December is undoubtedly the busiest month on the social calendar, no pressure then. There’s the festive gatherings, the office parties and the main event, Christmas Day, which all require an element of dress-up (even if you’re already plotting the all-day pyjama thing). So what’s in our December Suitcase Hotlist?
From cool cocktail numbers to snazzy Christmas sweaters, we’ve got you covered. Our fashion and beauty editor Lisa Haynes rounds up her edit of what to wear for your December diary dates.
Time to prep for the fashion finale of 2018…
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THE BLING BAG
Miu Miu Lady Matelassé Velvet Cross-Body Bag, £1560
Dear Santa… Yep, this Miu Miu bag is kinda festive (we think the embellished uber-buckle looks like the best door wreath ever), but a bag that looks this good is definitely not just for Christmas.
THE XMAS SWEATER
Alberta Ferretti Merry Christmas Sweater, £405
It’s almost a criminal offence to not own a novelty Christmas jumper. Whether you wear it on December 25th or during the build-up, this slogan Alberta Ferretti number says it all. Go with this fitted style or the oversized version, y’know for accommodating extra christmas pud.
THE TINSEL HEELS
AQUAZZURA Powder Puff Pumps, £530
Veto tinsel on the tree and wear a dash on your feet instead with these Aquazzura beauties. They also come in glitzy pink or gold; decisions, decisions. If in doubt, match them to your Christmas décor colour scheme.
a bag that looks this good is definitely not just for Christmas.
THE STAR ROBE
Chinti and Parker Star Cashmere Robe, £650
Upgrade your Christmas morning PJs with this Chinti & Parker robe. The cosy navy cashmere is spun with graphic white stars to match the luxe piping. Wear it solo or go triple starry print with the coord pyjama top and pants.
THE STATEMENT EARRINGS
Suzanna Dai Beijing Mystic Beaded Tassel Drop Earrings, £180
Like a star on top of the Christmas tree, find yourself some bejewelled earrings that can transform your whole festive outfit. Bling and bows? Yes, please.
THE DISCO DRESS
Dondup Paillette Embellished Dress, £411
This party season we’ve decided we’re going dressed up as a glitter ball. Cue this Dondup dress, which is scattered with metallic paillettes so you look like a walking Dancing Queen.
THE SILKY TOP
Peter Pilotto Red Ruched Silk Top, £550
If a cocktail dress isn’t for you, reach for a silky top. This Peter Pilotto number can be thrown on to luxe up a pair of jeans so you can go from desk to dancefloor in record-breaking time.
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