A stylist’s guide to dressing for every festive occasion
STYLE4 12월 2023
Glam up for Friendsmas, enjoy post-Christmas strolls with family or prep for jet-setting abroad – Katie Felstead has your winter wardrobe solutions sorted.
A festive Friendsmas

Whether it’s a night touring the city’s best bars or a low-key get-together at home, Friendsmas is always an excuse to dress up. Consider the occasion first and then play with fabrics to find a look that’s tailored to your plans. For example, low-key glamour can be achieved with silky fabrics worn alone or paired with ribbed knits for a relaxed agenda. Or adopt a late-night look by incorporating sequin separates to your usual night-out style.

Meet your shining armour

2.900 €

1.537 €



Showcased across the Autumn/Winter 2023 catwalks, “a strong shoulder line on a jacket looks infinitely modern,” says Katie, and offers protection when dashing across the city. “It can even be a dress or a T-shirt with a built-up shoulder” to give indoor silhouettes renewed definition.

Wear it with

229 €

160 €

Polo Ralph Lauren

'Sharae' skirt

140 €

89,90 €


Women's Melissa sweater

175 €

113 €


Stretch flared trousers with sequins

155 €

100 €


Long sleeved stretch top with sequins

139,95 €

99,95 €


Regular fit turtleneck jumper made from extra-fine merino wool

Practicality is key, so “invest in slim knitwear, even if it’s not something you would wear on its own.” Then, you have free rein to “bung on all the cosy layers.” Pick a plain base, so you can play with colour and print as you go. Oh, and extra points for carrying a trusty tote to bring all those newly sourced trinkets home…

Christmas markets

Fragrant orange, rich cinnamon and warming clove dancing through the air… little else savours the season like a visit to a Christmas market. But with tricky outdoor temperatures to navigate, you’ll need layers of warming knits to keep you feeling cosy (we hear a mug of steaming cocoa also helps). The trick to doing so without looking bulky? “Don’t do two of the same shape,” says Katie. Instead, size up in outerwear and choose looser silhouettes in those pieces you know you’ll be layering.

Wrap up in oversized, enveloping layers
Style it with

325 €

227,50 €

182 €


Teddy jacket

199 €

129 €


Women's sparkle yarn cable knit sweater

999 €

699 €

Polo Ralph Lauren

Duffel Coat

1.550 €

1.039 €


Men's shearling jacket with hood
Going out glam

If you’re heading out to celebrate the main event, you’ve an excuse to embrace all the opulence that comes with the season of celebration. Nothing looks more festive than sparkle, so use this as your opportunity to revive that sequin ensemble nestled in the back of your wardrobe. There’s also a richness in velvet and satin fabrics which, when defined by rich hues and fluid shapes, can carry just as much impact. The only rule? Don’t hold back.

All-out celebrations

95 €

64 €


Stud earrings

Consider upcycling your favourite LBD for a night in the city. “Costume jewellery is really big at the moment” and has the potential to completely change an outfit, says Katie. This winter, statement-making styles have been ruling the runways and are set to be a new favourite in your stack.

Party-proof your look

170 €

109 €


Morgan sequin dress

235 €

152 €



255 €

165 €


Wide Leg trousers

540 €

356,40 €


Divina Dress

56 €

44,80 €


Too Faced Eyeshadow Palette Cosmic Girl

To keep your eyeliner in check all night long, try this technique: after you've lined your eyes, seal it by gently patting eyeshadow in the same shade right on top. Voilà! Your eyeliner stays perfectly in place.

For eyes that sparkle

Give your eye makeup the effervescent touch of Christmas with shimmering silver tones and diamond-inspired sparkle. Start by applying a light grey shadow, intensify it around the crease, and accentuate the look with a fine black liner – Natsumi loves adding a feline flick. The pièce de résistance? Glitter! A touch of sparkle on your lids or beneath your lashes captures that Christmas magic. Finish with a cult-favourite mascara for head-turning drama.

Smoked-out eyes
Captivating eyes

29 €

23,20 €


2 be precise brow pencil

69 €

55,20 €


Yves Saint Laurent Libre EdT 30ml

37 €

29,60 €

Lancome available at Douglas

Hypnose Doll Eyes


Powder Blush
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