With summer a distant memory and a crisp autumn giving way to a chilly winter, the only thing we’re thinking about more than what to add to our Christmas list is what we’re going to wear to the host of events steadily filling our calendars. Between all of the dinners, drinks, parties and events, there are plenty of opportunities to dress up and head out in the next few months, and nothing beats the winter blues like an exciting new outfit inspired by all of the sparkle and celebration of the festive period.
When it comes to party dressing, there are always the fail-safe options (like the little black dress or the camisole top), but making occasionwear feel fresh and new is a different challenge in itself. So if, like us, you’re tired of the same old tropes (and yes, we do mean “jeans and a nice top”), fear not. In a bid to solve any party outfit dilemmas, we’ve assembled the best investment buys to take you from the work Christmas party to New Year’s Eve and everywhere in between.
This season, ARKET’s “Forever Yours” festive edit is inspired by the memorable pieces of clothing and accessories that hold a special place in our hearts thanks to their sentimental value. We all have those pieces in our wardrobe that we’ve collected over the years and only wear on the most important or celebratory occasions, and it’s these timeless, elevated pieces that form the basis of a small but perfectly formed edit of what to wear this winter.
Amongst the sequins and velvet, there are pieces everyone will love, like a versatile poplin shirt and a sensational wide-legged suit, along with our personal favourites, aka metallic shoes and sparkling shoulder bags.
So keep scrolling to see and shop our favourite picks from ARKET’s premium edit of classic pieces guaranteed to add a little extra polish to your evening outfits this party season.
Dress up, quite literally, in the party-ready dresses that we’ve been waiting for all year. This wardrobe staple is the obvious choice for special occasions thanks to its minimum-fuss, maximum-impact execution that meets the dress code every time.
Eveningwear often calls for power dressing, and it doesn’t get more commanding than strong tailoring. It’s the perfect option for office-to-dinner events, and bold colours, new cuts and sumptuous fabrics can make even simple suiting feel extra special. Look out for sultry velvets, winter white and sharp cuts.
Light up the night in twinkling clothing and accessories that come alive in the spotlight. Whether you’re looking for going-out bags, statement trousers or anything in between, make sure that it shines.
And there you have it—the final look is complete. Well, not quite yet, because no matter your style, there’s always the perfect accessory to complete your outfit. Ostentatious dresser? There’s an understated shoe to balance your look. Devoted minimalist? Why not add a little sparkle? It is the season, after all.
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