Sparkle, Don’t Fade

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Festive fun is amongst us as the temperature plummets and the layers are pulled out of the closet for the long haul. But the perks of the winter season cannot be forgotten. As we reach for metallic hues, leather fringing, faux fur and that must-have jumper; we can head out comfortably, without compromising on style, to brave the extreme conditions.

Black Crop: £16.00 American Apparel (SALE); Leopard Print Skirt: £32.00 Topshop; Pink Velvet Boots: £38.00 ASOS

The flared trouser is here to stay and can take over your skinny jeans role of best friend and comfort blanket when you get over the initial shock of it all. No but seriously, try some on, you will be surprised. They also function as a great evening alternative for when there is too much of a chill to expose even the smallest amount of flesh.

Left- Corduroy Dungarees: £50.00 Topshop; Leopard Print Polo: £16.00 Blue Rinse; Patent Loafers: £28.00 River Island. Right – Jumper: £19.99 New Look; Co-ord Top (under):£28.00 Topshop; Co-ord Trousers: £25.00 Topshop.

Yes we’re all sad about putting those crop tops and denim shorts firmly away in the confines of an untouched drawer, but the rich tones, abundant textures and cosy coats are definitely not something to view with trepidation. Make this season fun-filled by picking up accent pieces to revive any old look, and go from lecture-ready to Friday night drinks at the drop of a hat (and the addition of a faux fur stole, printed flat or a tapered trouser can do just that). Winter needn’t be grey.

Left: Jumper: £7.99 H&M; Leather Tassel Skirt: £19.99 H&M; Lipstick:Kate Moss No.30 £5.49 Boots. Right: Pink Velvet Boots: £38.00 ASOS.

With winter comes enhanced make-up looks, experiment with gold and copper lids offset with full lashes, complimented by a matte berry lip to up the ante and make a statement as we approach party season. Make the most of indoor fun, but don’t shy away from those firework displays! Wrap up warm and don’t forget those sparklers.

Left: Black Turtleneck: Model’s Own; Faux Fur Gilet: £24.99 H&M; Glitter Thread Flares: £19.99 H&M. Right: Metallic Dress: £38.00 The Whitepepper (Via ASOS); Faux Fur Stole: £19.99 New Look; Leopard print boots: £69.00.

Emma McCormack

[Stylists- Emma McCormack & Faye Buckland]

[Photographer- Ryan Blackwell]

[Models- Hannah Rowley & Kate D’Aloia]

[Big thanks to Roxy Lanes (@RoxyLanesLeeds) for letting us shoot there this week]

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