Fashion

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Clash in on spring's hot hues

What colour clothing are you wearing right now? If the answer is black, blue or grey, you're in good company, as 23% of Brits are most likely to wear monochrome on a daily basis.

In with the new

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Sometimes, the spring collections offer us a fashion overhaul; a tectonic shift in sartorial landscape.

Time to knit pick

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Hate to break it to you, but even though the shops are pushing spring trends already, we've still got a hefty whack of dreary weather to get through.

Just a little something...

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Most of the time, underwear shopping is a bit of a chore, but in the run up to February 14 it's a lot more fun, as we let loose and ignore the practical in favour of the playful.

Wipe the slate green

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Quite the departure from last year's muted rose quartz and 'serenity' blue duo, 'Greenery' has been declared Colour of the Year for 2017.

Twisted tradition

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'Modern heritage' may sound like a contradiction in terms, but that's exactly what so many of the autumn/winter catwalks served up: Timeless British fabrics and prints reimagined for today, bringing country casuals onto the city streets.

Snuggle up in style

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Cold days, long nights and the post-Christmas slump create the perfect storm right about now, and make spending nights and weekends snuggled up on the sofa more appealing than ever.

New year, new kit

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'New Year, new you' might be a hackneyed cliche - and, in fact, experts agree that trying to overhaul every area of your life at once is pretty much guaranteed to end in failure - but using that new-start motivation to propel your lazy bones off the sofa is no bad thing.

Pamper and preen like a pro

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When it comes to your wardrobe and beauty cabinet, it's all too easy to fall back on the familiar. So make 2017 your year to mix it up and try something new, and set yourself a fashion or beauty resolution that gives you your mojo back.

'Tis the season to be matchy

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When it comes to finishing touches, you can't get more polished than a mani that matches your outfit. The matchy-matchy trend may be subtle, but wearing tips the exact same shade as your clutch bag takes accessorising to a whole new level.

Find your festive finishing touch

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While fashion has gone to the max this season with crushed velvet, shimmering materials and embroidery galore, in the jewellery department, it's all feeling decidedly more minimalist.

Embrace the Eighties

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Where Hedi Slimane goes, the fash pack follows, so when the designer delved deep into the Eighties for his final Saint Laurent show earlier this year, it was only a matter of time before retailers followed suit (or should that be cocktail dress?).

Sizing up your perfect party pieces

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Plus-size fashion - increasingly being labelled the 'curve' collections - really went mainstream this year, thanks to 'Body Positive' models like Ashley Graham and Tess Holliday.

'Tis the season… to party!

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Whether it's the office Christmas bash, a family get-together or mulled wine and merriment with the girls, the season they call 'party' offers a multitude of opportunities to get our gladdest rags on.

Style that's SEW cool

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Glamorous, gorgeous and opulent - the heavily embellished frocks that floated down the Alexander McQueen and Dolce and Gabbana AW16 catwalks were truly out of this world, and those shows have gone on to fuel one of autumn's biggest trends.

Slip into winter

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Eveningwear aside, we don't tend to associate silk with cold-weather fashion, but this season, the catwalks will have you reconsidering the fluid fabric.

Get in step with winter trends

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Colder weather calls for more practical footwear choices, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun with your winter warmers.

Join the velvet revolution

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After a couple of seasons skirting on the style peripheries, the velvet revolution has arrived in full force for AW16.

The cover stars

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With heatwave season a distant memory, the search for that dream winter cover-up is well and truly on. If you haven't already found the ultimate staple that'll see you through to next spring, you'd best be quick - the fashion pack cherry-pick their cold-weather coat of arms back in balmy July.