Now that the main event is well underway, dress in dusky shades for a look which will see you through from the stroke of midnight to the very first rays of dawn.
The New Navy
An iconic shade is reissued for this year’s party season. The result? Classic-meets-contemporary appeal.
The scene has been set, and after putting your best-dressed foot firmly forward, for your second act ensure that your stylish selections are fit for the social season’s grand finale. For those after dark dances and parties late into the night, it’s time to turn down your tones and opt for an aesthetic that’s darkly dramatic. Think of the after party as the sartorial antithesis to your grand entrance’s attention-grabbing antics. Look to fabrics which have subtle textural and tonal variations which will add understated elegance to your look. And, although this mood’s palette is muted, it’s full of rich, full-bodied tones which will add elegant intensity to your ensemble.
The after party is a chance for revellers to let down their hair, so outfits should take into consideration both fashion and function. Why not then eschew a shirt in favour of a luxe knit slipped underneath a blazer? Similarly, try going sans tie and instead make a lavish statement with a silken square gently folded into the crease of your chest pocket.
After the main event’s sumptuous suiting, those moments around midnight call for an air of insouciance so that you can cut an effortlessly elegant figure. For fans of unapologetic luxury sumptuously soft velvet is the natural choice, but try wearing yours in a sedate shade with rich and robust undertones. Alternatively try teaming a luxe leather jacket with your tailoring for a fashion-forward appearance which melds trend and tradition. Continue this appreciation of the laid-back look with accessories worn with nonchalant nous. Or go pared-back and add an air of measured indifference by gently unbuttoning your look.
So, while your outfit may speak of a subdued disposition, the prevailing look for year’s closing chapter provides the ideal accompaniment for late nights spent as rambunctiously as you see fit.