‘It seems that you need to spend purely for the sake of spending, and that is just unhealthy. Put down the credit card.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Q Christmas is over and the sales are almost over. I really want to get started buying clothes for spring and summer now, but there’s nothing summe(...)

A roaring fire, eating Roses from the tin and shopping online: what could be better? Photograph: Thinkstock

Q While most people are planning to spend the festive season in the pub, I’m going to be sitting on the sofa, alone, in front of a roaring fire, ea(...)

‘The temptation is to wear teeteringly high heels to declare your new status as an almost-adult, but this is foolish.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Q Every year I get to pick out a Christmas day outfit and wear it while making visits with my family. This year, I’m going out for New Year’s Eve t(...)

Bet Lynch: you can print that

Q I love leopard print but I’m afraid that wearing it will make me look like Bet Lynch, the woman of my childhood nightmares. Help. Mary, Wexf(...)

Blouse, €250, Love Moschino, Gilet, €149, Sisley, Arnotts 2:51

The cats – Maine Coons and British Shorthairs – are real, but the fur is fake in this winter shoot by Anita Sadoswka, styled by Carmel Daly. Fashio(...)

Flower power: the floral tea dress is a universal life-saver
Trending: Floral tea dresses

Considering the weather we’ve been enjoying all over Ireland this week, all trends go out the window and into the washing machine. It is hard to ad(...)

We’re all (well, nearly a million of us) familiar with their characters – Gavin, Trish and Kellie – from the RTÉ series Love/Hate, but for this Christ(...)

Mukluk sheepskin-lined boots, €215 by FitFlop; purple suede ankle boots, €260 by Violavinca at Style-Ikon.com; beaded collar jumper (€25), coloured skinny jeans (€20), link-chain shoulder bag (€15), fringe detail boots (€20), all at Heatons; grey coat (€149), white lace top (€79.95), white jeans with embroidery, (€79.95), beaded belt (€39.95), fringed boots (€199), all by Isabel Marant for H&M

It’s unlikely that Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots are Made for Walkin’ would do quite as well today as it did in the year of its release, 1966, if the bo(...)

FROM LEFT: tulip coat, €35 at Penneys; knitted PU front jumper, at Topshop (£46 at topshop.com); metallic pencil skirt, £165 by Jaeger at jaeger.co.uk; pink cropped trousers, £19.50 at laredoute.co.uk; bow-detail coat, €605 by Red Valentino at Brown Thomas. BOTTOM ROW: cashmere socks, €40 (50 per cent of all October sales go to Irish Cancer Society) at Monaghans Cashmere; leather brogues with Perspex heel, €755 by Simone Rocha at net-a-porter.com; crew-neck jumper, €25 at Dunnes Stores; handwoven horse-hair necklace on 22ct gold chain, €70 by Daniela Cardillo at coldlilies.com

It has been difficult to imagine pink being cool. Sure, we’ve been wearing it on our lips, in the fabric of our undergarments, in bright neons and hot(...)

High-low maxi dress, €33 at River Island

Maxi dresses get a bad rap. In fact – and this is in the interest of full disclosure – they have been robustly derided by this very journalist on thes(...)