Creating an edit for La Redoute is a bit like being given the keys to a magical Christmas wardrobe: you’re not sure what delights you’ll find, but the gems on there are always worth the search.
For this one, I selected four looks - around the theme of coats and boots, of which there are so many great styles on the website.
We shot it in the beautiful city of Cambridge, where every corner is an Instagram dream - and I was delighted with how all four looks turned out.
Here are some of my thoughts and styling ideas behind each one:
As a mum of two children who love chocolate, winter white themed outfits aren’t hugely practical for my day to day. But I LOVE the sophisticated vibe they always give off - particularly in the run up to Christmas, where there are more party opportunities and places to rock the top to tonal look!
My starting point was this fab maxi trench, which is SUCH a brilliant investment as not only will it look great with trousers, but it also matches midi hemlines to give a clean, streamlined look. I replaced the belt from the trench with a leather bum bag, which acted as a hands-free belt and gave the whole outfit a more modern look.
I wore a pleated cream midi skirt underneath along with a cashmere crew neck jumper, to keep everything neutral and muted. White ankle boots added a contemporary twist.
I don’t wear a lot of black, but always turn to it when I want to look sophisticated with a French twist, perfect for an edit with La Redoute! This cute shirt dress has a red heart pattern all over it, giving a classic shape a whimsical twist.
Shirt dresses are another versatile wardrobe investment - you can undo the bottom buttons and wear tunic-style over trousers, or layer over a skinny-rib polo neck and wear with knee high boots.
I picked this chic Vanessa Seward coat because of the straight shape and red piping detail, I loved the fact it worked so well with the dress. But it would also look fab with a crisp white shirt and jeans. I added leather biker boots to toughen up quite a feminine look, but it would work beautifully with heels for a cool party style. The leopard clutch just made it feel more ‘me,’ because leopard is a neutral!
I loved this look - I felt as though I’d have fitted in perfectly at a lecture wearing it in Cambridge, one of the UK’s most prestigious university towns!
I picked this forest green skirt because of the colour AND the shape, which hits just below the knee and is an incredibly versatile shade to wear at this time of year because it mixes well with gorgeous autumnal shades of brown and orange.
I decided to pair it with a blouson sleeved chambray blouse because the lightweight denim colour way works well with the deeper green.
The brown checked coat adds a neutral print to tie it altogether, particularly worn with the fab lace up ankle boots.
The coat was my starting point for this patriotic look - as I just loved the clean, crisp checked print. It feels fresh and modern - and despite it being quite a busy pattern, would be incredibly versatile worn over simple separates or over block coloured dresses or jumpsuits.
I also personally love pairing prints like this check with a same-coloured stripe beneath, but for this outfit I kept the separates navy blue. The wide leg trousers are in a satin fabric and such a great buy as you could dress them down with trainers and a knit, or equally wear with heels and a glitzy top.