When it comes to winter dressing, it’s all too easy to start feeling drab.
With the skies darkening, we find ourselves going into hibernation mode with a wardrobe that’s 95% black - then wondering why everything feels so repetitive.
Contrary to popular perception, though, we needn’t abandon our love of colour when the mercury drops - especially when we’re heading into festive season.
If you’re feeling bored by your current choices, Tory Burch’s new holiday collection holds plenty of inspiration.
From statement-making fashion to offbeat accessories, the latest offering is filled with elevated pieces that can help you get in the festive spirit - after all, this year we need it more than ever.
Consider these six pieces your cheat sheet…
1. The statement dress
Everyone needs a throw-on-and-go dress in their arsenal, and this embroidered, geometric maxi dress is one silhouette that makes winter dressing delightfully low-maintenance.
Team with your favourite black boots, a leather jacket, and the most minimal of accessories such as a pair of gold hoops - the dress alone will ensure all eyes are on you.
2. The earrings
As much as we love piling on our accessories, sometimes less is more - and with the trend for architectural, shoulder-sweeping earrings still going strong, it only takes one considered pair to inject a little excitement into your look.
With moulded modern hoops wrapped in gold-plated brass coils, these artfully glamorous earrings are a work of art in their own right and will take you through the Christmas season and beyond.
3. The everyday bag
Nothing says Christmas like red and gold, and this shoulder bag is a sleeker, chicer and festive iteration of the ‘90s staple handbag.
This butter-soft leather beauty is finished with sculptural brass hardware and a twisted rope chain. Side-slung accessories never looked cooler.
4. The party dress
Light neutrals and muted tones are frequently neglected in our winter wardrobes, but they lend a striking counterpoint to the endless rotation of blue, black and grey.
This ethereal lurex gown is just the kind of understated festive piece that will make your day feel infinitely more special when wafting around the house - and if you’re venturing out, simply toughen up with biker boots and a teddy coat.
5. The heels
A classic black heel is a sartorial staple that should carry you through the seasons - but finding the perfect pair can often feel like mission impossible.
Crafted from soft leather and decorated with crystal brooches, these chic leather pumps will go with pretty much everything in your wardrobe, and will last you for years to come.
6. The evening bag
There’s a certain kind of magic to be found in the coming of the first frost, when you step outside to find the leaves and trees gilded with ice.
So if you’ve been thinking about upgrading your trusty black bag, this beautifully embroidered velvet design will definitely bring the snow queen vibes when you step out this Christmas.
Brighten up your winter wardrobe and shop Tory Burch’s Holiday 2020 collection now.
Christobel Hastings is a London-based journalist covering pop culture, feminism, LGBTQ and lore.