If there is one thing that is both exciting and daunting about the annual festive period its the sudden increase in spontaneous parties. Gone are the days where mid-week evening call for Netflix and pyjamas, and in are the last minute drinks, impromptu dinners and unexpected party invites from relative you haven't seen since, well, this time last year.
And, of course, with this surge in popularity comes any girl's classic dilemma - WHAT DO I WEAR?! Well, since we love you, and we love Christmas and we LOVE discussing clothes at any given opportunity, we have conjured up a short 'n' sweet guide on how get through the party season with relative ease. All that's left for you to do is slick on the lipstick, spruce up your hair and remind everyone just how fabulous you really are!
WITH THE OFFICE
This ensemble is perfect for the office-to-party transition. We know you perhaps wouldn't usually don your Versus Versace heels whilst on the daily commute, but it's Christmas and you can make an exception, right? Michael Kors are always our go-to favourites for city-chic styles, and the berry hue of the Selma messenger bag is on-point for this season.
WITH THE FAMILY
We LOVE this look for a classy-meets-pretty take on a winter floral design. The incredibly flattering cut of the Darling dress is enhanced even more by the gorgeous pin lengthening platforms by Michael Kors. Finished with a sumptuous pink handbag, you'll be set for those festive family get togethers.
If you're lucky enough to find yourself at a more formal occasion this winter, black and silver is a fool-proof way to turn heads in the most sophisticated way. Team a floor sweeping Ted Baker dress with some metallic accessories by Michael Kors and Vivienne Westwood for an understated glamorous look, perfect for New Years Eve.