The fashion story this winter is country chic for outdoors wear, with leather strappy boots, tweed and thick wool mix capes and coats, while indoors you will be luxuriating in rich jewel coloured velvets and silks.  So what to wear with your best winter outfits?  Here are five of this season’s must have accessories :

As fair isle patterns are all the rage this winter, with traditional patterns seen on cosy jumpers and girl-next-door woollen dresses, a thick-knit fair isle pattern scarf with a deeply ribbed feature hem is ideal for keeping you warm on the coldest day.  And if you want to double up, it would make a perfect Xmas present for your nearest and dearest.

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For footwear to go with one of this season’s popular knitted capes or ponchos, long stretch boots look stunning, or check out the Next collection of womens shoes for the latest in man brogues and loafers.  Must have accessory?  The cosiest tights in town, a pair of grey angora wool mix marl tights, perfect for wearing with a flowing cape or that demure little tweed coat.

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Chunky knitwear is as popular as ever this winter, and necklines are the big story, with generous shawl collars that you can bury your face in when the wind blows cold, or deep roll-necks.  To team the latest look with up-to-the-minute style, go for G-Star’s black chunky knit cardigan (pictured) worn with a black faux fur snood, or to glam up the outfit, choose a sequin striped or glitter snood.

Chunky knit cardigan from Next, £125

Jewellery has gone big and dramatic for the winter, to complement the lush silks and velvets of the Twilight influenced nouveau goth look.  Colours are deep ruby reds and rich purples, and long crystal bead necklaces are twined together with metallic silver ropes to give a luxurious glamour to the plainest black outfit.  Have fun with over-sized chandelier earrings in lacy silver, beaded jet, or light-catching sparkling crystal.

Back in fashion following Keira Knightley’s success in “Anna Karenina” are delicious little fur-embellished hats with skimpy veils, ideal for vamping it up for an evening cocktail party, worn with a severely tailored dark knee-length dress and the highest of high stiletto heels

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