Well hello party season!  How we do love you!  This time of year often gives us the opportunity to get a bit dressed up – whether we have a party to go to or not – as it is the season where we can add a touch of glamour and shimmer even if we are on the school run, nipping to the shops, or having a quick coffee catch up with our friends!  This is particularly true this year, with the autumn / winter catwalks showing lots of ways to dress up the everyday outfit, and as ever the catwalk trends have made their way to our local shops.

So what does this party season look like?

Enter the party in style:

Capes are not only bang on trend this season, they easy slip over whatever your outfit.  This cape from Joules (available from your local Next) not only ticks the checks trend, also the faux fur trend this season.

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Joules Tweed poncho, £100

This season the key outerwear accessories are colourful gloves.  These gorgeous and super soft leather gloves from John Lewis come in a wide range of colours – so there is bound to be one that suits you!

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Red leather gloves (John Lewis) £25

The Main Event:

Sparkles and shimmer are always great options for the party season, but this year its satin which is top of the party list.  This soft satin blouse (from M&S Autograph) also has a bow (another key trend this season), which is lovely and versatile – you can create a pussy bow with it, or loosely tie and let it drape.

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Satin Scarf Neckline Blouse (M&S Autograph) £39.50

For an up to date look, wear satin with leather / faux leather.  These faux leather leggings from Next, are incredibly comfortable, and come in a wide range of colours again – so why not chose one of this seasons key colours: greens, reds and browns.

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Faux leather leggings (Next) £26 green

Or this leather skirt from Whistles (available at House of Fraser) has a very flattering shape built into it.

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Whistles leather skirt £195

For a more feminine look, wear a satin dress like this super flattering one from Monsoon.

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Satin dress (Monsson) £65

Team your dress or skirt with some statement hosiery – another key look this season.  Think fish nets, spots, florals or even animal print!  House of Fraser have a great collection this season, with brands like Wolford, Jonathan Ashton and Charnos.

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Jonathan Ahston polka dot tight £8

Finish off your party outfit this season with:

This season, finish off your party look with some hair accessories, and a nice pair of ankle boots (worn with trousers as well as skirts and dresses).

These pearl and crystal clips from Accessorise are perfect for the party season.

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Hair clips (Accessorise) £6

Whilst these ankle boots from Dune (available from House of Fraser) can be dressed up and down depending on the occasion.

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Wrap Effect Ankle Boot (Dune) £50

If you would like more detail on this seasons party trends, and importantly how to best wear them for you personally then contact me to book in for a AW’19 Style Update session (group and 1:1 sessions available).