Under £50 picks for party season
With an iCal as full as yours, we bet you could use a little help outfit planning. With so many parties to attend and so little time, sit back, relax and let us play personal shopper for you. From cocktail dresses to head-turning power suits and the accessories to match, answer those ‘what are you wearing?’ texts with confidence thanks to these top picks. Plus, with 20% off everything over £75 (thanks Black Friday!), you can be even more *extra* than before.
THE COCKTAIL DRESS
The work Christmas party has been in your diary for months, you may be obliged to attend but this cocktail dress makes those awkward conversations with Linda from accounts worth it. In the colour of the season, this powerful purple mini dress means business, featuring a flattering drape detail and long sleeves. Style with metallic accessories and towering stilettos and start schmoozing! That pay rise won’t secure itself...
THE MICRO MINI
Start the party in this short and sweet gold mini. She’s high-shine and high on our wish list. If you want all eyes on you, this is the skirt to add-to-bag this party season. Add a touch of glam to a basic black bodysuit and heels and some edge to a statement blouse. Treat metallics as a neutral to make getting dressed to go out ten times more fun. We’re loving patterned tights at the moment, so we’ve bookmarked this gold star skirt to try out our latest obsession with thigh high heels, of course.
THE FANCY PANTS
What’s bright pink and iconic? These tailored trousers. Party pants (trousers - you know what we mean!) are the cool girls’ way of nailing party wear. If you’re bored of dresses and skirts, invest in a pair of statement trousers that start the party. And with 20% off everything over £75, you can add this bright pair to the bag without breaking the bank. If you’re a colour blocking queen, you need these in your wardrobe and if you’re new to the world of colour, pink is the best shade to start with. Style with a figure flattering brown turtleneck top, metallic cowboy boots and a leather jacket - name a better ensemble, we dare you.
THE TROPHY TOP
If there’s one place you can drench yourself in sequins, it’s a party! Make those sequins multicoloured and you’ve got yourself a head turning outfit. We all became masters of waist up dressing over lockdown but for some, that way of dressing stuck. Give disco balls everywhere a run for their money with this heavily embellished blouse and you have two options for your bottom half. Option 1: balance out the extra with a tailored pair of black shorts. Option 2: Double down on the sparkle and style with a metallic mini and barely there heels. Which would you pick?
THE FLORAL FAILSAFE
Who invited florals to the party? We did and here’s why: they’re a groundbreaking print. Sure, we wear them A LOT but they’re a great alternative to block colour and glitz if you don’t fancy going all out. This vampy wallpaper floral jacquard peplum top is two parts demure to one part sexy which makes it a versatile addition to any wardrobe. For drinks with the girls, style with a black skirt but for more formal occasions like meeting the parents or work dos, velvet flares are a great, conservative option.
THE SHORT & SWEET
Switch up the status quo and add a pair of tailored shorts to your party rotation. Mini skirts are obvious, shorts are a sartorial surprise. Not only is this pick black and tailored, their diamante buttons elevate them to *extra* status. Stick with the tailored theme and pair with a matching suit jacket for a cute short suit set. Just add your highest heels to seal the effortlessly cool deal and head out to enjoy your night.