Luxe looks made easy
Whoop whoop - it’s the festive season, time to party! It’s the one time of year when you can pull out all the stops and wear all things opulent. From sumptuous fabrics to eye-catching embellishments it’s time to get ready to rock a look. For the low down on how to wear silk to elevate low key looks, to how to wear sequins if you’re a novice, we’ve got every look covered right here. From casual mulled wine get togethers to full on NYE glam, here’s how to work those RSVP’s in style.
1. Soft touch - CASHMERE
Cashmere the king of knitwear, super soft and lightweight, mega comfy, keeps you warm when it’s cold and cool when the temperature’s on the rise. Great with everything, for a luxe look play with texture and pair with contrast fabrics such as silk, velvet and leather. For a great day to evening look, throw on over a fluid dress and step into army boots to toughen up the look. Pop on a textured beanie for added cosy cool points. For evening, simply step into heels and drape your cashmere over your shoulders – emergency layer chic.
2. Am-pm sparkle GLITTERY THREAD
Want some daytime sparkle but not ready to rock sequins before cocktail hour? No problem, daytime glitz’s a cinch with a glittery top. In a neutral tone it’ll add a subtle shimmer and feel special at the same time. For an easy day to night look, pair with black skinny jeans, western ankle boots and team with a denim jacket for an effortlessly cool look.
3. Effortlessly elegant – 100% SILK
100% natural, comfy silk keeps you cool and instantly adds a touch of elegance. Great for elevating everyday favourites such as denim, turn up the luxe-o-meter for evening and pair silk with velvet. Opt for a patterned top, not only does it add pace, it allows you to team contrasting tailored separates that match back to your top. Say hello to timeless with a twist - compliment inducing, sleek and modern, get ready to RSVP yes!
4. Total plush over - VELVET
Think of plush velvet and eveningwear springs to mind. But really, when can you start wearing velvet? From velvet sandals in summer to velvet blazers for day in autumn, the answer is 24/7 all year round. It’s all down to styling. But back to evening; for a fresh take on this opulent fabric, break away from the traditional LBD and tux and step back in time by opting for a co-ord in an unexpected colour, such as amber, and nail retro ladylike elegance in three simple steps. 1. pair a midi length skirt with a rolled collar top, 2. add statement jewellery and 3. keep shoes and accessories neutral, so your velvet combo can pop. Hey presto – old school glamour made easy.
5. Razzle dazzle ‘em - SEQUINS
Calling all fashion magpies! Super fun, nothing says “it’s party time” more than sequins. For a gentle, toe-dipping approach (perfect if you’re a novice to wearing this shiny festive favourite), look to muted tones with a scattered placement and opt for separates. Great for reflecting light towards your face, here’s how to wear a sequin top: simply team with plain skirts, trousers (yep jeans work too!) and then dial up the shine factor with a bag or shoes. Minimum effort, maximum style – it’s a win, win!