The perfect party wear capsule? Look no further than the below …
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You will never, ever regret having a great black blazer in your party wear artillery. Black suit blazer, €249, at Massimo Dutti.
Every party wardrobe needs a traffic-stopping dress. This romantic tulle dress by Saloni, a brand loved for its elegant occasion wear, is a surefire hit. Black Camille tulle dress with bow, Saloni, €920, at Costume.
A pair of XL statement earrings will add jazz to any top or knit. Bead detail pendant earrings, €16.99, at H&M.
It’s Christmas which means you have carte blanche to go wild with hair accessories. We will never tire of a romantic hair bow. Navy silk bow, €55; www.liacowan.com.
You’ll need a wool coat to see you through the copious amount of ‘getting places’ the festive season asks of us – taxi queues, public transport, dashing from work to a fancy dinner. This wool-blend coat by Mango comes with a detachable fur trim. Black wool-blend coat, €199.99, at Mango.
All hail, the party mule! Comfortable, classic and a little bit effortless, we want to wear these with every outfit – from shimmering dresses to jeans and a white blouse – this season. Black patent mules with bow, €39.95, at Zara.
A fancy blouse will get you out of umpteen binds in the coming weeks. Throw it on with cigarette trousers, layer it under a blazer or a bouclé cardigan, or make it the ‘nice top’ you wear when you don jeans and a nice top. White open back blouse with shoulder pads, €55.99, at Mango.
Diamanté bags come back in style every year. Skip the high street and invest in a quality one that you can re-wear. Black mesh mini bag, Iro, €219, at Seagreen.
Speaking of the aforementioned jeans-and-a-nice-top combo, this bow top will turn heads. Black crepe bow top, €395; www.self-portrait.com.
Skirts meant for shaking are de rigueur for after dark. This one, by Blazé Milano, is an investment that will yield dividends each party season. Dress it down with a white T-shirt. Black Appaloosa skirt, €1,209; www.blaze-milano.com.