We all know that our fave festive flicks can help soothe any post-party feels, but have you ever noticed the <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> inspiration they serve up? From cosy knitwear to party
<span class=”woR”>dress</span><span class=”woD”>A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).</span>, these iconic films offer a lot of sartorial suggestions on top of their tear-jerking storylines and heart-warming moments. Here are five key looks we love and how you can wear them IRL.
From sunny LA to snowy Surrey, The Holiday’s Amanda always looks on-point, even while she’s having a midlife crisis after her breakup (how does she look that good in sweatpants?). You may not be planning to swap lives with a stranger any time soon, but you can defo copy elements of her sophisticated style. Take her shearling-trimmed coat. We can’t guarantee you’ll nab a dashing Jude Law lookalike in it, but a similar faux-shearling number is an investment piece that’s guaranteed to keep you warm in style.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Now, when it comes to naming your favourite time of year, for many people it’s a toss-up between Halloween and <span class=”woR”>Christmas</span><span class=”woD”>Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesm?sse, meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.</span>. Director Tim Burton was clearly caught in a similar conundrum when he decided to release the merry-yet-macabre animated flick The Nightmare Before Christmas. The film tells the tale of Jack Skellington and humanoid ragdoll, Sally. Everything about Sally has been sewn together, including her patchwork dress (which eerily matches the stitching around her eyes). For a spookily good look, go for a similar number like this street-styler. Rock it at a party and you’ll have fellow guests shouting, ‘What’s this? What’s this?!’ with jealousy and excitement.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
After a day or two of full-on family time over Christmas, you may have wished you too were lost in New York like Kevin in Home Alone. Aside from being jealous of his fun-filled time in the Big Apple (until he runs into the bad guys, of course), there’s also plenty to be envious of in his winter lineup – like his adorable bobble hat. Trust us when we say a beanie will greatly improve your cold-weather life. And it looks just as good on grown-ups, as this street-styler proves. Wear it on the weekend with jeans and a bomber jacket, ya filthy animals.
Hands up if Love Actually makes you cry every time? The Richard Curtis classic gives us all the Christmas feels – and plenty of seriously stylish moments. Keira Knightley’s character, in particular, sleighs throughout the movie. When she opens the door to her husband’s close (and may we add terrible) friend, who proceeds to tell her he loves her, she gives us a valuable fashion lesson: knits need not be frumpy. Find one that falls off the shoulder and, hey presto, your off-duty weekend look is dialled up a notch. Take your cue from this street-styler and wear it with denim and black accessories. To us, this is perfect.
It’s a Wonderful Life
The classic to beat all classics, it’s impossible to avoid It’s a Wonderful Life at Christmas. George Bailey and his life story may be the focus of the film, but Mary (played by Donna Reed) and her amazing costumes are also big stars of the film. The tiered dress she wears in the dance scene is particularly major and it moves so beautifully as she shimmies around with George. A similar ruffly style will look amazing as you bust a move over party season. Plus, as you can see from this street-style look, it works for daytime with a sweater and trainers. It sure is a wonderful look.
Christmas – and with it the long-awaited return home for the holidays – is fast approaching. The time off also means you might finally get the opportunity to catch up on some of this year’s best books. But rather than having to stuff our luggage with heady hardbacks, we’re opting for an extensive library of audiobooks instead this year. Keep reading to discover extracts of the 13 titles we’ll be listening to on the drive home or snuggled up in front of the fireplace on Boxing Day…
1. One Enchanted Evening by Anton Du Beke
From the Strictly Come Dancing star and master entertainer, Anton Du Beke, comes One Enchanted Evening – a tale of scandal and secrets set amidst the glitz and glamour of 1930s London. It’s ideal for fans of Downton Abbey and a tonic for dreary winter nights.
2. The Curious Heart of Alisa Rae by Stephanie Butland:
The Curious Heart of Alisa Rae follows a young woman who is learning how to live again only a few months after a heart transplant that – just in time – saved her life. Life should be a joyful adventure, but there are plenty of new difficulties she has to face…
3. Christmas at the Palace by Jeevani Charika
Curl up with the festive royal romance Christmas at the Palace, echoing the story of our very own Harry and Meghan. Not even in her wildest imaginings did Kumari ever think she’d become a princess. But having fallen for Ben – or rather Prince Benedict, sixth in line to the throne – it looks like nothing will ever go as planned again…
4. The Secrets of Primrose Square by Claudia Carroll
Take a trip to Primrose Square where secrets abound behind closed doors with this delightfully cosy listen. It’s late at night and the rain is pouring down on the Dublin city streets. A mother is grieving for her dead child. She stands silently outside the home of the teenage boy she believes responsible…
5. The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti
The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree is a novel for all the family about a young girl losing her sight, inspired by the author’s own life story. It’s a great match for fans of Wonder, The Little Prince and The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly.
6. Two Owls at Eton by Jonathan Franklin
The classic British tale of eccentricity and education Two Owls at Eton is a witty, poignant and nostalgic memoir that continues to delight and is now available as an audiobook for the very first time.
7. A House of Ghosts by W. C. Ryan
An unrelentingly gripping mystery packed with twists and turns, A House of Ghosts is the perfect chilling listen this winter. As the First World War enters its most brutal phase, back home in England, everyone is seeking answers to the darkness that has seeped into their lives…
8. The Darkness Around Her by Neil White
When Lizzie Barnsley is murdered along a canal, Dan Grant is called in to represent her alleged killer. Peter Box has confessed to Lizzie’s murder, but did he actually do it or is there some other darker force at play? Find out in The Darkness Around Her…
9. Widows by Lynda La Plante
Listen to the Widows audiobook before you watch the new blockbuster film. Dolly Rawlins, Linda Perelli and Shirley Miller are left devastated when their husbands are killed in a heist that goes disastrously wrong. Facing life alone, they turn to crime together.
10. The Helicopter Heist by Jonas Bonnier
Four men gather in Stockholm and a plan to steal millions from the largest cash facility in Sweden. A gripping and thought-provoking thriller based on an incredible real-life theft, The Helicopter Heist will take hold of you and not let you go.
11. The Secrets You Hide by Kate Helm
The Secrets You Hide follows Georgia Sage, who has a special gift: she can see evil in people. As a courtroom artist she uses her skills to help condemn those who commit terrible crimes. After all, her own brutal past means she knows innocence is even rarer than justice…
12. My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen
My Thoughts Exactly is the number one Sunday Times best selling autobiography from the one and only Lily Allen – woman, mother, singer, songwriter. Get the audiobook to hear her very honest, brave and frank story told in her own voice.
13. Harry: Conversations with the Prince by Angela Levin
1. THE PARTY SOCK
A pointy black patent pump is basically the LBD of the shoe <span class=”woR”>wardrobe</span><span class=”woD”>A wardrobe is a standing closet used for storing clothes. Many people[who?] argue that wardrobes are different in use and style of closets, but they were created by the French to be used as a closet. The earliest wardrobe was a chest, and it was not until some degree of luxury was attained in regal palaces and the castles of powerful nobles that separate accommodation was provided for the apparel of the great. The name of wardrobe was then given to a room in which the wall-space was filled with closets and lockers, the drawer being a comparatively modern invention. From these cupboards and lockers the modern wardrobe, with its hanging spaces, sliding shelves and drawers, evolved slowly.</span>. Put an extra-festive spin on the classic <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> with a chic sock pairing in a sheer polka-dot pattern.
2. THE 80S GLAM GOAL
Take holiday dressing to the next level by channeling a bit of 80s glam. Go all-in party with a glitter-ball dress and a pair of big sparkly earrings. Dare to shine bright, yes – like a diamond.
3. THE CHAIN BAG
Let the golden chain-link of a small shoulder bag make a statement of its own. Accessorize your afterdark look by wearing it nonchalantly wrapped around the wrist. Minimal effort, high impact.
4. THE HOT HOSIERY
The <span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.</span> girl’s alternative to basic black tights is spelled lace. Unexpected hosiery is a foolproof way of giving your party wardrobe an upgrade – without the risk of overspending.
5. THE EXTRA EARWEAR
You’ll still be wearing these sculptural earrings long after the holidays are over. The decorative danglers are the extra in any ensemble and make a smooth transition from day to dance floor.
6. THE DIAMOND DO
When you’ve picked out what to wear, it’s time to add the glitter. Adorn yourself in dazzling layers of bracelets and mirror the glimmer with a crystal-embellished bag. Never hold back on the sparkle.
7. THE LUXE SCRUNCHIE
Need a super-quick hair fix? Make a messy top knot and secure it with a lustrous velvet scrunchie. This party-ready hair style is cool and quirky, yet elegant enough to elevate your evening look.
8. THE BELT TRICK
A waist belt is the sort of accessory that can make an entire outfit, transforming a dress or blazer from simple to stunning in a second. Choose a wide, waist-cinching version for a fashion-forward approach.
9. THE CLUTCH BAG(S)
Nothing says cocktail party elegance more than a classic envelope clutch bag, or two – if you’re feeling adventurous. Now here’s the question: solid color or sparkly gold and glitter? Tough call.
10. THE SPARKLY HOOPS
These crystal-encrusted hoops are guaranteed to take your look to a new stylish dimension. Team the gleaming jewels with pared-back suiting, tapping into that ultra-luxe black tie glamour.
Yep, the party season is officially upon us, but if you’ve still got that nagging ‘no idea what to wear’ feeling then fear not. We’ve pulled together five of our favourite cocktail dresses you’ll want to wear right away (even if it happens to be a Tuesday afternoon). Because what better time is there to be dripping in sequins and glitter if not to the 56 parties you’re attending during the festive months?
All things sparkly are having a moment and we’re so here for it. This party mini just about ticks all the boxes – wear it with heels for cocktails or throw on a pair of chunky trainers for a contrast that is both comfy and so right now. It’s a win-win.
A timeless classic, but make it floral. If you’re looking for a mini <span class=”woR”>dress</span><span class=”woD”>A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).</span>
with maximum impact, look no further. Just add a colour-popping lipstick, a metallic clutch and heels and we’ll see you on the dancefloor.
Soft as velvet
It’s the fabric quite literally giving us all the feels ATM – and, let’s be honest, velvet = festive AF. But you know what’s even more festive? An emerald green velvet dress, so you can walk around looking like a very fancy <span class=”woR”>Christmas</span><span class=”woD”>Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesm?sse, meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.</span> bauble.
We’re getting major Bond Girl vibes off this one and if you too have been longing for a bit of 70s disco glam, we’ve got news for you… now is your time. This LGD is here to show it truly ‘tis the season of more is more.
‘That’s too many sequins’ – said no one ever. Be the disco ball of the party in this little number. You’ll have everyone dancing around you, but, then again, it’s no party if you aren’t there. This rainbow showstopper promises to make one helluva entrance.
Often the most uncomplicated ensembles pack the chicest punch. The latest of these simple combos is now is becoming every bit as ubiquitous. Enter: super-relaxed tailoring, the outfit trend we can barely go an Instagram or Pinterest scroll without spying on our favorite influencers. As much suited to a stroll through a Moroccan market as to the lunch spots of downtown Manhattan, this combination of an oversize shirt mixed with loose-fitting tailored trousers screams easy-breezy.
There’s only one rule to the trend: Keep your separates relaxed and minimal. Ensure your shirt is a few sizes too big, and pair with paper-bag, high-waisted <span class=”woR”>trousers</span><span class=”woD”>Trousers (pants in North America and Australia) are an item of clothing worn from the waist to the ankles, covering both legs separately (rather than with cloth extending across both legs as in robes, skirts, and dresses). In the UK the word “pants” generally means underwear and not trousers. Shorts are similar to trousers, but with legs that come down only to around the area of the knee, higher or lower depending on the style of the garment. To distinguish them from shorts, trousers may be called “long trousers” in certain contexts such as school uniform, where tailored shorts may be called “short trousers”, especially in the UK.</span>
(like the above look from Na Nin Vintage), palazzo styles, or an oversize subtle flare (blogger Ada Oguntodu expertly demonstrates this option below). As for your palette, neutral works best, but no one’s getting a slap on the wrist if a dash of color is what you so desire. Below, we’ve rounded up prime inspiration for the best trouser-and-shirt combinations in town.
WHITE AND TAN WORK BEAUTIFULLY TOGETHER
Style Notes: Make like
<span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.</span> girl María Bernad and opt for caramel-brown high-waisted trousers, keeping it crisp and white on top. Throw in oversize earrings for extra <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> points.
YOU CAN LAYER UP FOR WINTER
Style Notes: Layer over a cream-colored turtleneck to make your ensemble cold weather–appropriate. Less of the chill, all of the chic.
SIMPLY SWAP SUMMER NEUTRALS FOR WINTER ONES
Style Notes: Who said you can’t move this outfit idea into winter? Just swap creams and whites for black. Simple.
BUT ALL-WHITE WORKS EVERY TIME
Style Notes: All white? It always looks expensive. Separate those pure pieces with a vintage-style belt for the perfect finishing touch.
ADD INTEREST WITH UNIQUE ACCESSORIES
Style Notes: Yes, this look is all about relaxed shapes, but that’s not to say you can’t be experimental with your accessories. Those cute details can make this idea unique.
SUBTLE, CLASSIC PATTERNS ARE IN
Style Notes: Stop your oversize look from stepping into swamping territory by way of a statement belt.
UNTUCKED CAN WORK AS WELL AS TUCKED-IN
Style Notes: If tucking isn’t your thing (or your shirt is simply too good to hide half of), let it hang out in all its glory. Just add a cute bag and fun sunnies like influencer Ada Oguntodu.
PLAY WITH PROPORTIONS
Style Notes: If you want to dabble in the trend but prefer your tailoring slim-fit, pair hip-hugging cigarette trousers with your white blouse.
ADD TRAINERS FOR THE MOST LAID-BACK OPTION
Style Notes: When it comes to footwear, pair your tailoring with stylish sneakers. Comfort is key.
OR ELEVATE ANY VERSION WITH EVENING SHOES
Style Notes: Alternatively, ramp up your look with look-at-me heels, just as blogger Darja Barannik has here.
It’s officially party season, which means your work <span class=”woR”>Christmas</span><span class=”woD”>Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesm?sse, meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.</span> party is just around the corner. Not sure what to do or what to wear? Rule 101: don’t shag your boss. Second, find a fire outfit to make sure you’re more lit than a Christmas tree. We’ve rounded up this quick guide to save you from those “I have nothing to wear” for the office Christmas party mini breakdowns.
Office to bar
Let’s face it, just because we’re not Bey doesn’t mean we can’t pull off a fire mini <span class=”woR”>dress</span><span class=”woD”>A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).</span>. When your office Christmas party is all about the drinks, get yourself a figure-hugging dress if you want to show off your curves. After all, this is your chance before all the Christmas food and binge-eating commences over the Christmas period. Opt for a Bardot style to keep things classic or choose a blazer dress to add an extra edge without over-revealing. These sort of dresses are a sure fire way to suit wherever the night takes you: Consider them good dresses to make bad stories in.
Desk drinking before heading to town? Step away from the emails…Anything you send now will be like a drunk text but 100% worse. You can avoid a f*ckboy… Colleagues, not so much.
The free bar
If you have one of those work Christmas dos where it’s a free bar and you just know you’re going to end up a little (or a lot) worse for wear, then this is the outfit for you. Stay clear of playsuits and <span class=”woR”>jumpsuit</span><span class=”woD”>Jumpsuit originally referred to the functional one-piece garments used by parachuters/skydivers, but has come to be used as a common term for any one-piece garment with sleeves and legs.</span>
s that will only end up testing your patience when you’ve officially broken the seal and, let’s be honest, there’s nothing worse than having to completely strip off every time you need a wee. Plus, there’s only so many times you can ask ‘can you undo my zip for me’ to a random gal waiting in the queue. Co-ords keep things fresh when everyone’s turning up to the party in dresses.
And if you’re one of the lucky ones with a free bar, that guy from accounts that you think is weird, who suddenly looks cute 27 bottles of prosecco in, is not the one hun – run away.
Black tie event
Got a black tie event? Congrats, babe, someone’s doing well! Don’t dig out your old prom dress or ball gown. You want to look like an absolute boss babe whilst still looking like you’re ready to down shots at the bar with your co-workers. Try the ultimate trend for the party season: It’s all about soft liquid metallics and lashing of sequins. Maxi and midi dresses are often a little more restrictive than a playsuit or mini dress, so don’t feel like you need to keep your hemlines below your knees just because it’s a posh do.
But remember, just because your boss is dancing on the table, doesn’t mean you should! Another rule 101, stick to the actual ground when you want to have a bit of dance off – especially at a black-tie event. You can thank us later.
The plus one
Your boyfriend has invited you to his work’s do. You need to look seriously hot whilst also looking respectable enough to gain some good reputation with his co-workers and bosses. This is the time to add-to-bag a jumpsuit. They give you shape, length and also a bit of integrity in case you end up having a few too many. Vertical striped styles add some height even if you’re perfectly petite. Clash your textures with a faux fur jacket to add more glitz and you’re good to go. It’s really that simple.
…and one word of warning. If you think karaoke is a genius idea when you’re absolutely smashed: think again, babe. Remember the scene in Bridget Jones when she’s wearing a tinsel crown, a cigarette in her hand and she’s in full-on singing mode, then suddenly Hugh Grant walks in? Don’t be that person. There will be no Hugh Grant casually passing by – only your boss. No one wants the office walk of shame when Monday rolls around.
Eat, drink and be Missguided. You’re welcome, babe.
Dreaming of outerwear that will catapult your winter line-up into another world? Look no further than an intergalactic metallic coat. Tapping into FW18’s futuristic trend, (not to mention the space-race theme of Ryan Gosling’s latest flick, First Man), high-shine outerwear is here to help you boldly go where no trendsetter has gone before. Here are three ways to wear it now.
There was an astronomical amount of tinfoil-inspired outerwear this season, from Sies Marjan to Calvin Klein. German designer Philipp Plein sent his models out in a faux snowstorm, serving sporty-space realness via high-shine metallics like this silver puffer <span class=”woR”>jacket</span><span class=”woD”>A jacket is a mid stomach length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a <span class=”woR”>coats</span><span class=”woD”>A coat is a garment worn by both men and women, for warmth or fashion. Coats typically have long sleeves and are open down the front, closing by means of buttons, zippers, hook-and-loop fasteners, toggles, a belt, or a combination of some of these. Other possible features include collars, shoulder straps and hoods.</span>
, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.</span>. If ever there was a way to wear a sports bra in winter, this is it.
A metallic coat needn’t always be so extra it has you reaching for your sunglasses – this street-styler shows it can be a laid-back look as well. Houston, you won’t have a problem fitting this into your everyday vibe. Just throw it on over your weekend shopping outfit as you hop into town – plus, it’ll keep you extra safe, too, thanks to its reflective properties. Win-win.
Try it on
Wanna try it yourself? We’ve got just the jacket. Padded for extra warmth and blessed with a very practical hood, you’ll feel on point in this holographic beauty – even in the harshest throws of winter. Try it out with straight-leg <span class=”woR”>jeans</span><span class=”woD”>Jeans are trousers typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term “jeans” refers to a particular style of pants, called “blue jeans,” which were invented by Jacob Davis in 1871 and patented by Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. Originally designed for cowboys and miners, jeans became popular in the 1950s among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture.</span> and a graphic tee. Warning: aliens may mistake you for their mothership, but it comes with the territory when you’re serving an out-of-this-world look.
This party season we are here to celebrate you.
So raise a glass, raise the roof. DANCE LIKE NOBODY IS WATCHING, dance like all eyes are on you. Grab the sequins, then grab some more. Cheers to another year of doing your thing, take a shot to the New Year, same amazing you. Sparkle harder than a <span class=”woR”>Christmas</span><span class=”woD”>Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesm?sse, meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.</span> tree, ho ho ho louder than St Nick. It’s party season so do just that, even if it’s in your pj’s. Here’s. To. You. And we’ve got just the thing this party season so that you can
Ok, ok so sequins for Christmas may not be groundbreaking but they are necessary. It’s officially the season you can dress like a disco ball and hun, embrace it. This season opt for fringed sequinned playsuits a la Kenall Jenner or a sequin bodysuit like Kylie – because can you ever really go wrong taking
<span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> tips from the Kardashian/Jenner clan – the answer to that would be a no. Sequin accessories are big this season too, go for a sequin clutch for added sparkle, or team a pair of platform heels with some sequin <span class=”woR”>socks</span><span class=”woD”>A sock is an item of clothing worn on the feet and often covering the ankle and some part of the calf. Some type of shoe or boot is typically worn over socks.</span>. Go live your best disco ballin’ life babes.
Suit up this season and show them who wears the pants in one of this years biggest silhouettes – the tailored suit. If you’re after an outfit that will look fire in the club but is also comfy enough to pass out in the go for a satin pyjama suit, loved by the likes of RiRi, need we say more. Add a bit of sparkle to your Christmas tailoring and opt for a full sequin suit, a sure fire way to stand out on the dance floor. Pair your look with barley there’s and statement accessories for a cool girl party look.
Want to look cool and be comfy at the same time? Obviously, we give you velvet. Once used to make your Nan’s curtains, velvet is THE fabric of the season – and you don’t need to iron it… Bingo! A velvet suit is a must have this season, team with a lace body and statement earring for glam worthy glam. A velvet cami is the perfect look that can be worn a million ways, wear with a statement shoe for an out out look, or team with a tee and boots for day to night thing.
The Ultimate LBD
Yes, yes you do need one. The LBD, who can live without one? This season update yours and go for velvet. A deep plunge will update an LBD and bring it into the now. For added cool girl points add a belt bag – one of this years hottest accessories, that will also leave your hands free for two drinks win, win. For a more laid back look opt for some patent leather ankle boots and for all out, out out vibes go for an embellished heel.
Finish yourself off this party season… Killer accessories are an absolute must when it comes to taking your party outfit from 0-100 in a few easy steps. This season the 70’s called and platforms are BIG – that’s good news for huns to as they are actually comfortable to wear – comfortable heels who knew? Party socks are here to stay this season too, so keep your toes warm and look cool and slip them on to up your barely there game.
The weather is RUBBISH, and we are feeling a little bit deflated. The only remedy for the December blues is to fill up your diary and keep yourself busy ’til <span class=”woR”>Christmas</span><span class=”woD”>Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesm?sse, meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.</span>, right? If you’re going on a night out, planning your outfit is as easy as throwing on an LBD and some heels. But, nailing a daytime party look is far more difficult. To help you out, and give you some major inspo, we’ve rounded up our #babesofmissguided to give you all the daytime party #outfitgoals:
A co-ord is the perfect addition to your <span class=”woR”>wardrobe</span><span class=”woD”>A wardrobe is a standing closet used for storing clothes. Many people[who?] argue that wardrobes are different in use and style of closets, but they were created by the French to be used as a closet. The earliest wardrobe was a chest, and it was not until some degree of luxury was attained in regal palaces and the castles of powerful nobles that separate accommodation was provided for the apparel of the great. The name of wardrobe was then given to a room in which the wall-space was filled with closets and lockers, the drawer being a comparatively modern invention. From these cupboards and lockers the modern wardrobe, with its hanging spaces, sliding shelves and drawers, evolved slowly.</span> – Wear the pieces together for a statement look, or separately for more cost-per-wear. Wear a skirt, oversized jacket and crop top for autumn, then upgrade your skirt for matching trousers when the temperature drops.
Underwear as Outerwear
Underwear as outerwear is a trend that’s going nowhere in AW18. A lace bralet with shorts or a <span class=”woR”>skirt</span><span class=”woD”>A skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist or hips and covers all or part of the legs. The hemline of skirts can vary from micro to floor-length and can vary according to cultural conceptions of modesty and aesthetics as well as the wearer’s personal taste, which can be influenced by such factors as fashion and social context. Most skirts are self-standing garments, but some skirt-looking panels may be part of another garment such as leggings, shorts, and swimsuits.</span> is a perfect nighttime look. But, layering a silk shirt on top gives ultimate sophisticated vibes, to slay in the day.
A shirt dress is the ultimate smart-casual look – So it’s perfect for a daytime party outfit. Wear oversized, with chunky boots for cool-girl vibes. Layer this with a casual black jacket and some oversized hoop earrings – Transitional season, sorted.
A midi dress can be dressed up for the ultimate night-time event. But, a long-sleeved, knitted dress can bridge the gap between occasion and daytime dressing – Keeping you warm whilst still looking dressy. Wear with simple jewellery and perspex heels.
Jumpsuits are for every season and every occasion, so they’re the perfect look for a daytime party. They’re the instant outfit your wardrobe needs, so go plain or patterned and wear with barely-there heels and accessorise with simple jewellery.
The 70s is one of our fave decades. It brought us Queen, bell-bottom flares, Charlie’s Angels, disco sequins… need we go on? It also gave us some seriously good dress options that are mainstays in our closets today. To celebrate our love of the free-spirited era, here are five key dress <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> and how to wear them now.
That’s all folk
Floaty <span class=”woR”>dress</span><span class=”woD”>A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).</span> in folksy patchworks, paisley prints and homespun embroideries were everywhere in the 70s thanks to the peace-lovin’ hippies. These frocks are of course perf for vay-cay but, as this street-styler proves, if you swap in some knee-high <span class=”woR”>boots</span><span class=”woD”>A boot is a type of footwear and a specific type of shoe. Most boots mainly cover the foot and the ankle, while some also cover some part of the lower calf. Some boots extend up the leg, sometimes as far as the knee or even the hip. Most boots have a heel that is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made of one piece.</span> they can totally work for cold weather, too.
The turtleneck jumper dress is another treasure we can thank the 70s for. What would we do without this cosy style to slip into on those chilly mornings? This street-styler is giving us major inspo to make it a modern affair by wearing with wide-leg jeans and white boots. Carry a perspex bag for extra style points.
The safari trend that ruled through the 70s was all about chunky belts, patch pockets and neutral shades. Easy to pull off yet totally put together at the same time, a belted dress with this sort of vibe is ideal for your 9-5 line-up. We especially love this sleek leather version. A+.
A 70s round-up wouldn’t be complete without a mention of flower power. Petal prints bring an instant uplift to your 24/7 style, espesh on a floaty silhouette. A dark iteration is a good option for winter – add a leather jacket and lace-up boots for an 80s-era punk mash-up.
The decade wasn’t all floor-skimming hems and hippy-dippy details. The early 70s also loved slick shift dresses, too. A white iteration is an on-point option for those obsessed with a more pared-back style. Just add black tights and high boots to counter those winter winds.