In the fashion stakes, the festive season can be a difficult one to get right – too much sparkle and you risk looking like a Christmas cracker, too little and you can find yourself fading into the background.
Personally, I’ve always loved a touch of sparkle at Christmas – the key is knowing when to opt for an all-out glitz and glamour versus a more subtle affair.
Here are some of our favourite pieces to make sure you’re the belle of the ball this season:
1. Religion Christmas Kimono Jacket In Sequin Co-Ord - £135.00
When opting for sequins, the trick is to pick a simple shape. This kimono co-ord from Religion ticks all the boxes! Separate the top and bottoms for maximum versatility – reinventing new looks that last the party season and beyond.
2. Valentino Tango embellished leather pumps - £760
We’re seeing stars with these gorgeous Valentino pumps! The heel size is super on-trend and perfect for endless Christmas parties! Team with your favorite jeans for a sophisticated daytime look or a full metallic skirt for the evening. This is a shoe for life (not just for Christmas).
3. Markus Luper Anna embellished cotton sweatshirt - £190
If you’re looking for a grown-up take on the Christmas jumper, then look no further. This Markus Luper jumper quite literally has ‘sparkle’ written all over it. A great go-to with this season’s must have leather look leggings, or lovely over a pair of pyjamas on Christmas morning!
4. Miu Miu Glitter Sunglasses – £207
There’s often a bit of fence-sitting when it comes to sunglasses in winter. I say, nonsense! There’s something really playful about these Miu Miu shades which don’t take themselves too seriously. Perfect for the Christmas day walk – and then some.
5. Zara long fringed dress - £59.99
Zara is having a bit of a moment this season – think embroidered prints, floaty silk blouses and shiny ankle boots. This long fringed dress is a real steal at £60 that you’ll wear time and time again. If you can brave the cold, pair with some strappy sandals or opt for some tough leather boots for a more biker chic vibe.
6. Kurt Geiger Black Carvela - £89
Talking of strappy sandals, these Kurt Geiger beauties are now in the sale, down from £125. Don’t be afraid of the 5-inch heel. Height = an instant confidence boost!
7. & Other stories sequin dress – £95
Part of the H&M brand, & Other Stories is one of my favourite stores. This shimmery number will flatter any shape and this is Christmas to a tee – say no more!
8. Zara evening bucket bag - £45.99
Another Zara favourite is this abstract bucket bag. We love the colours, the print and the long chain which is great for draping over one shoulder or wearing cross-body. A great bag for the party months.
9. YSL Star Bag - £1,525
Okay, so this is a bit of an investment piece but oh-so gorgeous! Stars may be a massive trend this season but they definitely have staying power when it comes to your forever wardrobe. Love it!