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The Christmas Festivities are behind us for another year, as we take down our decorations, do we reflect a little on 2011? Or are you now embracing the grand entrance of 2012? As the saying goes “Out with the old, in with the new”

After all the bling, sequins and sparkle of the last couple of months. (Who doesn’t like getting dressed up in something extra special?)

It’s time for ……”Effortlessly Chique” or “Less is more”

What do I mean? Well, its kind of a transition from “All that Jazz” to ….Best described in pictures.

Take a look these lovely English Roses, who I think have the perfect balance.

The Duchess of Cambridge

Heading to a football match with her brother-in-law Prince Harry. Kate was dressed for the weather stylishly in a roll neck HoneyComb jumper by Temperley London, teamed with a chocolate brown fur-lined coat and jeans. She sported a fedora to keep warm adding Le Chameau Wellington boots to complete the country casuals look.

Alexa Chung

Earlier this year Alexa Chung styled up one of designer’s Stella McCartney LDDs (little denim dresses) for an easy look. She paired her denim sheath with moss-hued Chloé snakeskin pumps and a boxy satchel

Kate Moss

Kate Sports her own denim look at Mulberry SS2012

Victoria Beckham

This beautifully designed above the knee peach dress with short sleeves, flat necklines and double side pockets is simply stunning. Of course she is famous for wearing her sky scraper heels, these nude pumps by Louboutin are perfect.

Although all these ladies look as though they have just thrown together their outfits for the day. You can be sure that isnt so.

Effortlessly chique is the style achieved, BUT behind the scenes – lots of thought and effort to achieve the look!

Credit: Getty, Huffington Post, Style.com, Yahoo