We’ve got OUTFIT IDEAS for every occasion this party season …
Girls Night Out
Dress Code: Dress to Impress
Be bold with your partywear: anything goes as long as it is #fashionforward. Take your favourite everyday pieces and make them work for nights out as well: throw a hard-working, masculine blazer over a pretty, feminine dress.
Lilac shearling coat, 16 Arlington, €1,950, at Harvey Nichols. Silver sequin dress, €79.95, at Zara. Pink sequined tie belt, Attico, €199, www.fwrd.com. Red and pink Grace kitten-heel shoes, $275; www. francesvalentine.com.
Navy velvet blazer, €150; matching velvet trousers, €99; both at Cos. Stripe faux-fur jacket, Whistles, €1,499, at House of Fraser. Stripe Broadwick leather mules,
Kurt Geiger London, €185, at House of Fraser.
Amber tie-waist satin blazer, Blazé Milano, €2,045; www.farfetch.com. Blush hammered silk skirt, Vince, €299, at Seagreen. Gold, diamanté and pearl earrings, €15.99, at Mango. Camellia minaudière, Chanel, POA, at Brown Thomas.
Black Faith velvet and floral flocked tulle dress, €545; www.motherofpearl.co.uk. Black Lina suede shoes, €280; www.ganni.com. Black crystal-beaded hair clip, Simone Rocha, €106; www.matchesfashion.com. Black Saturn rhodium on brass earrings, €539; www.bohincstudio.com.
Black Lottie suede mules, €450; blush Lauren asymmetric satin midi skirt, €510; both Rejina Pyo at Gallery 9. Black deconstructed T-shirt, Comme Des Garçons, €585, at Havana. Black Eye earrings, Joanne Hynes, €20, at Dunnes Stores. Platos Beryl ring, POA; www.nigeloreilly.com.
Dress Code: Feminine Classics
A degree of comfort as well as polish is required. Flats or heels are acceptable. Also consider how your nail polish works with your outfit. A quick coat of fiery red nail polish never fails. Try Chanel’s Velvet Ultime red (636).
Burgundy belted velvet jacket, V by Very, €72; www.littlewoodsireland.com. Ombré necklace, €290, at Stonechat. Dried petal pink Esplar sneakers, Veja, €129, at Seagreen. Burgundy Sac a Mosaique, leather handbag, Hermès, POA, at Brown Thomas.
Taupe check jersey top, €340; matching check jersey skirt, €390; both www.jilsander.com. Black embellished leather cuff, Chanel, at Brown Thomas. Black Alphabet embroidered velvet hairclip, Lelet NY, $78; www.leletny.com.
Pink wool polo-neck sweater, Tara Jarmon €255, at Arnotts. Camel Elin wool-blend trousers, The Row, €1,350; www.net-a-porter.com. Gold Tigers Eye ring, €25, at & Other Stories. Pink Rachel embellished velvet slippers, €895; www.jimmychoo.com.
Red leopard-print dress, €275; www.maje.com. Burgundy cashmere sweater, €179; www.jcrew.com. Gold Double Wave earrings, €1,399, at Loulerie. Wine Levy leather kitten-heel boots, €790; www.gianvitorossi.com.
Navy velvet blazer, €259; www.ganni.com. Floral Jeezon tiered skirt, Etoile Isabel Marant, €320, at Costume. White Whisper cotton T-shirt, €18; www.madewell.com. Black leather boots, €175, at Cos.
Dress Code: Sophisticated
Well-cut smart separates with an emphasis on luxe accessories. The evening bag update for the party season is a plush velvet bejewelled drawstring pouch.
Chandelier earrings, Thomas Sabo, €129; silver bias-cut asymetric hem dress, Róisín Linnane, €369; all at Arnotts. Morrigan oversized silk scarf, €1,290; both at
Rust-red Powolny high-neck dress, Edeline Lee, €860, at Costume. Tortoiseshell multi-hoop earrings, €12.95, at Zara. Tortoiseshell bag, €29.99, at Mango.
Mustard velvet T-shirt, €69, at Cos. Brick red satin-trimmed crepe wide-leg trousers, Kiki de Montparnasse, €375; www.net-a-porter.com. Gold-tone flower drop earrings, Whistles, €45, at House of Fraser. Burgundy velvet handbag, Furla, €209, at Kildare Village.
White Victoria cotton shirt, €75, at Hobbs. Silver embellished sequined skirt, Erdem, €2,100, at Brown Thomas. Sun, Moon and Stars earrings, MW by Matthew Williamson, €18, at Debenhams.
Burgundy silk ruffle wrap dress, €650; www.zimmermannwear.com. Snakeskin print boots, €69.95, at Zara. Gold rings, Maria Doria Raj, from €790, at the Glucksman Gallery.
Black silk-satin trimmed cashmere coat, Giorgio Armani, €5,550; www.net-a-porter.com. Black sparkle tulle full-length skirt, No 1 Jenny Packham, €100, at Debenhams. Black Jenna organic cotton-jersey T-shirt, €41; www.ninetypercent.com. Black embellished velvet bag, €69, at & Other Stories.
New Year’s Eve Ball
Dress Code: High Octane
When dressing up means dressing up! Go out out!
Red silk gown, €3,995; www.alexismabille.com. Rose leather fingerless gloves, Chanel, €770; floral crystal cuff, Tom Ford, €1,290; both at Brown Thomas.
Silver sequin dress, €135; www.asos.com. Lion drop earrings, Thot Gioielli, €480; www.theoutnet.com. Silver Mary Jane mini bucket bag, €3,790, www.christian louboutin.com.
Black one-shoulder gown, €518; www.solacelondon.com and Gallery 9. Black fringed jacket, €59.95; black beaded bag, €45.95; both at Zara.
Copper satin long-line jacket, €1,225; copper velvet-panelled satin maxi skirt, €660; both Haider Ackermann at www.net-a-porter.com. Gold Strata Keshi pearl earrings, €155; www.innerisland.ie.
Silver silk dress, €395; www.zoejordan.com. Sequin sweater, €4,500; www.gucci.com. Embellished Rav mules, €1,995, at Jimmy Choo.
Silver sequin jacket, €59.95; matching trousers, €49.95; both at Zara. Silver crane-print bag, €79, at & Other Stories. Geometric earrings, €5.99, at Parfois.
New Year’s Day
Dress Code: Downtime Luxe
Dressing up to stay in: mix and match natural fabrics in muted tones.
Mint green cashmere high-neck sweater, €295; www.joseph-fashion.com. Winter white wide-leg trousers, €139, at Hobbs. Silver pearl hoop earrings, €79, at Pandora. Superstar distressed leather and denim sneakers, Golden Goose Deluxe Brand, €365; www.net-a-porter.com.
Green Paloma silk-satin shirt, €520; matching Paloma trousers, €520; both Deitas at www.net-a-porter.com. Black crystal necklace with baroque teardrop pearls, €395, at Louise Kenney. Black tiger-print velvet mules, €29.95, at Zara.
Stone Hawking fringed wool sweater, €395; www.zoe-jordan.com. Cream silk camisole, €155 (ipart of set including matching shorts); www.lucynagle.com. Grey wide-leg trousers, €99, at & Other Stories. Gold circular clip, €6.99, at Parfois.
Stone ribbed cotton-mix dress, Committed, €79.99, at Mango. Amber earrings, Whistles, €45, at House of Fraser. Brown suede loafers, Committed, €89.99, at Mango.
Fern-print modal scarf, €65; matching cashmere sweater, €180; both www.kdk.ie. Black Genie denim jeans, €380, www.isabelmarant.com. Black All Star sneakers, Converse, €55, at Brown Thomas.
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