Forget the disco ball, there are easier ways to look the part this festive season. Buy into these chic but comfy pieces for party-ready perfection every day.
THE EFFORTLESS SKIRT
For most of us, dressing for work requires consideration and effort, so at Christmas you want stylish pieces that you can throw on without too much thought. Worn with a pair of flat ankle boots, a fluid maxi or midi skirt is a great example of how to do dressed-down glamour.
1 Black pleated lace skirt, Autograph, €77 at Marks & Spencer 2 Bronze maxi skirt, Selected Femme, €79.95 at Arnotts 3 Silk midi skirt, Peter Pilotto, €1,330 at Brown Thomas 4 Printed pleated skirt, €255 at bimbaylola.com 5 Zig zag knit skirt, Kenzo, €539.49 at farfetch.com 6 Tie-dye effect skirt, €195 at Maje
A maxi skirt strikes a beautiful balance between evening wear and sophisticated day wear. It exudes dressed-down glamour.
THE SOPHISTICATED SWEATER
The humble Christmas jumper has been reimagined with embroidered motifs, glitzy sequins and ornate embellishments. Wear it to jazz up jeans for festive lunches with friends, or pair it with a silk skirt for a stylish contrast.
1 Star Burst sweater, €85 at & Other Stories
This article originally appeared in the December issue of IMAGE magazine, on shelves nationwide now.