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.