So, here’s something a little different for you ladies, something I have been excited about doing for a while;
I wanted to do an inspiration post on this topic because, although I love dresses on other girls, I’m not a big dress lover myself. It is often assumed that, in order to be ‘dressed up’ one has to don a frock, but, I think there are all varieties of outfits to suit a party occasion. Moreover, what better time to showcase these varieties than in the leed up to the big festive season?
I put this first look together for those who would feel just generally uncomfortable wearing a dress for any occasion or, like myself prefer masculine tailoring. If you are more accustomed to a man-ish way of dressing but feel like stepping just a little out of your comfort zone for that big work party this Christmas then this is the look for you.
I teamed the Topshop boutique blazer with a skort; a pair of shorts that look like a skirt… this will give you a beautiful feminine look without feeling too far in shape from your usual attire. To top the look off I added boots instead of delicate heels to avoid going too far into ‘girlie’ territory. Avoiding accessories and adding a simple black shirt keeps the look clean.
I styled this next look for those that have the dilemma of having to go straight from the office to the party. You can solve the worries of what to wear to a work Christmas party by just adding on to your day time look. The simple white shirt & loose Mango slack can be teamed with a flat shoe for work that day, then the cape and heels can be added with no fuss to bring the look from work to workin’ it ;).
By starting out with hybrid basis that you can build on, you can avoid having to lug extra items around and portray an air of effortlessness all at once.
If denim is your go to & you want to feel comfortable for a night out then this is the look for you. You can be the glam b*tch you want to be by putting dressier elements with the jeans. If you are worried about what to wear to a work Christmas party & want to avoid showing too much skin while still looking fab then this is the look for you.
In this case I styled a pair of Dr.Denim high waisted jeans with this beautifully delicate H&M crop. The lace detailing coupled with the red lip and chignon ties it together in a laid back but dolled up kinda way, never underestimate the power of a bold lip!
This look is for those who can’t resist the festive sparkle but want to take a different approach to things for the night. This floor length Folkster maxi skirt is the perfect dose of dazzle for any special occasion while still standing out from the crowd, it will demand attention from even the most glitz-jaded eyes in the room.
This look (or any maxi for that matter) is great if you want to avoid heels… A maxi skirt can be teamed with a pair of flats which will likely leave you looking the most glam come the nights end too (cue a barrage of ladies wobbling down the road barefoot).
The last of the looks on offer to meet your festive needs is what I like to call ‘vintage vixen’… a vintage piece paired with a more modern item for a classic image with a fresh twist. This cream pleated midi is a wardrobe staple that can be styled in many ways for many occasions. By adding the faux leather tee, things are brought into the current day while keeping that air of old school glamour.
Mixing textures can be a great way to bring your beloved vintage threads into a modern look.
This style of outfit is very wearable and a fantastic choice if you are going on a night with a mixed group or are planning to attend a few different events; it looks dressy while maintaining a young element.
Well that’s it for this post, I really hope you take some inspiration for your upcoming festive nights out and remember; if you like it, wear it.