A fashionable Noel demands a versatile wardrobe. When else in the year are you likely to change from snowman jumper to sequin dress on the same day?
Minimalism is perfectly acceptable for the majority of the year, but December is undoubtedly the month of overstated glamour and glitz.
Forget the tinsel, the tree and the mistletoe. The must-have decor for the festive season is the kind that you can wear - the Christmas jumper.
It doesn't take a genius to work out that sub-zero temperatures require serious layers. But there's a cosy shortcut that's a marvel at keeping out the cold single-handedly - faux fur.
Anyone who remembers photosynthesis from school biology lessons will know that most flowers require sunshine to grow. But not the fauna that's exploded on to the high street this season...
If you need a foolproof wardrobe formula this season, adopt the square route for some simple fashion mathematics.
Some trends focus on prints, others concentrate on colour, but this season there's a look that's based entirely on touch.
No need to trawl the fancy dress shops for a Halloween look this year. The high street is full of devilishly dark pieces to work a convincing Gothic vibe.
The big love affair began with Harry Styles on his 19th birthday back in February. Not the One Direction heart-throb himself, but his printed shirt.
With the new season heralding a change in climes, it's time to get down to serious fashion business. Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean you can let the temperatures drop when it comes to your workwear wardrobe.
If there's one wardrobe staple for which impulse buys should be banned, it's the winter coat.
The Beckhams partied together in matching black tuxes, Cate Blanchett provided the Hollywood glamour and One Direction's Harry Styles proved himself to be a front row regular.