We’re looking down the lens of party season, and if you’re currently being blinded in your quest for the perfect outfit with a dizzying overload of sparkle, Studio 54-style flounce, and body-con dresses that don’t quite accommodate the feasting that goes hand-in-hand with festive season, then let this post be your guide. There’s nothing wrong with all of those things – in fact, they are the things that can make party season so fun – but they’re just not everyone’s cup of tea. So let’s say that if crystal-dipped dresses feel far more costumey than a real life outfit choice, then it’s time to slide down to the polar opposite end of the sartorial scale and slip into a suit.
And drilling down to another fine point behind the benefits of getting suited up for a shindig, answer me this: how many times did you wear the party dress you wore last Christmas? Was it once? Because I’m sure as hell guilty of slipping on the sparkly maxi dress purchase I made last year just the one time, never to be worn again (apart from the two times I thought it would be fun to wear it whilst tidying my room but let’s not talk about that…) With a sleek suit, however, half of its charm lies in being made from two components that you can style separately. Throw this blazer jacket over a slinky slip dress when hitting up Christmas cocktails for Friendsmas, then wear your velvet trousers with a cosy jumper in the office.
But if you can’t say no to a bit of glitz, an onslaught of sparkling accessories will amplify this suit. A twinkling embellished clutch amps up the feminine factor, whilst glittering Cinderella-style shoes give a fairy tale finish without the whole leaving your shoe on a step/getting your ass saved by a prince BS.