I am feeling very smug. I have just made the most amazing purchase: a simple little bit of fluff which makes all my winter clothing (even last year’s) look totally on-trend. It is a fur tippet, a kind of detachable collar, which somehow pushes everything up a notch and brings everything into fashion focus. It works on coats, blazers, neat coats – it even looks fab on a leather biker jacket. Mine cost £25 from Oasis and it is the best £25 I have spent since I paid more or less the same sum for a vintage cocktail dress that has taken me to any number of swishy bashes. The one I bought is, naturally, fake, but in a nice tawny/grey blend. And not only does it do good things for the clothes, fur (even fake fur) near the face is deeply flattering… one of the reasons it has been fashionable since we all lived in caves. What, did you think it was had stayed around so long JUST because it kept us warm! Take a look at our website to find where to buy your own fab fur tippet.