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

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