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Issue No. 248
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Capsule Party Style

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With this in mind, we’ve put together the 10 styles that deliver on all fronts. Whether they’re a designer investment or mid-price buy, they all adhere to our shopping ethos of intelligent, repeat-wear design. From sleek suiting to clever co-ords, these timeless pieces can be styled and restyled to always feel relevant and bring that party spirit.

Think of this as your comprehensive guide to building a party capsule that will take you from the office party to New Year’s Eve for many festive seasons to come.

The Velvet Suit

In a sea of dresses, there’s something about a beautifully cut suit that always stands out. And when you really want to own the room, this is the outfit to reach for. Velvet is a seasonal classic that’s never going to feel outdated. Try forest green as an alternative to black. A wide-leg ’70s silhouette is timeless and easy to wear. Style yours with platforms and a collarless white shirt, making sure the cuffs are poking out from the sleeve.

The Evening Tights

Hosiery is often an after-thought, but a great pair of evening tights make a winter party outfit look complete. Fishnets give classic styles edge, but still look sophisticated enough for formal occasions. This pair is particularly smart as they have a seamless toe so can be worn with sandals, too. As well as wearing them with dresses and skirts, try layering them under trousers. The flash of fish net creates a modern look.

The New Co-ord

This skirt co-ord is a modern take on the classic midi-dress silhouette, but comes with extra versatility as each element can be worn with other pieces in your wardrobe (add a festive knit to the skirt, for instance). While sky blue might feel like more of a summery hue, when styled with festive accessories it takes on a frosted feel. Layer up with a blazer or a cropped faux-fur jacket.

The Three-Piece Suit

White doesn’t need to be reserved for the summer; when worn during the festive season, it has a winter-wonderland appeal. Reiss is a go-to for on-point tailoring at a smart price and this three-piece really delivers on cut and quality. Wear it as a complete set, try just the waistcoat and trousers or mix each piece with other party separates. Keep the look smart and elevated with a sculptural party bag.