The 4 accessories that will upgrade your Christmas look

1. The Over the Knee Sock Boot

https://www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/917982/jimmy_choo/lorraine-85-crushed-stretch-velvet-over-the-knee-boots

I know I harp on about the OKB but really I am still convincing clients and friends that these are the simplest answer to upgrade your look right now, AND before you ask, you can be over 40. Jimmy Choo does it (above) but here are the high-street versions.

But this party season we have the Over the Knee Sock Boot. The great thing about these boots are they come in an abundance of rich colours and fabrics so you can match the boot to your old dresses. They also come in velvet, silky fabrics and embroidey so it will give va va voom to your favourite LBD or give your old midi some edge. TIP: undo the buttons and show some leg.

 Burgundy, Kitten Heel,  Zara £29.99

Burgundy, Kitten Heel, Zara £29.99

 Printed  Zara £89.99

Printed Zara £89.99

 Black satin at  Next £50

Black satin at Next £50

 So here's me about to go the Headmasters Party. I bought the Zara kitten heels as I don't want anything too high. I'll be wearing these all Christmas.

So here's me about to go the Headmasters Party. I bought the Zara kitten heels as I don't want anything too high. I'll be wearing these all Christmas.

2. Go large on earrings

I've always been a big earring fan loved a Pat Butcher sized earrings. This season large earrings are an easy way to add glamour last years lace top or cashmere polo neck . TIP: Let the earrings do the talking and avoid any necklaces. 

https://www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/908888/Etro/gold-plated-crystal-earrings
 Emerald tasselled at  Anthropologie £58

Emerald tasselled at Anthropologie £58

 Pearl, jewels and glitter!  Zara £12.00

Pearl, jewels and glitter! Zara £12.00

 These large earrings are from  Belle Modelle . I like to wear statement earrings in the day to add a fashion twist to an outfit. Here I've worn them with a sporty style. 

These large earrings are from Belle Modelle. I like to wear statement earrings in the day to add a fashion twist to an outfit. Here I've worn them with a sporty style. 

3. Beret

The bobble hat has been replaced by the Beret. So much more chic and easier to wear. A modern Parisan style that you can choose in your favourite colour. Zara, TopShop and ASOS are great places to start. TIP: Choose your colour carefully. Red is best on me but black is chic so long as I have bright lips.

https://www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/954398/philip_treacy/velour-beret
 Pearl charcoal beret  Top Shop £16

Pearl charcoal beret Top Shop £16

 Asos £12

Asos £12

 I have always collected Berets from charity shops to vintage market so its a piece I've always worn. This mohair one has sparkles and it was a gift - it comes out every Christmas. 

I have always collected Berets from charity shops to vintage market so its a piece I've always worn. This mohair one has sparkles and it was a gift - it comes out every Christmas. 

4. A bright mini cross bag

I have to admit, if I were to buy shoes or bags it would always be shoes, but I'm loving the small bright cross body bags out at the moment. Buy one in a bright pop of colour and this will brighten up your winter look. This is great way to add colour to a minimal look. TIP: look at your wardrobe of clothes and pick out a contrasting colour so the bag pops out!

 Accessorize Cooper Camera Bag £25

Accessorize Cooper Camera Bag £25

I've yet to find my perfect handbag...on my wish list....well I've got to have a wish list too!!