It's the most wonderful time of the year... and I'm not talking Christmas! Don't get me wrong - I love the festive season; but something that I love more? "Post-Christmas" sales! As with everything festive (Christmas decorations in August? Come on!), the sales get earlier each year - but fortunately, this is one early arrival that warrants no complaints. Dorothy Perkins, definitely a CQ favourite when it comes to bargain hunting, have just announced their Winter reductions, so we've scoured their sale items to find some great picks for you - all of which are under £40!

To grab a bargain, keep reading after the cut...

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A tuxedo jacket is a great way to turn a rock look into rock chic, and it's a key piece that every woman should have in her wardrobe. At £25 reduced from £45, this is a rare opportunity to add a timeless but potentially edgy piece to your wardrobe for the equivalent of a night on the town (or much less, depending on how much you eat and drink!). This gold jacquard dress is gorgeous, and would look fabulous with tights and heels in a nod to the 60s - it's yours for a tiny £20 reduced from £35. My favourite of the picks is this 'boiled wool' green coat, which is a great way to incorporate the volume trend into your look. At £40 reduced from £75 and in such a stunning colour, you really can't go wrong with this one!

If you've been considering working wide-legged pants into your wardrobe, but aren't keen to spend up big, then these soft grey trousers  are perfect - they're £10 reduced from £18. If you're more timeless over trendy, then this classic jacquard pencil skirt will suit almost every figure - it's rare that you can buy elegance at just £15 reduced from £25! Finally - and for a bit of fun - these snowman socks will bring a smile to your face on frosty days - they're just £2 down from £5.

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