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Whether you’re going to a formal do or a relaxed gathering with friends, be inspired by our style ideas, from dressing up your favourite jeans to investing in timeless occasion wear


The right trousers

A pair of leather trousers can see you through so many occasions during the festive season. Wear with a cosy knit for carolling at midnight mass or pair with something sequinned for the Christmas work do. Come New Year’s Eve, it’s time to vamp things up a bit.

We think that this polka-dot chiffon top does the job perfectly: the sheer fabric makes it feel dressy, but the long sleeves give a bit more coverage on chillier evenings. Add your favourite statement earrings, a slick of bright lipstick and you’re ready to ring in the new year in style.

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Investment dressing

If you’re heading somewhere a little more formal on the 31st, embrace the chance to dress up. Try to invest in a key piece that can be worn time and time again for future events – this is the time to say no to bold, eye-catching, trend-led items. We’re loving this silk dress by Jaeger. In palest pink, with a timeless design and flattering cut, it’ll be your go-to going-out frock for years to come.

For men, having a classic tux to hand for special occasions is always a get-out-of-jail-free card; choose from a tailored or slim-fit jacket depending on your preference. Our pure wool tuxedo has a luxe finish and feel for the last word in after-dark attire.

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The wear-anywhere blazer

Want to feel smart but not too formal? Cover every eventuality by opting for a stylish, tailored blazer: it’s the perfect half-way house. Our corduroy blazer has a smart, retro feel and also comes in grey and khaki if you fancy something a little more low-key. Worn over black separates such as a wool roll-neck jumper and sharp, tailored trousers, it’ll have you looking dapper enough for even the swankiest of parties.

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The elevated jeans

Whether you can’t bear to wear anything else or you’re just not a fan of dresses, wearing your favourite jeans can still make you the belle of the ball (aka your neighbour’s annual NYE party). Choose a wide-leg or bootcut style for laid-back elegance and pair with simple, elevated accessories for a pulled-together look that doesn’t try too hard.

We’re big fans of this high-waisted pair, which comes in an array of washes and look the business teamed with our chic velvet blazer and jewel-embellished black heels. Let the countdown begin...

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Words: Sarah Lafarge

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