TRIED AND TESTED
Emily, 21, left, and Matthew Chandler, 19, above, Edinburgh
E: My shoes are docs, trousers weekday, jacket is Monki, top is reclaimed ASOS and my bag is Urban Outfitters. I like a lot of Instgaram influencers as style inspiration, and I love Emma Connolly.
M: My trousers are 10-years-old, my shoes are converse, my top is Urban Outfitters.
WITH Christmas shopping reaching fever pitch I’m looking for an escape and preferably one that doesn’t involve a long car journey.
Glasgow’s only five-star hotel, the Kimpton Blythswood
Ruairi Barfoot, 23, below, Hyndland
My shoes are Fenty Pumas from Rihanna. My trousers are Issy Miyaki, my T-shirt is a graphic T from Urban Outfitters, my jacket is Calvin Klein and my shirt is YSL that was £3.50. All I do is shop in charity shops or Depop. I love designer but I can’t afford it so I buy it all on Depop. My trousers were only £30 but they retail for £350. I don’t have an influence, I just like what I like – anything very patterned, ugly, bright things that get you stopped on the street.
Margaret Warren, 63, right, Milngavie
My coat is Maxmarra, scarf from a christmas fair, shirt from Maxmarra, Jeans from Zara and shoes from Dune. I’m inspired by a mixture of things. I think eclectic. Age doesn’t enter into style, its what suits you. I think that Twiggy looks brilliant. I think its lovely to see older women still working in the fashion industry, it’s so great.
Square, offers a range of reasonably priced spa deals for early birds, owls and everyone in between.
I’m booked in for an Afternoon of Indulgence, which includes afternoon tea, a revitalising 1hr massage and use of the hotel’s hugely popular thermal experience.
The Blythswood has added a new cafe to the spa area for a pre-spa lunch and with the soft lighting and calm ambience I’m already feeling very relaxed.
I’ve opted for the pescatarian afternoon tea and enjoy a savoury and sweet treats, including smoked salmon on rye bread, scones with cream and jam and delicious bite-sized pastries and macarons.
After the delicious food is fully digested I head to the thermal suite and the comfort of a loose fitting towelling robe. It’s worth a trip to the Blythswood for this alone and I spend