Fashion

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Discover your Seventies style siren

After autumn's Sixties fixation, designers inched forward for spring, landing squarely in the era of bell-bottoms, platforms and feathered hairdos (and that's just the men).

Bags of attitude

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With new drops landing in stores at a rate of knots, and sub-zero temperatures starting to subside, we're right on the cusp of the big spring fashion transition.

Button up for spring

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When it comes to investing in a good jacket, trends aren't usually top of the agenda. But this season, it's a no-brainer.

Fake your perfect figure

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Even if you've managed to stick to your newly-implemented, New Year body-honing regime, it can take a while to shift those pesky pounds, and with spring fashion collections rapidly arriving in shops, the incentive to get fit fast is even greater.

Figure out your perfect lingerie

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Treating yourself to some lovely lingerie to impress that special someone has become a time-honoured Valentine's Day tradition. But with the array of underwear on offer, it can be hard to know where to start - and what suits.

Flex your fashion muscles

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Since the dawn of time, or at least since the dawn of the gym, New Year's resolution lists have invariably included a pledge to get fit.

Just fur fun

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Faux fur is a no-brainer for winter, but now we're the wrong side of Christmas, natural tones and animal prints can feel a bit too, well, wintry.

Marsala mode

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If you need an excuse to break the January detox, pour yourself a nice glass of red and call it research.

A fresh start

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Now that the turkey leftovers are finally finished and the popping of Champagne corks is a distant memory, thoughts turn to the new year ahead.

Ladies who lounge

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Now that it's dark by about 3pm every day (sigh) and the weather's only going to get colder, leaving the house, even to socialise, is a pretty Herculean effort, isn't it?

Jewel purpose

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From colourful gem-covered cuffs that wouldn't look out of place on the Strictly dance floor, to dainty antique pieces and sleek minimalist designs, there are oodles of beautiful jewels to covet in the shops right now.

Figure out your perfect party dress

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Alongside all the gifts for your nearest and dearest, top of your shopping list right now should be a killer dress to see you through the cocktail parties and seasonal soirees that are no doubt crowding your December diary.

Time to reboot

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Along with your yearly hunt for the perfect coat and stocking up on scarves, shopping for boots is one of the best forms of retail therapy when winter really starts to bite - and this year there's a bumper crop to choose from.

Art attack

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Alongside all the ravishing red, fuzzy fur and fairy-tale gowns, a decidedly more intellectual trend emerged from the autumn/winter collections, with a gallery's worth of artistic references on show.

Hide and chic

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Not that there's anything wrong with a black biker jacket, but right now, it's time to shake things up with leather looks that are fresh, fun and fashion forward.

Playing the field

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With a Chanel 'gym' just opened in swanky New York department store Bergdorf Goodman (sort of - you can't actually workout there) and Alexander Wang's collection touching down in H&M this month, it's official: sport has never been more stylish.

Once upon a time…

Razan dress, 149GBP; Valencia shoe, 59GBP, Monsoon (www.monsoon.co.uk.), PA Photo/Handout

Fashion is often fantastical, but it's gone all-out this winter, as folklore and fairy tales were the inspiration for some of the stand-out shows during the AW14 fashion weeks.

Following suit

Red Herring notch neck jacket, 40GBP, and black trousers, 22GBP, Debenhams (www.debenhams.com), PA Photo/Handout

Cast your mind back to a time, not that long ago, when the only reason you'd pull that tired old trouser suit (black, of course) from the depths of your wardrobe was for a job interview - or a funeral.

Seeing red

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In a sea of dark neutrals, red is fashion's standout hue of choice this season.