By Jess Beech published
If there’s one woman who hasn’t succumbed to the lure of leggings and loungewear in 2020, it’s Amanda Holden. In fact, she’s been using her walk to work at Heart Radio as her own personal catwalk, showcasing a series of fashion-forward outfits.
On December 16th she stepped out in one of our favourite looks to date - a gold pleated midi skirt, a boxy ivory faux fur jacket and slouchy leather boots. The best part? Nearly all of her outfit is available on the high street.
Amanda Holden’s skirt is from Reiss, and reduced from an eye-watering £165 down to a far more appealing £85. We know, that’s still pretty pricey, but let’s be honest, we all deserve a treat after the year we’ve had.
One of those handy pieces that can be dressed up or down, this shimmering skirt would look great teamed with a slinky black camisole and show-stopper earrings for your next Zoom party. Or, make like Amanda and wear yours with a sleek roll neck jumper from M&S (was £19.50, now just £13.65).
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We haven’t been able to track down an exact match for Amanda’s fluffy fur, but we have found a brilliant look-a-like from Abercrombie & Fitch. Another sale bargain (most stores have started their Boxing Day sales early) this is now down to £91 from £130.
If, like us, the idea of a cream coat is enough to send shivers down your spine (and a preemptive payment to the dry cleaners) we’ve got a solution. This coat also comes in grey, brown and dark leopard print. Tonally, they’ll go just as well with Reiss’ sparkly skirt, and means you can enjoy a mulled wine (or two!) fear free.
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Offering a weather-appropriate alternative to courts or strappy sandals, Amanda’s stylish boots are also from Reiss - and also in the sale. Now £165 from £275, the Jax Leather Calf Length Boots are still an investment, but one you’ll get plenty of wear out of. If ivory isn’t your bag, this buttery-soft leather style is also available in classic black and rich berry shades.
Equally, if you want to skip footwear altogether in favour of a pair of fluffy slippers, we’re not judging.
Jess Beech is an experienced fashion and beauty editor, with more than eight years experience in the publishing industry. She has written for woman&home, GoodtoKnow, Now, Woman, Woman’s Weekly, Woman’s Own and Chat, and is currently Deputy Fashion & Beauty Editor at Future PLC.
She caught the magazine bug during a stint as Fashion Editor of her university newspaper alongside her English degree, and hasn’t looked back since. As for the fashion bug, that came as part and parcel of growing up in the 90s, but the less said about that the better!
Jess’ average day in the office is spent researching the latest fashion trends, chatting to industry tastemakers and scouring the internet to bring you this season’s must-buy pieces - as well as advice on how to wear them. Weekends are equally fashion-focused, and Jess has been known to visit no less than five Zara stores in a single day in search of the perfect occasion dress.
The only thing that comes close to a buzz of finally tracking down that much-coveted dress is the joy of discovering a new beauty wonder product or hero ingredient. A beauty obsessive, Jess has tried everything from cryotherapy to chemical peels (minus the Samantha in Sex and The City-worthy redness) and interviewed experts including Jo Malone and Trinny Woodall.
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