Step up your going-out game – these are the three key buys to push your partywear on
The velvet jacket
We can’t think of a more festive fabric than velvet. Its rich pile and soft touch create an indulgent and luxurious feel and in this stunning jewel teal tone, it’s a real ‘stand out from the crowd’ choice. A shawl collar blazer immediately creates a sense of occasion – simply slip over a shirt or T-shirt and it’ll do all the hard work for you. Also, if you’re lucky enough to be invited along to a swanky black tie event, the teal is a confident departure from classic black.
The going-out shirt
They’ve endured a bit of a bad rap in recent times but party shirts are back with a bang. Designed specifically to make a statement, this one will have everyone seeing stars thanks to its blingy constellation print. Lights will ping on the silver pattern, giving your dance moves just the right amount of disco ball glitz. Combine with patent shoes and you’ve got yourself a look as sparkling as your personality for the party season.
The statement suit
When Christmas parties are coming thick and fast, sticking to a suit is a low-effort, high-impact choice. When they come in textures, tones and patterns that are simultaneously naughty and nice, they’re destined for the best-dressed award. This one is cord, but before you run for the hills trying to block out that mental image of your geography teacher, this suit is a world away from leather elbow patches and dusty globes. Its precise pin cord and slim fit instantly sharpen the look, and when combined with a punchy T-shirt, make for a stylish and assured look. Lesson over.
Editor: Ian Wright / Photographer: Paul Farrell / Art Director: Nicola Rose / Stylist: Richard Pierce
Model: Jalen at Milk Management