The festive period really puts some demands on our wardrobes. A single day can see us going from work, to a cocktail bar, the theatre or the office Christmas party, or from lounging around at home, to spending time with family and then dancing the night away.
But there’s no need to factor in four or five outfit changes every day, the trick to looking your best at all the festive events you attend is to master the art of making a few simple tweaks which will take your ensembles from day to night.
If you want to wear your favourite party dress on a night out, but you have to spend the day in the office first, dress your frock down by layering a woolly cardigan or fluffy jumper over the top during the day and teaming it with flat shoes and opaque tights. Then, when the clock strikes five, you can strip off the layers and reveal your glam ensemble.
The same trick will work perfectly on Christmas Day too. Wear a silky top under your festive jumper for opening presents and tucking into the turkey, then ditch the woollies once it’s time for evening cocktails.
Add some heels
A pair of skyscraper heels will help dress up any outfit, especially an eye-catching pair like these Jekyll 2 piece heels, or these Ted Baker Torela heels with embellished sparkles on the toes. Team with a simple black dress or trousers and a shirt for a show-stopping look.
Dress up jeans
If your daytime uniform is jeans and a top, you can make the look work well in the evening too with some quick additions.
A sparkly blazer will smarten up even the plainest of ensembles, while swapping your daytime top for something in a luxe texture such as velvet or silk will give your skinnies a new lease of life. Metallic shades also work well against denim and are perfect for parties.
Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise
Don’t just deck the halls at Christmas, deck yourself out with statement jewellery to liven up your plainer ensembles. Keep some chandelier earrings, some chunky rings and a sparkly necklace in your handbag at all times and you’ll be prepared for an impromptu gathering.
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