Mercury on the Rise

This holiday season, make the most of every moment with that special someone by turning up the temperature in the hottest statement styles.

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This holiday season, make the most of every moment with that special someone by turning up the temperature in the hottest statement styles. 
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Elevate the notion of his-and-hers outfits. Here, the slim tuxedo suit takes on two vastly different looks, both of which are absolutely smokin’.

(on her) Polyester jacket and polyester trousers, from Saint Laurent. Lace bra, from Eres. Pink gold and pave diamond necklace, from Bulgari. 

(on him) Velvet suit, cotton shirt and wool tie, from Boss.

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Have a poolside party for two. A one-piece swimsuit with alluringly striking details is guaranteed to make a splash – actual swimming not required.

(on him) Cotton suit, cotton shirt and grosgrain bow tie, from Etro.

(on her) Andres Sarda polyamide swimsuit, from The Lingerie Shop. Pink gold and pave diamond earrings, from Bulgari. Silver bracelets, from Hermes. Crystal and leather heels, from Jimmy Choo.

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Even when it’s just the two of you, dress to impress by piling on the shine – whether it’s the iridescent glitter of a multitude of sequins or the subtle lustrous sheen of a quality wool jacket.

(on him) Wool jacket and cotton shirt, from Ermenegildo Zegna.

(on her) Silk and sequin dress, from Dolce & Gabbana. Gold and pave diamond earrings, from Bulgari. 

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Get maximum attention with minimalist lines. The clean lines of an off -shoulder dress allow its bold fuchsia hue to take centre stage, while tone-on-tone linear accents give his ensemble a dash of tasteful flair.

(on him) Wool suit, cotton-polyester shirt, wool trousers and silk bow tie, from Giorgio Armani. Patent leather shoes, from Dior Homme.

(on her) Cotton-blend dress, from Boss. Gold necklace and gold bracelet, from Bulgari. Silk and leather heels, from Miu Miu.

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Even if you’re usually a flamboyant dresser, the unusual pearly beading of this ensemble is likely to surprise even a constant companion.

Wool and bead suit, and cotton shirt, from Valentino Homme.

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Share a love of all things creative? Embrace your common ground with artsy elements such as patchwork and playful knit motifs –topped off with shots of vibrant colour.

(on her) Wool pullover, wool skirt, and leather and bead pumps, from Salvatore Ferragamo.

(on him) Wool suit, wool pullover, silk pocket square and leather shoes, from Salvatore Ferragamo. Acetate and metal glasses, from Dior.

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Opposites attract, and for good reason. Here, metal rings impart elegant edginess to an otherwise unabashedly sexy dress, while delicate horseshoe and four-leaf clover embellishments make lively accents on a jacquard suit.

(on her) Polyester dress with metal rings, and silver and acrylic earrings, from Michael Kors. Leather heels, from Jimmy Choo.

(on him) Wool suit, poplin shirt and leather shoes, from Dolce & Gabbana.

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When it comes to materials, leather has a timelessly sexy appeal. Here, vertical panels and a patent finish put a different spin on the classic leather jacket.

Patent leather jacket and patent leather skirt, from Emporio Armani. Lace bra, from Eres. Resin and silver necklace, from Hermes.