Dress Like a Mum blogger Zoë de Pass reveals the outfits to take you from desk to dancefloor
“Christmas is approaching, and the parties, indulgence and (hopefully) dancing are well under way. Between the festivities, there is also normal life and what I call the ‘in-between days’ – the type that could result in an unexpected night out if the festive spirit takes over and one thing leads to another. For these days, you need versatile outfits, as suitable for a trip to the shops as they are for the dancefloor.
“Take this all-black ensemble, for example. I love mixing contrasting fabrics – there are so many great textures and interesting materials around. This classic lace shirt (which comes with the black cami underneath) works perfectly with a modern PVC skirt and statement accessories.”
“These leather trousers are in fact leggings disguised as trousers – the front is leather but the back is stretchy Lycra, which means they’re so comfortable. Nothing is more important to me than comfort, especially at Christmas when you might need a little extra room around the waistband or more flex for dancing. For that reason, these trousers are winners.
“The jacket ticks off this season’s check trend but it is also a timeless classic. It would look great over jeans, teamed with a silk shirt or cashmere jumper for the day, but would work equally well over a sequin dress.”
“I love leopard print, and this skirt is a great one that can be dressed up or down. I’d wear it with a chunky knit and black boots for a cosy pub lunch, but I also like it dressed up with a sequin T-shirt.
“I adore sequins – I wear them all year round – but do tend to ramp them up at Christmas. This is a very easy-to-wear top and will go with absolutely everything. Why wear a plain black T-shirt when you can wear one covered in sequins?
“White boots are having their moment right now and these are top of the game. Like all of Marks & Spencer’s shoes, they are incredibly comfortable. I’m looking forward to wearing them with a maxi dress and jeans, too.”