We all love getting glammed up at Christmas and New Year, but if you’re nervous about spending on sequins and shine because you won’t be able to wear them again until next Winter, think again!
The key to getting your wear out of festive party looks is to go for pieces that can be easily dressed down. And we promise you it’s really not that hard to dress down a sequin tee or an embellished dress, even for the warmer months, it’s all about picking the most versatile pieces.
Take this sequin peter pan collar blouse, which would look amazing with black shorts, tights and heels for a Christmas party. Then in the New Year it can be simply dressed down by pairing with some jeggings, flat boots and an oversized bag, creating the perfect smart-casual look. The nude version of this top would work even better all year round, and we can see us wearing it right into Spring with some pretty floral shorts or tucked into a bright tube skirt for a more formal outfit, which is set to be the next big skirt style.
These embellished shorts add a subtle bit of bling to your party outfit, and paired with a dark top and statement necklace it creates a different take on Christmas party wear. But throw a pair of sandals, a neutral t-shirt and a long strap bag into the equation and you have one chic summer outfit boxed off. How very organised!
Dressing down a glam look is much easier to do with separates, such as a skirt or top, than it is with a dress. But it can be done, and this time, colour and accessories are key. There’s no denying that a black sequin dress is super glam, and should be saved for those big nights out were they can be shown off to full effect. But go for a lighter shade and it changes everything.
At first glance this Love Label Batwing Beaded dress is definitely night out material. But imagine it with a tan waist belt, black tights and flat ankle boots, maybe with a long chunky knit cardi or a casual parka thrown over the top to really tone it down. Just think of all the beading replacing the jewellery you would have normally worn with any other outfit.
So keep those really special numbers for really special occasions, but take another look in your wardrobe and you’ll have no problem finding ways of really getting your wear out of those fabulously festive buys.