Party season is upon us, meaning it’s the perfect time to plan your party season wardrobe. Whether you are attending just a few festive events in 2017, or you’ve got a fully booked diary, it’s possible to look festive, glam and different at every event you go to, with just a few key pieces that you can mix and match.
With evenings packed full of bubbles, music and dancing right around the corner, here is your full guide to party season style for 2017, so that you can feel and look your best this Christmas…
It’s true that the same colours are on trend each and every year for party season. Silver, gold, red, burgandy and green are of course all obvious choices, but one of the contending trends for winter 2017 is jewel tones. When worn in the right materials, jewel tones can look truly luxe and lavish.
Try bold pinks, teal and amber for Christmas parties, in silks and velvet. We love the Sika’a Pink Dashiki Co-ord. Cool, modern and chic, this set is the perfect way to make an impact with unique festive style. Compete the look with gold jewellery, a metallic clutch bag and healed sandals in the same tone. Add a statement pink lip to enhance the look further.
For a paired down look mix and match the top and trousers. Try teaming the pink and printed high-waist trousers with a black bardot crop and statement necklace, or team Dashiki crop top with a high waist black bodycon midi skirt or high waist wide leg black trousers. This makes for such a versatile look, that will see you through several Christmas parties with a completely unique look for each.
The traditional tuxedo has been given a feminine update for 2017. Tuxedo dresses hit the catwalks and provide a great way to channel an androgynous look with a feminine twist. Much like the boyfriend shirt, the tuxedo dress has been simply updated to create a chic look for women. With a bardot shoulder shape, deep v-neck, double breasted front and simple shape, this look is super simple and chic. Try a white, cream or black tuxedo for a classic style that’s been updated for the 21st century. Add a pair of skinny strap heels and statement drop earrings to complete the look.
Let just one piece of clothing do all the talking and team with muted and simple pieces, to create a unique style that really makes an impact without being over powering. We love the Sika’a Kitoko Tie Waist African Print Skirt, for a unique take on a festive look.
This bold print is easy to add a simple festive touch to, and is perfect if you want to go for a subtle and sophisticated Christmas style, instead of full on glitter and baubles. Try teaming the high-waist skirt with a black velvet bodysuit, or a simple slightly sheer white shirt tucked in with gold accessories. If you want to up the festive factor try a gold glitter clutch with a glittery eye.
Naughty or Nice
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One of the trends that emerged through blogger and celebrity culture for the Christmas party season is ‘naughty or nice.’ The style includes mixing lady like details with an edgy finish. For example, teaming a white lace blouse with a leather pencil skirt, pretty pink nails and a vampy berry lip. Make this look your own for the party season, and team your favourite feminine dress with a black studded leather bag and sky high heels, or give a subtle nod to the trend by teaming a soft pink velvet top with black skinny jeans.
Skater dresses are on trend for the season. Really flattering and super versatile, skater dresses make creating a flirty party season look simple. So easy to style, let your dress do all the talking and team with just a few key accessories – a pair of strappy heels, a box clutch or across the body bag and a statement right.
We love the Sika’a Green Java African Print Halter Neck Mini Dress for something a little bit different this season. Designed with a high halter neck and a low back, this is the ultimate flirty party season dress. Nipped in at the waist, this super flattering style hugs in all the right places to create a flattering silhouette. The front keyhole slit and African print add a fun twist to this unique style.
Think like a present this Christmas and go for a wrap dress for festive parties. This flattering style provides the perfect in between style if you’re not a fan of bodycon, yet don’t want to go ultra feminine with a full skirt. Go for a midi style wrap dress and benefit from a sultry yet subtle split thigh, ideal for dancing in and moving freely. Choose festive jewel tones, glitzy materials and toned down accessories, or go for a simple black wrap and dress up with a jewel encrusted box clutch and statement jewellery.
You can have a lot of fun with party season style, pushing yourself outside of your boundaries and experimenting with styles you might not normally try. Christmas presents the perfect opportunity to get dressed up and have fun with your style, but equally you don’t have to spend a lot to create a unique festive look. Try investing in just a few key pieces and team with items you already own to create a look that suits your own personal style.
Which festive styles will you be trying this season?
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