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Whether you are looking for festive flamboyance or winter warmers this online round-up has it all, from Asos.com to….

1. Big spender

Firstly say yes to Halston Heritage with its new creative director Sarah Jessica Parker. The comedy cartoon South Park may poke fun at SJP but in the style stakes she is no joke. If you can handle the price just imagine striding into a room in this number, a real show-stopper.

Halston Heritage at Asos.com, £732.00

2. The Comforter

From something luxe and dramatic presented by Halston Heritage to a simple, stylish cardigan in the sale. You’ll be invincible in this winter warmer. This chunky fisherman knit should be worn over dainty day-time dresses and with thick black tights. It comes in a variety of different colours, Tobacco is featured here.

Asos.com Fisherman knit cardigan, £24.00

3. For those that don’t do dresses

This blouse is the way forward if you prefer to steer clear of dresses during the party season. It makes a statement, thanks to the intricate beading and contrast trim neckline and cuffs. It is also the perfect item to pair with this seasons skinny crop trouser.

Jaeger beaded silk blouse, £135.00

4. The Accessory

You can’t have missed the rise of the snood out there on the frosty city streets this season. Accessorize’ latest offering is both chic and snuggly in animal print. Picture it over a crisp white shirt and black tuxedo jacket, or over your favourite winter jumper in a block colour.

Accessorize Infinity Scarf, £20.00

5. Faux Fur

This Rokit faux fur capelet in a rich chocolate brown would look great over a winter coat; it displays grown-up glamour at its best.

Rokit Faux Fur Collar, £28.00

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If you are chained to your skinny jeans or have become inseparable from your ‘70s wide-legs then the time has come to make way for the new shape. Embrace the peg trouser and step into the new season, you’ll be lightyears ahead.

A cousin of the jodhpur and distant relative of the harem pant, this trouser features volume at the thigh and a slim ankle. The best thing about these trousers is that the right pair can flatter any figure.

The more voluminous at the waist the better for boyish figures with no curves; a looser ankle will help those with chunkier legs feel more comfortable and look less restricted; and finally smaller pleats will aid those with curves to ensure that they don’t  draw attention to any areas they would rather minimalise.

Famed fashionista Mary-Kate Olsen and the beautiful Olivia Palermo have been spotted in the style. Olivia opted for a chic pair in grey and proved that the style can be a great alternative to an evening dress. The peg trouser will continue to sky rocket as others catch on.

Jaeger’s pleated pair (£125.00, www.jaeger.co.uk) will look neat ad chic with silk shirts and will fast become a work staple, while River Island’s cropped grey peg trouser are perfect to team with your brogues (£29.99, www.riverisland.com).

The peg doesn’t need to be restricted to the office, indulge in a luxurious velvet pair fro maximum impact. Try Asos’ pair in sleek slate grey, team with a plain vest top and killer heels for an effortlessly glamourous evening look.

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High-fashion designer trends are becoming increasingly accessible to the stylish masses thanks to the great British high street.

Now more than ever shops such as Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Jaeger, H&M, Monsoon, and Warehouse are offering fashion-forward pieces at affordable prices. This can only mean one thing, the playing field is leveling. No matter what your situation –   fantastic and individual looks are within reach.

For 2010, the designers have laid their cards on the table. In a stunning array of catwalk shows the looks were set for the autumn/winter season. All that remains to be seen is how you will translate them?

Will Louis Vuitton’s ‘50s ladylike innocence reign supreme? Or is 3.1 Phillip Lim’s ‘70s vibe what everyone will be channeling this winter?

The following 3 women have opened up their wardrobes to me so that I can find out just that…

Christa Bloom, 22, Writer

1) “Gothic”
Cape- Illustrated People
Pleather skirt- H&M
Tights- Accessorize
Boots- really cheap shoe shop!
Bag- Zara
Necklaces/bracelets- various

Worn to go shopping on Oxford St on a chilly day, cape is made from sweatshirt material so keeps it more casual against the chunky boots and lace-embroidered tights.

2) Evening maxi dress
Dress- vintage
Belt- Primark
Hairband- Topshop
Earrings- New Look
Platforms- New Look

Worn for a dinner at a fancy resturant, the platforms give me height to wear the dress and a 70s kick to it, but still feels very Gothic glam and thus more a/w.

3) Lace/shift/’60s-esque

Rabbit felt hat- vintage
Dress- Maya
Jacket- H&M
Fascinator worn as brooch- Chapau Claudette
Socks- New Look
Shoe boots- vintage
Bag- vintage

Dressing down the lace shift dress for a quiet evening at the pub with frilly socks and a camel trench- two of the seasons biggest trends. Hat and bag are more Mad Man-esque.

Christa’s style indicates a clear avoidance of just copying the trends set by designers, she informed me that she likes to minimise her time spent on the high-street so that she can hunt for one-off unique pieces off the beaten track.

Part 2 – See next post.

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