Read about Simons's style tips for the party season and his favourite festive hangouts.
What will you be wearing for the festive party season?
There is still something great about a bad Christmas jumper
but for a more sophisticated look this season, I’ll be wearing a luxurious
oversized cashmere jumper, preferably a turtle neck. I’ll team this with a pair
of chunky Tricker Chelsea boots so that I’m prepared for the icy walk home at
the end of the night!
Red Wool Polo Neck, £185 Tricker Chelsea Boots, £425 Cashmere Crew Neck- £495
Where is your favourite Christmas party destination?
When the Christmas parties become a little overwhelming and
you need somewhere to gather your thoughts, I head to Rules in Covent Garden.
I’m not sure if ‘party' is the right word but it’s a gem. Open fires and great
cocktails, it’s the best place to get you in the mood for Christmas and a
million miles away from Winter Wonderland.
Who is your style icon for the festive season?
Ralph Fiennes is definitely someone I turn to at Christmas
for inspiration. He has impeccable taste with minute attention to detail. From
films like the English Patient to the Grand Budapest Hotel, he is the epitome
of confidence and style.
What’s your one style tip for party dressing?
Don’t be scared to overdress. Menswear has become more
casual recently, but this goes out the window for Christmas. Use this time as
an excuse to get all those extra formal pieces out of the wardrobe and make a