Dare to make an impression this party season? You may think nothing but a sharp suit will do, but consider mixing up your look with some smart separates – you’ll never have looked cooler. This season it’s all about velvet, jacquard prints and sleek tailoring. Now guys, it’s quite easy to get carried away with all of the fun party pieces out there on the high-street at the moment. If you’re not careful, you could end up looking like you’re about to step out onto a multi-coloured dance floor, ready to bust out your best Saturday Night Fever moves… Great at the time, a little bit scary now. We’ve pulled together our favourite staple pieces to get you suited and booted over the Christmas period, to give you the right balance between looking too casual and overdressing. You can thank us later!
The Tailored Blazer
Every man needs a killer blazer in his wardrobe. Stand out from the sea of black-clad jackets and have a play with some prints and texture. Don’t shy away from velvet! It has the power of giving your look an air of sophistication and luxury. Trust us, the ladies will love it.
The Roll Neck Jumper
Team up a plain roll neck with a tailored blazer to give a refreshing twist on the classic shirt and tie combo. It’s a guaranteed way to look fluently stylish without having to make much of an effort.
The Patterned Trouser
If velvet is a bit ‘too much’ for you, opt for a patterned trouser. You’ll be surprised with just how versatile they are even in a bold print. They will work with your daytime wardrobe by simply adding a crew neck jumper or plain tee! These are a must have.
The Stylish Footwear
Brogues, loafers and Chelsea boots. We love them all! Decided on a shoe? Roll up your trouser legs to show those baby’s off! Weather not on your side? Go for a pointed Chelsea boot with a tailored skinny fit trouser.
The Smart Jacket
Even when your outfit is on point, don’t freeze to death in the name of fashion! Keep cosy and still look debonair in a smart overcoat.
The Little Touches
The small things really do make a difference! Layer your outfit with some sleek accessories.
Check out our gallery for more of our favourite party pieces!
Words: Rachael Morey
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