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Winter fashion boots

The bomber jacket is this winter’s chic cover up, day and night. Look after your jacket by using a genuine leather cream to keep the condition soft and supple. Spray with a waterproofer every six weeks or so – these are available at all good shoe stores and are suitable to protect all real leather goods. If you’re not fussed on taking care of the real thing, faux leathers are a low maintenance and affordable alternative.

Warm up weekends in style. Oversized knits are perfect with slim jeans, leggings and boots. Opt for bright colours, such as red, green and blue, to liven up the cold days ahead.

Bold costume jewellery is perfect for adding glamour to classic garments in the evening. As these sparkly numbers are not made from precious metals, they tend to dull and tarnish easily, so be kind when cleaning your bling. Use a micro cloth and gently polish. Never apply harsh liquid cleaners, as they will remove the coating.

Keep your much-loved jewels and leather items (including shoes and bags) looking pristine for longer by putting these on last – after you have finished applying, make-up, perfume and hair products. Also rinse your hands so you avoid getting oils and chemicals all over your delicate fabrics and metals as they will discolour.

Get a good cobbler (a shoemaker who repairs shoes). A quality leather item should last many years and wears. If your winter boots are looking tired and the soles wearing thin, don’t throw them away – a cobbler can add a sole and replace worn down heel plates, as well as giving them a good clean and buff for you. Good as new!

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