…Is how my four year old described the sequin top I wore to a party on Saturday…so I thought this was the perfect title for a “party wear” blog with a slight difference. Sure, a little black dress or Le Smoking suit is always an option, but who says holiday dressing has to be so cut and dry? From off the shoulder numbers to silky dresses, I have 5 ideas for switching it up and looking festive this season.
- An LBD with a twist
Certainly, a classic that will stand the test of time…but why not try it with a twist…studs, feathers, sequins or slits…the choice is yours.
I loved the look of this one from Next for £38…great if black isn’t a great colour for you as the panel at the front is more of an open weave..so less intense. I also love the frill sleeve as it is really flattering if you are bottom-heavy. For the price- its not going to break the back if you don’t get to wear it a lot…but is classic enough that it will least for next year.
- Seeing Green
A silky green dress is a stunning alternative to something in black…I love this option from And Other Stories £55. Could be worn with heals and a jacket for the evening or with tights and boots for the day…so you are getting your money’s worth!
- Leather and lace
Pair a lace blouse with a leather mini skirt for the ultimate naughty-meets-nice contrast. The skirt would look equally great with a lightweight fitted jumper for a more casual occasion and likewise you could pair the shirt with some skinny jeans, boots and a biker jacket for a dress down option.
- Skirting the issue
Add a pop of color to an otherwise neutral look in the form of a bright red skirt. Whether day or night, it is a great look and is bound to get some attention!
Here is one idea from Asos…
or how about this idea from Fashion Painted Dreams where you can pair the skirt with a pussy bow shirt and brocade jacket…love it!
- Deck the 80’s
A one-shouldered top paired with an oversized tassel earring is a great alternative if you are wanting something a bit different.
Paired with a tassel earring…
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I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a really Happy Christmas…in all it’s stressful last-minute-nativity-costume-making glory! What a brilliant year it has been for us all that the gorgeous Kate decided to launch the incredible Cheltenham Maman…it has created such a positive, supportive community and one that I am so proud to be part of. Here’s to 2017 and more #, pictures, frequent gin references and air punches to the modern mums of Cheltenham!
A Guest Blog Post from Kate Evans
Kate has been a qualified Image Consultant and Life Coach for over 12 years. Her friendly and relaxed approach as well as her understanding of styling means that she knows how to find clothes that truly fit people’s personalities, colouring, body shape and lifestyle. Not only will you look and feel better after a consultation with her, you’ll be able to shop more efficiently and get dressed in the morning without decision fatigue.
Kate works from her studio in Dumbleton, but can do consultations via Skype, virtual shopping trips via Pinterest and will obviously travel to your home if needed. Take a look at her website here.