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Step up your going-out game – these are the key pieces to elevate your partywear wardrobe

The velvet jacket

We can’t think of a more festive fabric than velvet. The rich pile and softness creates an indulgent, luxurious feel that’s ideal for party season. Stand out from the crowd by opting for unexpected colours: this velvet blazer comes in dark green as well as striking vintage pink. Pair with a crisp white shirt or T-shirt – just remember to double- check the dress code first.

If you’re looking to invest in a true modern classic, try this black velvet jacket from Jaeger. Expertly crafted from pure cotton made by a specialist Italian mill and finished with premium details such as satin lapels, it’s sure to be the star of the show. Keep the rest of your look simple and pair with plain trousers to let the blazer take centre stage.

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Pink velvet slim- fit blazer. Shop now
Make a statement in pink velvet
Navy blue velvet blazer. Shop now
Also available in burgundy or navy
Black double-breasted velvet blazer. Shop now
Look sleek in a double-breasted style
Black formal trousers. Shop now
Classic trousers pair perfectly with velvet

The going-out shirt

Want to dress to impress? Look for shirts that make a subtle statement for the festive party season. Go for this stylish floral shirt in classic black and cream – it will look great with simple black trousers and trainers. A monochrome colour palette can be an easier way to try print if you’re usually happier in something plain.

We love the contrast between the stripes and the inky tone of this Autograph shirt, which will look slick paired with black trousers and smart shoes. Trying different textures can also be a great way to add a bit of interest to your partywear wardrobe. This graphic polo shirt feels and looks smart enough for a festive soirée but can also be dressed down.

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Long-sleeved black and cream floral shirt. Shop now
A grown-up take on florals
Navy and white striped shirt. Shop now
Look cool in classic stripes
Cotton knitted polo shirt. Shop now
Perfect for relaxed gatherings
Long-sleeved black geometric print shirt. Shop now 
Pair with smart black trousers 

The statement suit

When Christmas parties are coming thick and fast, a suit is a low-effort, high-impact choice – plus, you’re sure to wear it again and again. Go for a luxe after-dark look by pairing a tuxedo jacket with a dark shirt and velvet loafers. This wool-rich Autograph suit is another smart option. Swap a shirt for a roll-neck jumper for a contemporary take on tailoring. Different textures and tones can stop a suit from feeling too traditional. We’re coveting this dark green suit, which we’ll be wearing with crisp white trainers – all the better for busting out those party dance moves.

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Black tuxedo jacket. Shop now
A great investment piece for festive gatherings
Green suit blazer. Shop now
Adds polish to a T-shirt and trainers
Grey check suit jacket. Shop now 
Wear this classic time and time again 
 Ecru corduroy jacket with brown lining. Shop now
A contrast lining adds extra charm

Words: Sarah Lafarge and Emily Sutherland 

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