COS‘s Holiday lookbook is a lesson in how to do holiday-season style in a classic, minimal way. As they say, less is more. But many brands seem to have missed the memo when putting together their holiday campaigns. I like the subtle bits of shine seen throughout, whether it’s through the use of simple but bold accessories, or the soft metallic fabrics of their statement dresses. Although the forest green ensemble was an immediate favourite, I also liked their use of more unexpected colours like apricot, burnt sienna, and wheat, and not a single appearance of rhinestones or glitter. It means I can wear these pieces all year round, and I can live through this season without wearing any red or green. For those of us who prefer not to look like an ugly Christmas sweater party threw up all over us, thank god there’s COS.