Men—steal the limelight at those Christmas parties

The Christmas party season is in full swing, and although you might have been to a few soirees already chances are you’ve got a few more to contend with. And what about the big day itself? And New Year’s Eve? You really need to look the part to ensure you steal the limelight, and guys, although you might think you don’t have a lot of options, you can easily give the women a run for their money in the style stakes.

The evening look is all about going for suave sophistication, with a shirt and tie being a must. You could take it one step further with a full-on suit depending on the occasion, perhaps even a tuxedo for a truly special affair, and a good old fashioned bow tie can instantly up the glamour. Or, for a more subtle look, you could go for dark jeans and a blazer, but don’t think you have to stick to the norm.

Go for options that will make you stand out from the crowd—a velvet blazer, for example, will instantly set you apart from the others in the room, and you might like to opt for a different style of tie too. A thin tie can give an instant rock edge to any look or if you want a more classic style then a wide tie will be more your thing, but don’t be afraid to experiment to ensure you’re turning heads for all the right reasons.

Finally, you’ll want to customise things with a few accessories for the perfect finishing touch—a statement pair of cufflinks, for example, and a smart pair of shoes will of course be essential—and don’t forget about the overcoat when you’re making your way from car to party. Well, why not bring your trusty duffle with you? It’ll conceal your perfectly put-together outfit underneath whilst giving you the warmth you need at this time of year, and once you’ve invested in a few key pieces you’ll easily steal the limelight at all those parties.