www.houseoffraser.co.uk).
If you are looking for a chunky knit with a current twist (along the lines of Bridget Jones wrapping up in a big warm but kind-of-cool cardigan) then the coatigan style is a must, the Monochrome Lounge Cardigan is the perfect knitwear piece priced £38 from www.next.co.uk
For ski chic Snow Finel’s Mens Classic Merino Wool Half Zip Jumper (£255) wouldn’t look out of place in wintery ski scene in any James Bond movie.
Warm winter accessories are a must in festive movies. Jovie’s cream woolly hat in Elf has to be one of best easy to wear looks, for a similar style go for the Luxury Cable Knit Lamora Hat £29, from www.giftwrappedandgorgeous.com
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The gloves were off in Home Alone but cold weather means cold hands, so check out the beautiful selection for him and for her from British glove designer Gizelle Renee, www.gizellerenee.co.uk
Scarves are a clear winner for the festive look and are in almost every scene in The Holiday with Cameron Diaz and Jude Law’s characters wearing some particularly nice examples. The Snowman, of course, is famous for his green scarf, Superdry’s Capital Scarf gives the perfect balance of colour and style, £24.99 from www.superdry.com
The essential winter boots are a necessity for seasonal adventures, for wellies for winter and very practical (and pretty) welly warmers The Welly Shop has everything you’ll need, visit www.thewellyshop.com
When the occasion demands something a little more classic, long glam winter boots are always a festive fashion go to, the Black Signature Suede Long Boots (£100) from Next will go with pretty much any winter outfit.
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Snow and ice can be a cool inspiration for seasonal style, the Denim and Supply Ralph Lauren Faux Fur Vest (£215 from House of Fraser) will give you that Narnia Ice Queen look. If you want to keep on the vintage side of winter style like in A Christmas Carol, the Ruffle Shirt from Next is ideal for a Victorian edge, check out www.next.co.uk
Bridget Jones seemed to be rather fond of her festive pyjamas, visit www.cyberjammies.co.uk for winter PJs so comfy you could be just like the boy in The Snowman, and wear them throughout an entire film of your favourite festive story.