The busiest time of year in our social calendars is almost upon us and for some, the task of dressing for the party season can be stressful particularly at this expensive time of year.

Photo credit: Moda in Pelle Katiybag Rose Gold Satin

What if …….this year you decided to ‘shop your wardrobe’ and instead wear an existing outfit in a different way?   How does that sound for you?  Changing your footwear or accessories in a brighter or more vibrant colour is a far cheaper alternative.  If you are mindful about your choice, these items can be used throughout the year and not simply for weddings and parties!   Just think about the ‘cost per wear’ by investing in those items you wear more often.

 

 

I am an advocate of choosing outfits that offer wardrobe flexibility so it is best to opt for pieces that can mix and match with others.

Whatever your choice, try to incorporate some sparkle this season and don’t forget the opulent velvet and standout sequins.

If your mind is made up however and a new outfit is on the cards for you, it’s always a bonus to pick something that heralds this exciting time of year with family and friends.   It will not be hard to find something a little glitzy and glamorous this year… the challenge is finding something suitable when you have a number of events lined up!

Here are some of my favourites this season:

Photo credit: Damsel in a Dress Fraya Foil Jersey Top

The Sparkly Top that you can wear at home with jeans or easily paired for an evening out with smart trousers or a skirt.  Nothing says Christmas quite like sequins and can be found on dresses and tops alike.

 

 

There is a clutch bag to match too!

Photo credit:  Moda in Pelle Ilari Fuschia Suede. 

 

 

Don’t forget the embellished shoes that you will see in a variety of stores this Winter.  Remember of course that they will not withstand much wet weather nor snow, if we are dreaming of a white Christmas!

There is a matching clutch bag too!

 

Photo credit: Hobbs Vera Jumpsuit

A jumpsuit is a great alternative to a dress or separates.   They tend to be very flattering for most body shapes.  Depending upon the occasion, they are an easy item to dress up or down – flat pumps for a party at home or heels for a party elsewhere.

 

 

 

I love the feel appeal of velvet which looks great on for a luxurious party look – I particularly like the wide leg trousers with a floaty feminine top taking you effortlessly from Christmas drinks to Christmas Day.

Don’t forget to wrap up this season so look out for the variety of faux fur hats, scarves and wraps.

Whether you are looking for a single item, a full outfit or an accessory to enhance your look, I do hope that this selection has provided some inspiration for the festive season ahead.

Remember all clothing requires a good foundation!  Lingerie can make or break an outfit and the basis for your clothing – it helps your clothing hang beautifully.

If however you need some guidance with the colours to help you sparkle and dress for the party season this Christmas or the styles suit your body shape, lifestyle and personality, I’d love to hear from you.

May I take this opportunity of wishing you a very Merry Christmas and wish you a festive season that sparkles.

Stylishly Yours

Jackie Crawford