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How-toWednesday, December 13, 2017

Farfetch Insiders: What Candice Fragis is wearing this festive season


So many plans, so little time? Our buying and merchandising director has a few style tricks to share…



With the full swing of festive season (and the countless parties, feasts and more in the diary) comes the inevitable style conundrum: what to wear and when to wear it. And let’s face it, the never-ending carousel of outfit swaps can seem just a little overwhelming. One lucky person who doesn’t suffer from such sartorial nerves is our buying and merchandising director, Candice Fragis. And so we enlisted her to give us a tip or 2 on festive dressing…

1. Colourful Knits

‘The key is in layering your knits – I love N.Peal’s range of colourful cashmere, and often layer up the men’s chunky knits with the super-fine pieces for women, which makes for an interesting contrast. Zoe Jordan’s pastel options work well, too, given the cut-out detail.’

1. Festive Earrings

‘Then there’s the accessories, of course. Festive earrings from the likes of Lizzie Fortunato jewels and Rosantica are where to style big… such small additions [that] make some serious impact.’

3. Luxury Loungewear

‘It’s all about comfort (and style, obviously) for those festive days spent at home. I’ll personally go for a uniform of Etro jacquard wrap jackets, Pringle dresses and, of course, a Fair-Isle jumper for a merry spin.’

4. Be Prepared

‘This year I’ll actually be in the jungle in Peru [over Christmas], so I’ll be needing lightweight cotton and a wide-brim hat, with some festive sunglasses. Back in London a long-sleeved floral dress by Preen will serve me well post-holiday and see me through to January. Style note: add rodeo boots for an unexpected twist.’

Shop the look: Preen dress, Saint Laurent Jumper, Thierry Lasry Sunglasses, Haider Ackermann Boots


Feeling festive yet? Here’s our quick-fire round…


Dress up or dress down?

‘Dress up, always.’


Favourite part of Christmas dinner? 

‘Port and mince pies with brandy cream.’ 


‘Most-loved Christmas film?’ 

‘Love Actually.’ 


Best festive song of all time?

‘George Michael, Last Christmas.’


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