With the party season fast approaching, what better time is there to reveal your inner glistening goddess with shine, shimmer and bit of sparkle for an after-hours wardrobe with an edge? If you are faced with the dilemma of having to go from office to party I have a couple of failsafe tips under my sleeve that will take you from work to wow!
The ultimate LBD (little black dress)
No woman on this planet should be without one of these in her wardrobe! It is a failsafe classic wardrobe staple which is perfect for this time of the year and will be the faultless antidote for office to party dressing. Wear to work with a pair of black opaque tights (Wolford are my favourite) little flat pumps and then change into some fabulous jewel encrusted shoes and grab a sequin clutch. With regards to choosing the ultimate LBD this will be dependent upon your body shape. Remember what it’s all about girls… accentuating the positives which naturally detract from the negatives.
The accessorising it totally down to you, but if you already have a LBD why not splash out on a fabulous piece of jewellery or pair of shoes? It’s all about Bejewelling. Choose accessories with lashings of gold and coloured stones for maximum impact. These will be perfect with your little black dress and will take it from day to night. Opulent sparkle and sumptuous glitz will always be a winter trend but if the look makes you a little nervous, then concentrate it in one statement piece that taps into the trend. Such as a jewel-laden necklace, gem encrusted cocktail ring, cuff or some beautiful chandelier earrings. Just don’t do all 4 at the same time, slight overkill!
The Ultimate Evening Trouser
If it’s your legs you like to hide then I would suggest going for a full length and fabulous frock. However if you waltz into the office with one of these on you may get a few slightly dodgy glances! Instead opt for a beautiful pair of evening trousers. If you are like most of the female population and are pear shaped, then these are your saviour! Ultra flattering leg-lengthening, bum minimising trousers cause for celebration. Think wide leg, slightly Bootcut or flare, high-waisted beautifully tailored trousers. Just be warned if you are doing a wide leg trouser then you must balance the volume out on the top and team them with a more fitted top half. Wear them to work during the day with a white tailored shirt tucked in and some black patent courts. Then in the evening, take off the shirt and change into a sequin or jewel encrusted top. Skyscraper heels would be the perfect companion and the embellishment on the top will be bang on trend. You can also wear the top afterwards to dress up a pair of jeans and a blazer.
Whatever you do don’t forget your makeup bag! Wear quite simple and natural makeup for the day to work so when you freshen up at 5pm and add a little something for the evening it looks different. Try some fabulous and festive red lipstick with some false lashes, quick, easy and a world apart from what your work colleges have been looking at all day. I always wash my hair the night before then try some heated rollers to give it some serious party volume. To keep in the curl and shape I would pin your hair up for the day, it will keep it out the way for work, looking smart and tidy then you can literally let your hair down for the evening! Don’t forget your perfume, a spritz of that before you go out will put you in the mood, make you feel glamorous and ready for that glass of bubbly. Enjoy girls!