Fine feath­ers will add a fes­tive layer to your Christ­mas. Fin­ish the look with re­worked biker jacket and skinny jeans

Fes­tive feath­ers are on our agenda this week­end. We met Jo­lene Cal­laghan to style a stand­out look for the up­com­ing fes­tiv­i­ties. Invest in some state­ment pieces, pair them with the old re­li­ables from your wardrobe and you have a look that will turn heads.

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1. Feath­ers: This beau­ti­ful piece is an out­fit in it­self. All of our wardrobes are full of black sta­ple pieces – throw on this feather beauty and you have a whole new look. Some­times we have to be brave and pur­chase items slightly out­side the com­fort zone but, as we can see from Cal­laghan, the re­sult is a showstopper. Avail­able from Top­shop (¤112), or you could buy feather trim from WH Trim­mings on Capel Street, Dublin 1 and make your own.

2. Jacket: “The biker jacket is my best friend. Ev­ery­one needs a best friend. It is the most ver­sa­tile piece of cloth­ing I own. My rec­om­men­da­tion is that you buy a re­worked one: the leather is vin­tage and beau­ti­fully soft, but it comes in a range of sizes, which is very un­usual for vin­tage pieces. This piece is worth its weight in gold – it works year-round and is per­fect for lay­er­ing at this time of year.” Nine Crow Street, 5 Or­mond Quay Lower (¤160).

3. Shoes: It is un­usual to find a company ded­i­cated to ex­per­tise in shoe man­u­fac­tur­ing. Melvin-Hamil­ton is a Ger- man-based shoe company. Its de­signs are beau­ti­ful and although it usu­ally fo­cuses on men’s shoes, their fe­male ad­di­tions are on par to the men’s de­signs. Also, buy­ing from th­ese guys almost elim­i­nates the pos­si­bil­ity of any­one else hav­ing the same shoes as you. Vivien 5 Paston style from Melvin-Hamil­ton (¤169.90), melvin-hamil­ton.com.

4. Jeans: Dr Denim Soli­taire high-waist jeans. “I think I might have found the per­fect black skinny jeans, although maybe even say­ing that out loud will jinx it. They are very stretchy made from 98 per cent cot­ton and 2 per cent elas­tane, very high-waisted and have front and back pock­ets. The Holy Grail of jeans. You heard it here first.” Asos, ¤55.72. They are also avail­able in Brown Thomas stores all over Ire­land.

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