The Instagram-approved Christmas outfits to wear this festive season

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Christmas can prove a tricky period to navigate on the fashion front with spontaneous family gatherings, boozy pub lunches and muddy walks pencilled into the lineup.

Not forgetting our well-deserved date with the sofa this week, how does one dress for the festive holidays?

We’re looking to our favourite Instagram experts for the lowdown on how to wear 2018’s biggest trends whether you’re hoping to tackle sequins for a third year running or don’t know how to style out your festive knit.

From that Zara slip skirt to the hair accessory at the top of our wish list, these are the outfits we’ll be recreating this Christmas.

Get your hands on the coveted slip skirt

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Dress rehearsal

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We have blogger Monikh Dale to thank for our obsession with silk skirts after wholeheartedly throwing ourselves into the great Topshop debacle of 2018.

Hands up, who else unashamedly fought online for one of the label’s cult items? Guilty.

Now, Zara has jumped on the trend with the fash pack battling it out online for one of the brand’s sequinned skirts.

Team with a chunky knit and wrap-around kitten heels on Christmas Day – a sartorial recipe sure to provide plenty of leeway for pud.

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Dance the night away in a sequinned jumpsuit

For those of you who wish to dance the night away this Christmas without worrying about tearing your Topshop silk skirt, look no further than the party jumpsuit.

As demonstrated by writer Dolly Alderton, a sequinned number is sure to bag you extra festive points and this £389 LK Bennett number is at the top of our wish list RN.

Please, Santa?

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Look no further for the perfect excuse to dress up

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Christmas is the one time of year where it’s not frowned upon to don sparkles galore so why not go ‘out out’ with a floor-skimming number?

We have our hearts set on this Bombshell black sequinned gown modelled by our go-to style muse Bryony Gordon.

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‘Tis the season to trial this year’s biggest trend

You can always trust Laura Jackson to inspire your latest wish list and this festive season, we’re daring to trial the barrette trend.

Anthropologie’s pearl-emblazoned hair grips are already in our basket but if you’re after Jackson’s starfish clip then head over to Seoul Import’s Instagram page.

If it’s her seriously chic victoriana style dress that tickles your fancy then dig deep into your pockets for a slice of Molly Goddard magic.

Give the traditional festive knit a gram-worthy makeover

Who said you needed to sacrifice style when it comes to wearing the traditional festive knit? Snuggle up on the sofa this Christmas in one of Mango’s must-have chunky jumpers.

The only accessory you need is a box of Quality Street by your side.

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Add plaid to your fashion checklist

Our favourite northern blogger is our go-to muse for all things maximalism when it comes to festive dressing.

This year, we’re after this Topshop asymmetric dress. Psst, it’s just gone into the sale…

Team with a metallic coat, beaded bag and knee-high boots à la Ellaby.

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Suit up for Santa

If skirts (certainly dresses) are far from your style radar then see the festive period as the perfect excuse to invest in a chic co-ord.

Opt for a muted colour palette and corduroy for a trend which will see you through to spring. A worthy investment, no?

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Wrap up in Mango’s must-have coat

We’re dreaming of a white Christmas

So we can wear our new Mango coat, durrr.

Follow the fash pack’s example and wrap up for stompy countryside walks this week in one of the brand’s cult checked coats.

Drape over a chunky knit, rolled-up jeans and hiking boots for added sartorial points.

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