Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of sparkle, and that goes for your festive outfit too!
With ‘Strictly’ in full swing on the TV, you may be inspired to go all out with the glitz and glamour; then again you might be thinking of something more subtle in the shimmer stakes. Whatever your preference, your local Luna boutique is the place to go for your must-have fashion look over the coming weeks.
Particular favourites of ours for the party season are wide-legged lurex trousers with a tie-waist, which fall softly and beautifully. Team with a choice of matching long-sleeved tunics – edged with varying degrees of diamante – and you will be the belle of the ball at every party going, and also look uber-cool on Christmas Day itself. (And no one will ever guess that the trousers have an elasticated waist so they are uber-comfortable too; if you don’t tell anyone, nor will we.) Both the trousers and tops are just £35 each and come in a range of colourways including black, gold, silver, red and blue.
There are lots more choices of tops too: Papillome’s jumpers in soft grey and caramel are prettily decorated with lines of diamante all the way down the front (£48). Also very eye-catching, and with added sparkle, are boat-neck tops with larger sequins adorning the bottom edge and cuffs (£50); in material that falls gently and elegantly, these are perfect over trousers, jeans and jeggings.
And never mind a star on top of the Christmas tree, you can be the star of the show in one of our star-themed jumpers. A big and bold diamante star features on knee-length tunic/jumpers, (£45); or try a long-line jumper with stars splayed across the chest and sleeve (in warming shades of forest green and dove grey, £40); then there’s C Valentyne’s more delicate long-line look with pretty diamante stars (£50). A star is also subtly patterned into the back of long lurex cardigans by Version Feminin – a little sparkle, a little drama and a lot fabulous in black, navy and sage green (£45).
Head out to the party in a luxurious cashmere-blend black cape sprinkled with diamantes and edged with a fur trim (by Jayley, £75), or a gorgeous hooded faux fur coat by FN Fashion of Italy (also £75). These soft, fluffy numbers come in cranberry, baby pink, grey and black and will see you through the coldest winter days.
Finally, stay extra warm when heading for the great outdoors with a fabulous bobble hat. Ours come in all sorts of colours (some sparkling with sequins and pearls) with toning furry bobbles … including rainbow ones! At £28–£35 they make great presents, as do our super-soft, super-big, tasselled scarves, patterned with a subtle check and in loads of colourways, and just £20. Why not add one to your Christmas list?