Every day is a good day for this outfit. FEMAIL unveils the top trends for this season in the countdown towards New Year

  • Amy Kester gives fashion tips for the most glamourous week of the year 
  • UK-based style consultant says that comfort is crucial when choosing festive clothes
  • A selection of stylish items are available online or in High Street shops.  

1. Christmas Eve

It’s the start of the most glamorous week of the year. Whether you’re doing a spot of gift shopping or meeting up with friends, a jazzy blazer takes seconds to throw on and gives instant Christmas cheer. You can pair it with jeans or a roll neck for a casual look, or you could wear it with a dress and simple jeans. This Reiss-style ticks several trend boxes — double-breasted, chunky, metallic — and it will see you through the festive season and beyond.

 2. Christmas Day

A grownup version of the holiday frock is required for this event. Comfort is more important than looking the part. L.K.’s stunning green velvet dress is gorgeous. Bennett has a shirred bodice with jewelled buttons which flares into a floaty skirt — meaning you can indulge in that extra mince pie. For sparkle, add statement earrings and the most extravagant flats.

Dress, £319, lkbennett.com

Dress, £319, lkbennett.com

3. Boxing Day

We don’t want to squeeze into anything too glamorous on Boxing Day. So for the traditional family walk, try this Thermowarmth duvet coat from Marks & Spencer. The trend for winter outerwear is the puffer coat. This one is rainproof, so you’ll be stylish and warm no matter what the weather. Add snug boots such as this faux fur-lined pair, also from M&S.

4. December 27

Phew! Finally, some rest. Pyjamas are all you’ll need — for extra style points try this silk pair from Yolke in an elegant winter floral. They’re posh enough that you won’t be embarrassed if unexpected visitors arrive on your doorstep. The fashionistas are all wearing PJs for evening dos now — just add a chic hair accessory and fancy shoes.

5. December 28

Ah, the dreaded in-between days, of ‘Twixmas’ when you might be tempted to let standards slip. Instead of falling for the traps of athleisure, opt instead for stylish trousers. No one will ever guess that hidden elasticated waistbands make these as comfy as leggings — but with far more flair. Me+Em’s geometric print pair are made of recyled satin. For something simpler that still packs a style punch, there’s Essentiel Antwerp’s block colour styles. Add some style to your outfit by adding a blouse or an oversized knit.

6. December 29,

Boldly-patterned Fair Isle jumpers were once the perfect Christmas gift. There are many styles that draw inspiration from traditional woollies.

You can find them in all High Street shops. Chinti & Parker have cool après ski designs and, at Next, you can kit out the whole family in matching sweaters. Perfect if you’re hitting the sales or just re-stocking the larder with a swift trip to the supermarket.

Sweater, £175, aspiga.com

Sweater, £175, aspiga.com

7. December 30

Do nothing the day before New Year. So treat yourself to a cosy loungewear set, whether you’re pampering yourself before a party or revelling in not having to leave the house. You can find luxurious cashmere tops, joggers and more at The White Company. Fenwick, a department store in London has launched Fenwick at Home. This range includes cashmere pieces from Tuscany.

Cashmere hoodie, £179 and joggers, £179, thewhitecompany.com

Cashmere hoodie, £179 and joggers, £179, thewhitecompany.com