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MWD: FESTIVE SEASON DRESSING

23.12.14

With office Christmas parties having been and gone (for the most part) the period in-between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day throws up a new set of sartorial challenges, here we explain how to achieve sartorial finesse this festive season while always staying on the right side of tasteful.

CHRISTMAS DAY

How to dress on Christmas day with a dash of festivity while steering clear of novelty? A nod to Fair Isle print trumps full-blown kitsch. Illustrating this, the Ferris jumper can be paired with muted tones (read: black, grey and brown) for a look that clearly references Christmas, but simultaneously looks effortlessly stylish.

What to wear: the Ferris black fair isle jumper, the Rossi dark brown monk strap shoes, the Medway black chinos, the Clooney grey double-breasted coat, the Danton brown formal suit belt

COUNTRY WALKS

One of the rites so imbued in the festive season is talking leisurely strolls around the countryside. Leave anything big, baggy and shapeless at home, instead opting for the pieces that combine warmth with serious sartorial clout. A blazer paired with a natty roll neck are apt for strolling across the fields, and throw on a cashmere scarf for a touch of luxury and warmth.

What to wear: the Steel black check blazer, the Golden textured cream roll neck jumper, the Fielding bordeaux cashmere blend scarf, the Matt brown suede desert boots, the Maurice slim-fit black jeans

NEW YEAR'S EVE

The very last formal occasion before the year's close, New Year's Eve is rife with possibilities for the year ahead. Make sure that you traverse the years with your best sartorial foot forward; dress up while dressing down. Opt for a sumptuous velvet blazer, finished with a wool scarf, however, swap out a shirt in favour of a T-shirt for a devil-may-care spin on the look.

What to wear: the Jenson bordeaux velvet blazer, the Bless black crew-neck T-shirt, the Delta black slim-fit tailored trousers, the Drum black patent leather slip-on shoes, the Cambridge navy polka dot wool scarf

NEW YEAR'S DAY

After the festivities of the night before, New Year's Day's most pressing sartorial challenge is fusing great style and comfort. For this consider a knitted polo shirt which offers laid-back yet refined style. Dress up the look by pairing with tailored trousers and a pair of timeless brogues.

What to wear: the Churchill navy polo knit, the Sanders black shearling flight jacket, the Taylor grey Prince of Wales check trousers, the Sanchez brown leather belt, the Rossell brown leather brogues