When it comes to after-dark glamour, blogger and influencer Lorna Luxe knows how to strike the balance between sultry and subdued. We gave her three typically festive, dressed-up affairs and asked her to share her outfit picks for each.
Lorna Luxe talks us through her top party picks for the season
This time of year is awash with after-work events or invites that see us rushing from whatever we’ve been up to in the day to something that requires a bit more effort in terms of outfit planning. This metallic dress is the perfect 18-hour piece. There’s something about a sparkly dress that makes me so happy – especially around Christmas. Versatile enough to team with loafers and a navy trench in the day but equally easy to sharpen up with a blazer for evening, this look is a capsule wardrobe mainstay for me.
I like to think that I’m fairly adventurous with my outfits, especially when it comes to dates with my girlfriends and I think it’s the perfect opportunity to embrace those feminine pieces that you might not otherwise wear. I tend to focus on texture and silhouette within my styling and this look is a great representation of that. I’ve tucked a sparkly top into soft leather shorts and added a faux-fur jacket for impact. For something a little less dressed-up, I would switch the jacket for a longline cardigan and wear ankle boots instead of this over-the-knee style.
New Year’s Eve
If there’s a single piece that epitomises New Year’s Eve style, it’s the long black dress. A flattering silhouette is key and this floor-length design is so impactful that it requires minimum fuss and minimum effort which I love. It’s the kind of piece that will work time and time again; just add red lipstick and champagne.