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THE BLOGGER PARTY EDIT, BY IN THE FROW

03.12.15

December. The month on everyone’s radar once summer has drawn to a close. Evenings get darker and calendar’s start to fill up with social events – all of which require considered outfit planning. Whether it’s a Christmas party, drinks with friends, an after-work soiree or all of the above that you’ve got coming up, there’s a styling directive to suit. We asked fashion blogger, Victoria, from In The Frow, for outfit inspiration, and she’s put together her four favourite looks from the AW15 collection.

THE DRESSED-UP LOOK

The jumpsuit has fast become an eveningwear icon, continuing to hold its place in any credible partywear edit for AW15. This season sees it take on a modern guise that’s polished and uncompromising, and designs range from all-over sequin embellishment to sleek, one-colour alternatives. Victoria’s choice – the Dillon – combines a structured silhouette, internal bodice and a feminine peplum hem to bring detail to the all-black design.

Top tip: “A jumpsuit is the type of piece that I wear when I want to look smart yet sexy.

Dillon jumpsuit, Sabine shoes, Kyla clutch

THE CASUAL CHOICE

With a host of high-profile evening events undoubtedly stealing the spotlight in your calendar this month, make time to consider those slightly more casual affairs that still require a great outfit. When it comes to dressing for this kind of evening (think drinks with friends, a night at the theatre etc.) elevating typically casual separates is the way to go. Victoria contrasts sleek leather with a touch of sparkle and wraps up in an oversized shearling aviator to create a look that’s effortlessly cool, perfect for now and hints at the festive season.

Top tip: "The leather trousers just need a touch of sparkle to make them evening appropriate."

Felice leggings, Alexa top, Pacy aviatorWinona cracked-leather shoes, Kyla clutch

THE FESTIVE OUTFIT

For a look that’s altogether festive, a statement party dress is the winning option and Victoria opts for the sleeveless Rosario shift to embrace the season. Fully fringed and cut to a straight silhouette, it nods to the glamour of the 1920s and makes the perfect dancefloor companion. Save it for the ultimate Christmas celebration – it needs little by way of accessory so it’s easy to wear and will steal the focus of your look.

Top tip: "I adore wearing silver with navy; the two colours are a fantastic combination."

Rosario dress, Winona cracked-leather shoes, Kyla clutch

THE TAILORED OPTION

Nothing spells power dressing like masculine tailoring and, since sharply-cut separates have now well and truly earned their evening status, it’s the perfect way to make a lasting impression this party season. A full suit, like this Alexis jacket and trousers, will command attention, and when styled with a velvet top, will take an on-trend turn. Add considered final touches like a slash of red lipstick and high-shine accessories for a polished all-round look.

Top tip: “Nothing says pulled-together and sophisticated like a trouser suit.”

Alexis jacketAlexis trousersOnari velvet top, Winona cracked-leather shoes, Kyla clutch