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Polly’s Party-Season Essentials

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How do our editors get through the party season in style? We asked them to curate a list of the 14 items, from fashion through beauty to homeware, that will be helping them get into the festive spirit between now and 25th December. Here’s what’s on fashion director Polly’s wish list…

“As I’m a low-key party dresser, you can often find me in jeans and a nice top, and this satin blouse from Reiss feels like the perfect partner to my slouchy denim and kitten heels.”
“Wide-leg tailored trousers are a wardrobe essential and come into their own during party season – easy to dress up and they always feel chic.”
“A black slip dress is my party season go-to – a great base for dressing up with accessories, so I can look different each time I wear it.”
“I love these glasses. They’re great for cocktails on the rocks. Make mine a picante!”
“Completed Works is my go-to for subtle contemporary jewellery. Adding these to the simplest of looks will instantly give your outfit the party glow-up it needs.”
“Perfect party make-up. Subtle, stylish and easy to apply, I draw on the eyelid and smudge with my finger for an instant shimmery glow – simple for make-up novices like me!”
“This clutch is firmly on my wish list; I’ve been coveting it for many seasons. A worthy investment piece for party season and beyond.”
“We are hosting this Christmas Day in our new home, so I think it’s time to up the ante with place cards.”
“As you can tell from this edit, my partywear is pared-back and super-minimal, but I do love a statement nail. This season, it’s chocolate brown rather than traditional red.”
“A coat that works well over partywear can be hard to find, but this gorgeous wool double-breasted maxi is the answer. It also looks super-chic with jeans, a T-shirt and penny loafers.”
“Candlelight sets the mood, and these tall, thin candlesticks won’t take up lots of room on the table.”
“Alongside my neutral linen and chic candlesticks, I’m going to add these paper trees and give the table setting a real Scandi, minimal feel.”
“Silk sets are an occasion-wear essential this year. You can wear them multiple ways, and the trousers pair perfectly with cashmere knits and kitten heels for a more dressed-down look.”
“These mules are a great option if you don’t want exposed toes this winter. They’re chic, minimal and a high-street steal. Checklist complete!”