Why weigh up the choice between staying in, wrapped in a favourite sweater versus donning all the sparkles for a night on the town? The obvious answer is to embrace the two - we have always loved the high/low mix of a chunky knit paired with a refined choice in jewels. For us, it's all about mixing textures - the smooth lustre of pearls with soft layers of silk, while the crisp facets of gems seem the perfect counterpoint to a fluffy jumper.
Inspiration of course comes from Jenna Lyons and Ashley Olsen, two New Yorkers (where else would they be from?!) whose ability to attend a black tie gala in a mix of silk, feathers and wool sleeves rolled up is something we aspire to. But why keep it to evening events - this time of year holds opportunity for lots of lazy lunches, where comfort and glamour sit arm in arm - if guests at a table are just looking at each other from the waist-up, brilliant earrings and dazzling wristwear is surely the order of the day. Because well-chosen jewellery will always add an easy, luxurious edge to everyday style - just like a classic cashmere sweater.