The invitations have started rolling in and the diary is getting packed out for pre-Christmas dinners, drinks and events. Does this fill you with dread at the thought of what to wear to every do? Fear not, I am here to help with my easy guide to party dressing...but beware it does involve ALOT of sparkle!
Sequins are the easy option to dress up something that already exists in your wardrobe. If you can't afford a new outfit, but want something that makes you sparkle but not looking like a Christmas tree, then try some sequins this season. It's a way to look glam without putting too much effort in, as the sequins are doing all the work for you. You can't over do the sequins this season, head-to-toe is the way to go! Sparkle is an essential element of party dressing, but it can be more chic to be selective. Accessories pack a stylish punch, so invest in a fabulous sequin clutch bag or statement heel's for a more subtle touch of shimmer. Follow my pinterest board for inspiration - Sequins & Sequins
Velvet has been bubbling under for a few seasons but it is no longer underground and the high street is awash with it. Alot of the items can be worn as daytime pieces too, so once worn for your evening Christmas parties then ensure that it keeps being worn. What appeals to me most is jackets, boots or dresses that don't cost alot of money but brings any outfit upto date. Velvet is the perfect festive fabric and a Christmas dinner party is the perfect excuse to invest in a velvet dress in an unexpected colour. But go creative and look for embroidered or embellished details as these look more expensive, more fashionable and I believe will have more longevity once the trend dies out. Follow my pinterest board for inspiration - Velvet 2016
Ruffles were on trend throughout Summer so it was inevitable that the trend as going to continue into Autumn/Winter. The bolder the ruffle the better! Whether they are framing your neckline, accentuating the hips or falling off the shoulder, they are definitely a dramatic statement detail. Plus you don't need too many accessories because the ruffles do all the talking! There are lots of folds and flounces, including ties at the neck, ruffles on sleeves and frills on dress hems. Think different textures, fabrics, prints and darker colours for the Party season. Follow my pinterest board for inspiration - 2016 ruffles
Remember it's time to go "out out", pull out those killer heels, that red lippy, drink copious amounts of wine and sparkle in your sequin number like you've never sparkled before!