The Party Edit: One For the Guys

20 December 2015 by

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.

ASOS - Skinny Blazer in Velvet, £80 & Noose and Monkey - Carroway Velvet Skinny Jacket, £140

ASOS – Skinny Blazer in Velvet, £80 | Noose and Monkey – Carroway Velvet Skinny Jacket, £140

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.

Topman - Homme Grey Roll Neck, £45 & New Look - Roll Neck Jumper £14.99

Topman – Homme Grey Roll Neck, £45 | New Look – Roll Neck Jumper, £14.99

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.

Zara - Jacquard Trouser, £39_99 & Ted Baker - Houndstooth Trouser, £119

Zara – Jacquard Trouser, £39.99 | Ted Baker – Houndstooth Trouser, £119

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.

Zalando - Kiomi Brown Slip-ons, £60 & Office - Brogues, £59.99

Zalando – Kiomi Brown Slip-ons, £60 | Office – Brogues, £59.99

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.

Grace and Oliver - Hugh Coat, £495 & Moss Bros - Grey Shadow Check Coat, £159

Grace and Oliver – Hugh Coat, £495 | Moss Bros – Grey Shadow Check Coat, £159

The Little Touches

The small things really do make a difference! Layer your outfit with some sleek accessories.

The Great Frog London - LA Bones Ring, £180 & Filson - Scout Watch, £560

The Great Frog London – LA Bones Ring, £180 | Filson – Scout Watch, £560

Check out our gallery for more of our favourite party pieces!

Words: Rachael Morey

Brands: Aldo, AllSaints, ASOS, Aspinal of London, Barbour, Boohoo, Citizen, Duck and Cover, East, H by Hudson, Filson, Grace and Oliver, Heart & Dagger, Jigsaw, Lost and Found, Lyle & Scott, Moss Bros, M&S, New Look, Next, Noose and Monkey, Not On The High Street, Paul Smith, Ralph Lauren, River Island, Superdry, Ted Baker, The Great Frog, Topman, New Look, Office, Vivienne Westwood, Wooyoungmi, Zalando, Zara

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