Style Theory: The Christmas Party outfit = An item or items of clothing that wows on entrance, is comfortable and has a 'un-mumsy' edge.
For me, this season, dressing up comes with a big portion of dressing down and a side helping of sparkle. Think embellished trousers or a metallic skirt worn with with a T-shirt, a suit jacket and a sparkly necklace or toughening up a lace dress with a biker jacket and ankle boots. It is all about juxtaposing the 'over the top' with the supremely casual.
Here are streetstylers showing us how it's done:
|The lace top really works with the PVC leggings. To make this more wearable wear a lace top with ankle length slim trousers/coated black jeans and high black shoes.|
|The simplicity of this outfit works, the peplum is a great option for a rounded tummy. Wear it full length, not crop with black jeans.|
|These gold trousers are fabulous but maybe only for the brave?!|
|Black silk shirt and trousers, perfection.|
|Just adore this look, especially with the trainers but for a night out put on with leopard print high court shoes.|
|Love the sparkly skirt with grey T-shirt, long cardigan and ankle boots, laidback dressing up at it's best.|
|Again jumper and sequin skirt works gorgeously together.|
|Simple monochrome, sophisticated and stylish.|
|Fabulous trousers dressed down with T-Shirt and smart jacket.|
|Gorgeous D&G winter floral dress, this is a really hot look on the high street for AW13.|
All images from Pinterest
Now for a few ideas from the high street:
|Oasis Silk Winter Rose Dress £75|
This is a beautiful print, a great shape for women with curves. To avoid looking mumsey I would wear with a pair of opaque tights and shoe boots or mix it up with a pair of leopard print high heels.
|Topshop Kimono Bloom Split Dress £49|
This has fabulous reviews on line and will take you from AW13 to SS14 again wear with shoeboots and opaques.
|Oasis Silk Winter Rose Shirt £60|
|Oasis Winter Rose Print Skirt £40|
This is a gorgeous matchy matchy outfit that looks fab and edgy. You have the added bonus of being able to wear the skirt and shirt separately, pair the shirt with a pair of black skinny jeans and leopard print heels and wear a denim shirt with the skirt.
|Monsoon Clemence Bodyshaping dress £68|
This is from Monsoon and has a secret panel inside to hold you in. Is a beautiful print and be bold contrast with animal print heels or shoe boots to give it a much needed edge.
Stunning metallic dresses:
|Anthropologie Flora Gleam Dress £138|
A beautiful metallic dress, does all the work itself, keep accessories minimal and low key.
|Boden Wow Bistro Crop £89|
Love these trousers, beautifully styled by Boden with jewelled jumper and leopard print pumps.
|Boden sequin leaf skirt £110|
Gorgeous metallic floral skirt, I woud wear with opaques and shoe boots.
|Boden Bistro Crop Trousers £89|
Fabulous spotty trousers, can be dressed up with black cashmere jumper and high heels or dressed down with a denim shirt and brogues.
|Uniqlo Cashmere crew neck jumper £49.90|
A fabulous cashmere jumper at a great price.
|Asos Midi dress with Short Sleeves £25|
|ASOS swing Dress with Pleated Hem £38|
A couple of very reasonable easy jersey dresses. You can dress them up with a gorgeous statement necklace and heels with metallic details or wear them everyday with ankle/knee high boots and a biker jacket.
Leather and Lace dresses:
|Topshop Quilted Panelled Skater Dress £55|
This is a gorgeous dress on, it is edgy in its own right so you don't need to accessorise, wear with high heeled animal print shoes and opaques for a very cool look.
|M&S Collection Leather Peplum Dress £150|
Expensive but oh so sophisticated and the peplum will cover any tummy and the shape of the dress will flatter.
|Topshop Embellished Openback Dress by Rare £55|
This brings in lots of trends together, lace, metallic and velvet. I would wear with opaques and shoeboots and minimal accessories.
|Zara Lace Dresses £69.99|
Feel like a beautiful ballerina in a fabulous net skirt:
|Topshop Black Midi Tulle Skirt £25|
Wear with a cashmere jumper, black opaques and animal print shoes...stunning!
My favourite dress..I love it..
|Topshop Duchess Satin Dress £70|
Looks completely fabulous on, so classy, chic and not too expensive.
|Dress: Tara Jarmon|
Leopard Print pumps: Nine West
I wore this with my leather jacket apologies no photos of it x
Next time some gorgeous and reasonable shoes and accessories to complete your Christmas look.
And next week some truly fabulous Christmas presents for under £20.
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