How to: Be Cocktail Party Ready

09.08.16

How To: Be Cocktail Party Ready is part of REISS How To video series featuring fashion expert and TV presenter, Louise Roe.

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‘How To: Be Cocktail Party Ready’ is part of REISS How To video series featuring fashion expert and TV presenter, Louise Roe. The video provides tips on how to create the ultimate cocktail party look starting with the basics, such as choosing what colours, prints and shapes suit you and how best to accessorise. 

If dresses aren’t usually part of your evening rotation, try switching this classic cocktail option for a tailored suit or a chic tuxedo. When teamed with a pair of statement heels, the look can be just as feminine as a dress and will put a fresh spin on event styling. When it comes to accessories, a high-impact box clutch and a large metal cuff are especially modern, and a sleek leather pouch will add a clean-cut edge.
 
Remember to consider your outerwear when planning your outfit in order to remain looking polished before and after the event. An elegant evening coat is a timeless investment and chosen well, will work with almost any ensemble. Depending on the season, a lighter cover-up may be more appropriate, so be sure to choose a jacket that complements the rest of your outfit. Statement shoes are a classic choice and can enliven a simple black dress or tailored two-piece suit. Alternatively, strappy black sandals are a flawless option.  
 
Place attention on the detail of your look, as it’s the final touches that will complete a polished aesthetic. Take time over your hair and make-up and opt for a combination that works with the outfit in question. Confidence is key and it’s the finer details that will make you feel that little bit extra special.  

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