Posted by Bethan Holt, Junior Fashion Editor at Large

I thought this post was going to be about all the best things which I've seen at the July press days over the past few weeks. The 'Christmas in July' press day is now a well-established fixture on the press calendar where we go and see what will be in the stores during the festive period as well as having to confront cashmere socks and mince pies while the world boils away in a heatwave outside. In some cases, we also get to see designers' Resort collections which is effectively the first taste of next Summer. A sense of perspective is essential.

Anyway, I have noticed that all the things I most loved could come together to create quite a look. Something like a combination of Little Edie, Diana Vreeland and Louis Vuitton AW13.

It involves, first of all, a fabulously jewelled turban. I spied this one at River Island...

Then comes a matching set of something wildly printed.

For warmer times, this faded leopard print trouser suit by Raquel Allegra is perfect.

For every day Autumnal, it's ASOS's check and leopard skirt suit

For party times, Miss Selfridges' ornate cocktail co-ord..

Or at Liberty, Oliva von Halle's new silky PJ sets were the ultimate for wafting glamorously about the place.

Match any one of these outfits with a funny animal stole courtesy of ASOS (that face!) which undoubtedly references Marc Jacobs' AW13 show....

And the cherry on the wild wardrobe cake, Joanne Stoker pom-pom heels from Atelier-to-Go.

The perfect outfit for Christmas?


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