With party season officially round the corner, getting a new outfit is top of our lists: whether it’s a dress, on-trend trousers or some sparkling accessories, dressing up during Christmas time is an essential! But, like lots of people, we’re all feeling the squeeze this Christmas. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to making your Christmas party outfit work for day or night by choosing versatile key pieces and updating them with some gorgeous accessories!
Maxi dresses are still big news for Autumn Winter 2011 thanks to the continuing seventies trend, but pick a casual style like the South Stripe Jersey Maxi Dress with its cool varied stripe pattern. For day, keep the look simple with some cute flats, like the Clarks Cadiz Festival Suede Pumps, and a unique, ladylike handbag – we love the Fiorelli Deco Fur Bag with its fur exterior. Take the dress from day to night with a glam Sequin Jersey Snood and some edgy heels: the Miss KG Paris Platform Wedge features super-cool stud detailing and a comfortable platform sole so you can dance the night away.
If you fancy channelling a sultry siren look this season, go for our fifties-inspired So Fabulous Belted Pencil Dress in raspberry red. Animal print is a bit hit for AW 2011, and can still work for day: team the dress with a pair of Dune Doze Bow Ballerina Pumps in classic leopard print and matching bag, like the Ri2K Leather Leopard Flap Satchel that looks professional and fun too! Move seamlessly from boardroom to dancefloor by continuing the leopard print theme with the Dune Leopard T-bar Platform Shoes, and add some extra texture with an on-trend Tassel Oversized Clutch Bag in red suede. Gorgeous!
A playful, casual day time look can easily be turned into a perfect outfit for the Christmas party: start with the South Stripe Midi Dress and team with black opaque tights and androgynous pumps, like the Love Label Scrivello Leather Tassel Loafers. An oversized tote bag, like the Ri2K Leather Colour Blocked Tote, is great for stashing your daily necessities – and your accessories for the evening! Add a glittery, cocktail-ready necklace – we adore the Diamante Cluster Necklace for gloriously over-the-top style – and change your shoes for something bang on trend: these Miss KG Ferris Lace Wedge Boots tick all the right style boxes with their suede finish, platform heel and chunky look.
Jewel colours are very popular this party season, and there’s no better time than the office get-together to try out a great new trend. Start with a beautifully cut basic like the cobalt blue South Skater Dress and pair with rich tan accessories, like the Love Label Kelborn Leather Monk Shoes and our soft Leather Cross Body Bag for a funky day time look. Come evening, colour block with some vibrant emerald green accessories: this Satin Textured Petal Clutch adds a feminine touch, while the statement KG Hot Chunky Platform Heel Sandals give the perfect edgy touch to a flirty cocktail outfit.
With Littlewoods, taking your look from day to night across the party season has never been simpler!