From the best shoes to wear with sequins to the ideal bag for a velvet mini dress, these are the rules for festive accessorising…
We all know that a well-chosen accessory can be the difference between sartorial success or failure, but bags, shoes and jewellery really come into their own in party season.
During December, when it’s hard to tell whether your day will end snuggled in bed or five rounds down at the bar, accessories are your saviour.
Add some va-va-voom to a low-key work dress with the perfect dangly earrings, elevate your plain slip with a compliment-stealing clutch bag, and give an otherwise dull outfit a complete lift by way of some killer heels.
With that in mind, here are four killer ways to accessorise your outfit this month…
1. Velvet glam
Dreamy dress alert. This mini number is good enough to re-use all party season.
We love the sumptuous black velvet, flattering long sleeves and high neck, while the stitched hummingbirds add detailing interest.
This dress would look best paired with some towering, 80s-style platforms and shoulder-grazing chandelier earrings.
Then add a touch of opulence with this cute clutch – swinging nonchalantly from your index finger, preferably – for a look that’s guaranteed to collect compliments.
2. Evening elegance
This satin slip dress should be your go-to for occasions that require little more pizazz.
The sophisticated silhouette and midnight-blue hue make this a winning look when paired with barely-there strappy sandals and this velvet drawstring bag from Radley London’s new collection, the Lowe Edit.
Just add a silver pendant and rhinestone earrings to complete the look.
3. Tomboy sequins
If you’re wanting to dip a toe into the world of sequins while steering well clear of tree decoration vibes, this is the look for you.
The long-line sequin dress provides a healthy amount of sparkle while the thick-strap detail on the back maintains a high fashion edge.
If you’re still in any doubt, balance out the glitz by pairing your frock with these chunky Chelsea boots.
Finish with this luxurious velvet bag and add a chunky chain necklace for a festive look that won’t compromise on cool.
4. Wow-factor workwear
If you need a do-all dress to take you from work to wines, this belted mini dress be exactly that.
This casual number will look great with wine-hued snake-effect Chelsea boots, a pair of chunky gold earrings and a matching ring.
Finally, pack your essentials into this chic crossbody and head out into the night.
Oh, and don’t forget tights. Let’s not be silly now.
Specially curated by mother / daughter duo Pearl and Daisy Lowe, The Lowe Edit features a whole host of eye-catching party pieces, guaranteed to elevate your style for your next seasonal soiree. Shop the collection here.