A look at some style inspiration to help jazz up your Christmas party outfit
By Shannon Rose Smyth
With Halloween weekend already seeming distant, the Christmas party season is well and truly upon us. With this in the picture, so is the frequently asked question… “What are you wearing to the Christmas do?” Since last Christmas was a rather casual one, we believe we should all take this opportunity to make a statement, ‘over dress’ and rock that bright red lip you’re too scared to dig out of your drawer, ditching the traditional LBD. We want to see everything; sequins, feathers, tassels, the lot.
We’ve curated a basic Capsule to help those of you who have already started shuddering at the thought of putting together an outfit for this year’s Christmas parties. Nail these 3 pieces, and all you need to do on the day is get glam!
First. The Dress.
The Christmas party is a perfect opportunity to step outside of your everyday style and wear items you wouldn’t usually. Midi, maxi, mini, the options are endless.
This gold maxi available from Topshop, on Asos is the ideal choice for someone opting for a more understated, elegant look. The colour really lends itself to Christmas meanwhile the beautiful detailing on the back compliments the simplicity of the front of the gown. Retailing at just £40 this dress is a pleasant surprise, and is available to shop here:
Miss Selfridge has nailed the ‘perfect Christmas party dress’ perfectly with this dazzling red number. It for sure is one for those looking for a more statement piece this season! The silhouette of this piece is eye-catching yet feminine, with the ‘puffball’ style giving off bauble vibes, very fitting for the Christmas period. Paired with a glossy red lip and slicked back hair, this one is sure to go down a treat, *adds to basket*, available to shop here:
Next. The Co-ord.
If dresses aren’t your thing there are plenty more opportunities to switch up your wardrobe, don’t panic! One of these ‘so-called’ opportunities being the classic co-ord, where you really can’t go wrong. Ask anyone, the best things about a co-ord is that you gain two pieces of clothing that can be mixed and matched throughout the season and can continue to be worn long after the Christmas period is over.
This sequin covered, silver two piece (available from ASOS), is a match made in heaven to someone looking for a unique outfit that expresses their quirky and confident personality. With the trousers retailing at £55 and the matching bralette £30 it is more on the pricey side, however the quality of this co-ord is second to none and is sure to turn some heads at the Christmas party!
Finally. The Top .
Maybe you’re opting for a more casual but classy look and your Christmas party isn’t quite extravagant enough to warrant a floor length gown or a sequin filled number. It’s that dreaded jeans and a nice top occasion, but don’t worry we’ve got you! There is an array of festive style tops that look just as dressy when paired with leather trousers or the right jean for your party antics this season!
One of our top picks is ASOS Design’s striking gold camisole giving nothing but the wow factor. Featuring luxurious tones of gold, teardrop shaped tassels combined with spaghetti straps and a low-rise neckline, this cami screams elegance, class and taste. Paired with a sleek leather trouser, ankle length boot and minimal gold accessories this top is the only piece you need to make a subtle statement. Priced at £32 it hardly breaks the bank and is perfect for those of you who are looking to dress well on a budget this Christmas.
Our next favourite is this silky red blouse, ideal for someone after a chic yet practical look. The long-sleeved element provides warmth and is perfect for an outside meal and drinks setting. The plunge v-neck, side-tie detail and cuffed sleeves add a sophisticated yet relaxed type of vibe, ideal for those of you attending any work-do’s this year. The versatility of this piece lends it the flexibility to be paired with most things, so no need to panic about what you wear on your lower half! This piece is one to watch and could prove the perfect Christmas party staple, retailing at just £28 it is sure to sell out so make sure you can get your hands on it before it’s too late! Available to shop from ASOS here: