Countdown to the party season

Christmas is rapidly approaching, and that can only mean one thing—it’s almost party season! The countdown has begun and if you want to look the part it’s important to get prepared, investing in a few party essentials that will ensure you can hit the circuit in style this season.

First up, we thought we’d take a look at a few things for the ladies. Now, you can’t go through a festive party season without a chic LBD at your side, being a classic choice that’s a staple for a reason. This type of dress will never go out of fashion and always manages to look flawless, and if you look for those with a bit of an on-trend twist (such as embellishments) you’ll be bang up to date.

The bag is another important choice, with a sleek clutch being high on the list of priorities. Again, embellishments could be the way to go or perhaps you want to give a nod to 20s glamour, and going for a statement shade can be a great way to add a pop of colour into your outfit. The same rule applies for the shoes, and when it comes to jewellery the bigger the better—it’s all about making a statement this season, so go bold with your accessories and you can’t go wrong.

As for the men—well, whilst you might need a few less essentials, there are still some staples that you always need to consider. It’s all about finishing touches and the shoes will be first on your list so think smart, sleek and stylish, with a black pair being the perennial favourite. You don’t have to forego the accessories either with a pair of stylish cufflinks being the perfect way to make a statement and add some bling to your outfit, adding interest and ensuring you stand out in the sea of shirts and suits.

There’s one final consideration that will apply to both sexes—the coat. You’ll need to cover up at this time of year because you wouldn’t want to get frostbite in your carefully chosen yet flimsy outfit, with a sleek, stylish blazer often being a great go-between. But, for when the temperatures really start to drop you’re going to need your trusty duffle, letting you conceal your high-impact look underneath. So what are you waiting for? The countdown to the party season has begun, so make sure to get those essentials sorted and you can really dazzle this festive season.