It’s safe to say we’re fully into Christmas party season and it’s that time when those of us who haven’t sorted out what we’re wearing yet get into a bit of a panic. “What to wear to a Christmas party” posts are everywhere, but so many of them just include dresses.
If you’re NOT the kind of gal who wear dresses much – or simply just prefers to be in trousers – then the co-ords set is your new best friend. There are lots of beautiful co-ords in the shops at the moment (I’ve featured my favourites further down the post) and decided to style this floral blazer and trousers suit from JD Williams to prove that party dressing doesn’t HAVE to mean a dress!
The advantage of buying separates is that they’re so much more versatile after the party season (as well as during!). As much as I love dresses, it’s harder to style them in many different ways so you’re restricted to a certain extent of looking very similar from one do to the next if you’re simply switching up the accessories. However, a trouser suit can be worn with different tops, or you wear top or bottoms and dress up or down depending on the occasion.
SHOP THE LOOK:
I decided to go glam with this suit and pair it with red heels, a gold mirror clutch (I love this bag soooo much), a dusky pink velvet top and a rose gold pendant necklace. I was sent these (sample) pieces a few weeks ago to style and the whole outfit is finally now available to buy from JD Williams, hurrah!
IN OUR FAMILY WE ALWAYS GO FULL-ON GLAMOROUS FOR CHRISTMAS DAY, THEN “COMFY GLAM” ON BOXING DAY AND GRADUALLY WIND DOWN THE PARTY DRESSING UNTIL WE’RE FULLY SLOBBING OUT IN OUR JIMJAMS.
If I manage to get hold of the trousers (they weren’t available till the other day) I think I’ll be wearing the suit on Boxing Day with comfy sneakers and a t-shirt. In our family we always go full-on glamorous for Christmas Day, then “comfy glam” on Boxing Day and gradually wind down the party dressing until we’re fully slobbing out in our jimjams 😉
As I mentioned I’ve picked some more fabulous co-ords below if you think separates would be more your thing this party season, so don’t miss them (the millennial pink flares and the velvet blazers are To. Die. For).
So do add your outfits to this week’s link up – and if you’ve added a link to here or my button to your post you may be featured next week!
DO YOU HAVE YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY OUTFIT SORTED YET – OR HAVE YOU HAD YOUR PARTY ALREADY? IF SO WHAT DID YOU WEAR…
TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!
OTHER CO-ORDS YOU MIGHT LIKE:
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The link up goes live every Monday at 3pm UK time and will stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you’re wearing whatever you damn well like!
Linking up etiquette…
CLICK HERE to read the rules of linking up (and to grab the #iwillwearwhatilike button). Basically it’s just good manners to link back to here – to leave a comment is even nicer!
My favourite outfits from last week’s link up:
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Disclosure: I was sent these samples by JD Williams as part of my Colour Council involvement but was not obliged in any way to write this post (click here for my full disclosure). The post contains affiliate links which means if you click through and buy I may receive a small commission. All content is original, however, and opinions are my own and 100% honest.