Party season is well and truly upon us, which means stores are packed with glittering clothes and accessories, all dripping in sparkles and sequins. But for those of us who don’t fancy looking like a Christmas bauble or a string of tinsel whilst out on the razzle, help is at hand.
We’ve curated the ultimate list of the most on-point accessories and luxe party pieces that will equal instant uptown chic. From statement earrings, to clutches to covet, get ready to party in style...
This party season get ready to think far beyond the sky-high heel. Replacing the towering skyscraper of painful New Year's past, these fancy flats have the wow factor and will let you dance until dawn. Bonus.
Tip: For stand out style, go for bright whites. Alternatively go dotty for a pair with a print and add a fun, quirky twist. Finally when it comes to party flats, velvet is the fabric of the season and the ultimate indulgence.
Shop: Faux fur pointed flats, £415, Rochas; Satin open toe flats, £655, Balenciaga; Silver glitter pointed flats, £128, Tabitha Simmons; Metallic leather pointed flats, £295, Nicholas Kirkwood; Faux-fur pom pom lace up flats, £29, Topshop
Remember when chokers were at the top of your lust list in the 90s? Well, they’re baaaack! But this time long gone are the tatty velvet ribbons or leather woven bands, as this trend has gone luxe just in time for party season. Think sophisticated silver knots and oversized minimal jewels; this sophisticated collar will leave you short of breath.
Tip: For the ultimate luxe look, team your chosen collar with a tailored black suit jacket and trousers, with little on underneath. Crushed silks or velvet help its luxurious appeal.
Shop: Victorian gold crystal choker, £1,195, Alexander McQueen; Gold tone choker, £700, Chloé; Adjustable choker with round stone, £12.99, Zara; Gold plated agate and resin choker, £305, Etro; Silver-plated choker, £345, Balenciaga
Clutches To Covet
No party outfit would come complete without a clutch. However steer clear from anything encrusted with beads and opt for a futuristic fabric for the best bag of all. We can't get enough of Anya Hindmarch's metallic crisp packet clutch, while Balenciaga's marble number scores major marks.
Tip: Manicured nails and multiple minimalist rings are a must for that wow-factor finish. Clutch with confidence.
Shop: Mini marble effect clutch, £705, Balenciaga; Art Deco minaudier, £700, Vince Camuto; Metallic crisp packet clutch, £995, Anya Hindmarch; Black croc effect leather clutch, £375, Alexander Wang; Silver box clutch, £225, LK Bennett
Oversize your earrings
Step away from those glistening chandelier earrings. For the ultimate wardrobe update, nothing looks more modern than an oversized asymmetrical earring. For the most fashion-forward spin, only opt for one statement lobe and wear with pride. This is the ultimate party look for the season.
Tip: These bad boys are best teamed with a polo-neck jumper, swept up hair and side-split silk skirt complete with devil-may-care attitude.
Shop: Long metallic earrings, £105, Bimba Y Lola; Gold plated resin earrings, £210, Marni; Mismatch statement earring, £12, ASOS; Tilde Silver Earring, £95, Moxham; Silver box clutch, £240, Stella McCartney