Fashion

Watch the (pink) birdy

Tu at Sainsbury's flamingo motif jumper, £20 (available in stores)

Fashion is taking flight this season, with bird prints aplenty. But there's one species that's winging its way to the top of every wish list - flamingos.

In full bloom

Victoire floral coat, £150; Blythe print blouse, £45; Victoire print skirt, £69; all East (www.east.co.uk)

Bouquets may look pretty in vases, but why not try wearing your blooms too?

Gown and out

Cate Blanchett Armani Prive at the Oscars at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

And the award for Best Dressed goes to... There's no official style accolade for winners on the red carpet, but you wouldn't know it with the amount of column inches the awards season spectacle racks up.

Mono mania

Monochrome geo print cardigan, £28, check woven top, £20; white pencil skirt, £25; all BHS (www.bhs.co.uk)

If you're not quite ready to leap onto spring's key trends, go back to black and white basics instead.

Fashion week's front runners

Cara Delevingne leading out models onto the catwalk during the Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2014 show at Perks Field, Kensington Gardens, London

The style merry-go-round of clothing collections has stopped spinning for another season.Over five whirlwind days, 77 designers showcased their Autumn/Winter 2014 collections at London Fashion Week.

Jean therapy

Hobbs NW3 Boyfriend jeans, £79, Hobbs (www.hobbs.co.uk)

There are trends that fade in and out, and then there is steadfast denim.

Mapping out your co-ordinates

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Banish the frumpy notion of twin sets and pearls from your mind. This season, doing the double has never been so chic.

Cheat a slimmer silhouette

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January begins with the best of intentions, but if reality is biting you on the bottom and your three-times-a-week gym resolution is fading fast, cheat!

Give your fitness a fashion boost

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If you signed up for gym membership at the beginning of January and you're already flagging, look to your workout wardrobe - the perfect way (besides a shouty personal trainer) to boost your motivation levels.

Look New Year radiant

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If you've overdosed on festive red, green and gold, colour respite comes in the form of Radiant Orchid.

Time to transform

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It may be a cliche but the New Year is the perfect time for some 'new you' intervention.

Sale away with a bargain

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You've shopped until you dropped but it's not over yet... The moment all your carefully hand-picked presents are unwrapped on Christmas morning, the attention can shift to, well, you.

Drinking in the latest trend

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Forget fancy cocktails and bottles of fizz, this time of year is all about a gigantic splash of red - when it comes to your wardrobe, at least.

Season of style magic

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A fashionable Noel demands a versatile wardrobe. When else in the year are you likely to change from snowman jumper to sequin dress on the same day?

Festive fancies

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Minimalism is perfectly acceptable for the majority of the year, but December is undoubtedly the month of overstated glamour and glitz.

Be a festive knitwit

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Forget the tinsel, the tree and the mistletoe. The must-have decor for the festive season is the kind that you can wear - the Christmas jumper.

Furry good fashion

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It doesn't take a genius to work out that sub-zero temperatures require serious layers. But there's a cosy shortcut that's a marvel at keeping out the cold single-handedly - faux fur.

Budding genius

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Anyone who remembers photosynthesis from school biology lessons will know that most flowers require sunshine to grow. But not the fauna that's exploded on to the high street this season...

Keep it in check

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If you need a foolproof wardrobe formula this season, adopt the square route for some simple fashion mathematics.