The dos and don'ts of how to keep warm in winter party season

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Nights out in winter can be a horror. Here are some hints and tips for dressing for the Christmas party

Fearne Cotton wears camel coat on arrival at Radio 1 studios

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It is officially cold and it's only going to get sadder. Yes, we know - so sad.

So, it's time to get smart about those nights out in your 'perfect' party outfit - Is it really perfect if you're sat at a bus stop and can't feel your legs?

Here's a few simple rules to stick to, to make the whole thing more pleasant.

DO wear a coat
Cloak rooms are your friend now that it's gotten chilly again. £1-2 is not worth the freezing walk/wait.

DON'T wear the wrong coat
If you're off to a festive party or a night out with the girls don't pull an Eliza Doolittle and team you big fluffy parka with a slinky dress.

You're bound to come off looking a little more Courtney Love than you'd anticipated. Take the opportunity to invest in a new winter coat that will compliment the rest of your outfit.

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No amount of fur can make this combo work.



DO wear tights
Not wearing tights in the winter is only ok if you are a movie star. Are you a movie star? Well, then best avoid it unless you want to look a like an extra from Geordie Shore.

DON'T wear the wrong tights
As much as we love thick tights and all the joys that wool has to offer, these do not belong on an night out.

Have you ever tried wearing a cashmere jumper in a club? No, it would be madness. So don't do it to your legs.

Kim Kardashian in camel coat from Max Mara at Paris Fashion Week

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Ok not a movie star but still famous.



DO wear boots
Winter is boot weather. There is maybe no better thing about the drop in temperature than being able to fish out all those boots from the back of the cupboard. Hurrah for boots.

DON'T wear the wrong boots
A lot of your favourite boots will come with a lovely leather sole to match rest of them. Ah so classy. Well not so classy when you're feeling at your most Bridget Jones and fall on your bum in the street because it's icy. Think grip.

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