15 items in our fashion editor’s Christmas wishlist

It’s that time of year when we start surfing online and trawling IRL to try and find the perfect presses for our loved ones. And if you have a fashion lover in your life, there can be a huge amount to choose from.

When in doubt, my advice would be to keep it reasonably simple, buy fewer but better quality fashion goodies, and always keep your receipts.

I, like most fashion editors, have an absolutely full wardrobe of clothes. So I feel I should preface this list by saying that I need absolutely nothing for Christmas. However, since my job is to spend all day looking at the latest and greatest products, a mental wish list inevitably builds up.

From the perfect chic yet snug sweater to a super slick ski suit and some mood-boosting knickers, here are 15 items I can’t get out of my head that I definitely wouldn’t mind spotting under the tree.

Shearling jacket for acne

Acne

An oversized shearling jacket is at the top of my wish list this Christmas — and this Acne is the best of the bunch. They look great with funnel neck tops (see Cos I Want below) and jeans, or with peeking kilts as styled at the Miu Miu show.

£2300; shop here

Tada & Toy silver baguette hoops

Tad and toy

Silver jewelry is back in a big way, I’m really enjoying its fresh look after years of ubiquitous gold hoops and chains. This baguette crystal pair from London label Tada & Toy is chunky enough for daytime but brilliantly flashy for parties. I already own these in gold and they are really good quality, nice and light weight.

£210; shop here

Abercrombie flannel shirt

Abercrombie

Ever since Kate Moss walked the Bottega Veneta spring/summer 2023 show wearing a plaid shirt (which was actually leather) and jeans, I’ve found myself wishing for a lumberjack shirt like the ones I lived in half the 2000s. This one from Abercrombie will look great over a white tank top and mid blue denim, and I’ll probably add some rhinestone jewels to give it some sparkle.

£52; shop here

Prada slingback pumps

Prada

I’ve been eyeing a pair of slingbacks from Prada for a while, and this new-season style with a silver toe is super stylish. At £900 they’re quite a hefty investment, but I think they’ll really enhance a multitude of outfits in my wardrobe – from jeans and a blazer to an LBD and sheer black tights.

£900; shop here

H&M one-shoulder top with floral application

H&M

After seeing corsets and floral embellishments all over the SS23 runways, I can’t wait to add some flower power to my wardrobe, and this gorgeous top from H&M is the perfect, wallet-friendly way to do it. She’ll be wearing it with black vinyl leather pants and black boots for a fresh take on festive dressing.

£19.99; shop here

Cos cashmere sweater with Breton stripes and funnel neck

Cos

At the top of the list of things every woman needs to survive the gloomy January is one truly outstanding jumper. Cult label Toteme released a Breton-striped funnel-neck knit earlier this year that went viral on the gram, but this cashmere staple by Cos is just as classic and cool, and it’s half the price. She’ll wear it with black leggings and knee-high boots and a heavy jacket turned inside out.

£225; shop here

Eberjey super soft pajamas

Eberjey

Silk pajamas sure look chic, but they are a nightmare to wash and I actually don’t find them all that comfortable to sleep on. Unlike these fantastic Eberjeys, which are made from a stretch modal fabric that is exceptionally soft against the skin. How honestly, ridiculous. I bought my first pair a few years ago and have never looked back.

£141 for the set; shop here

Reiss satin long skirt

Reiss

I can’t remember the last time I wore a maxi skirt, but they were all over the SS23 runways and now I find myself craving a maxi skirt that flutters to the floor. This flattering black satin bias cut maxi by Reiss would look great with heels and a tank top for the holidays, or dressed down with boots and a fine knit for a cozy Christmas dinner.

£178; shop here

Déhanche belt in black leather

Dehanche

Aside from washing your hair, a stylish belt is an easy way to give your jeans, shirt, and boots (my uniform) a simple twist. This lovely black leather piece from new belt label Déhanche (soon to be launched at Browns and Farfetch) will instantly make me feel healthier and will also complement my ever-expanding collection of silver jewellery.

£183.98; shop here

Dora Larsen underwear set

Dora Larsen

For a long time, I thought that having bigger boobs meant sticking to black or nude bras with thicker straps, or spending a mouth-watering fortune at Rigby & Peller. Then I discovered London-based label Dora Larsen, who make cute lingerie in an impressive range of sizes. The fit is amazing, and the color palettes are as mood-boosting as the reasonable prices.

£65 for the bra; shop here

The Augustinus Bader The Face Cream Mask

Augustus Bader

My skin is always dehydrated and in winter it becomes particularly dull and dry. I’m already a fan of Augustus Bader’s incredible face cream, and now he’s applied his famous TFC8® technology (pioneered for burn victims) to a mask. He has a complex of Swiss grapes and polysaccharides to hydrate, lift and plump and plenty of vitamin C to stimulate collagen production while firming and brightening. You can use it as a quick fix before the party, but I’ll leave it overnight to (hopefully) clear my Christmas hangover.

£165; shop here

Sky blue tennis necklace

Heavenly London

A serious diamond tennis necklace is on my list of things to buy when I grow up (date TBC), but until then this fabulous diamond imitation from Heavenly London will do just fine.

Heavenly London graduated “diamond” collar, £265; shop here

Jigsaw cashmere beanie

Puzzle

Balaclavas are set to become the go-to headwear of Winter ’22 for hardcore fashionistas. I’m not entirely sure I’m ready, though, and will stick with a chic and timeless cashmere beanie. This one from Jigsaw ticks all the boxes.

£65; buy it here

Hersheson hair dryer

Hersheson

Drying my hair is without a doubt the most boring ten minutes of my day. This new hair dryer from Hersheson is thought to be seven times faster than other hair dryers, which sounds like great news to me. It’s cute and compact, and weighs just 294g, making it perfect for travel. More importantly, though, it protects hair with a technology called “Oxy Active” that emits active oxygen, which boosts shine and protects hair’s elasticity—both things my tresses need help with in the winter.

£295; shop here

Perfect Moment ski suit

Perfect moment

I go skiing at Christmas and there’s nothing I’d love to hit the slopes in more than a Perfect Moment onesie. They’re fun, flattering and surprisingly warm, and look great under matching duvets on chillier days. An investment certainly, but the solid color retro designs are timeless and so well built they will last decades.

£790; shop here

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