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#CocoFashion : A guide to looking effortlessly stylish this season

Just because the weather has taken a turn for the worst, it doesn’t mean we don’t want to look good.

Just because the weather has taken a turn for the worst, it doesn’t mean we don’t want to look good. Striking the balance between style and practicality is difficult, especially when you’re hanging on to every precious second of sleep!

Thankfully, looking effortlessly stylish isn’t as difficult as you first thought — or as time-consuming as you were led to believe.

Explaining the essentials you’ll need to master this season’s most fabulous look is knitwear retailer QUIZ Clothing:

Know your knitwear
This time of year and knitwear go perfectly hand-in-hand, meaning we can step out looking super cosy and comfortable. This year’s biggest trends include; cableknit, striped and oversized jumpers. Having some staple knitwear pieces in your wardrobe is essential for the colder months and can keep your outfits on fleek.

Dresses
An essential look year after year, throw on a jumper dress and thick tights for the ultimate in cosy glamour. There is no time wasted choosing matching garments and with long, knitted sleeves, there’s no need to scour your closet for a complementing coat either.

Christmas spirit can quickly turn a day at the festive markets into a night out with the girls. If there’s a high chance of this happening, lift your look with over-the-knee boots. If you’re in the mood to show off your curves, wrap a chunky belt around your dress to nip your waist in.

Layer up
You can transform any outfit with a simple spot of layering. Layering is pretty self-explanatory and is achieved by wearing a polo neck underneath a square-necked top. Couple with your favourite pair of jeans and an ankle boot to fully master the look.

You can even extend layering to your work wardrobe too. Wear a turtle neck under a smart blazer to create an office-ready look.

Beaut boots
Each year a new boot reigns supreme, and this time it’s the turn of sock boots. They feature a pointed toe, high heel and textured fabric that fits to the ankle. They pull-on for extra ease and can be paired with jeans during the day and a stylish skirt for a night on the town.

When it comes to colours, black is a great choice as it can be worn with pretty much any outfit. Choose a pair with a chunky heel so that they’re suitable for day and night time.

Add your accessories
The right accessories can instantly update any outfit and, as a bonus, they’re really affordable too.

This season is all about statement earrings. Tassels, chunky metal and huge hoops (yep, they’re still on trend) are all acceptable this autumn/winter and can be matched with most outfits. Choose a black or gold pair to make sure that they complement your ensemble and keep them in your bag to slip in for after-work drinks.

Keep your bags small and practical, such as a small leather bag or backpack. Black is an ideal option to go for if you’re hoping to use it every day; buy one with a cute pattern on to keep things interesting. Or purchase a brightly coloured one, such as red or gold, and then buy matching shoes – pair with jeans and a dressy top for a cute look.

Master this season’s dress code and invest in just a few simple wardrobe staples.