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 PARTY PANTS
This is your failsafe festive item because they're so easy to dress up or down. A T-shirt and textured cardigan will balance out the glitziness for day. Then simply swap the cardigan for a blazer to glam up for evening. Modern cocktail wear is all about this kind of understated, effortless glamour.
1. High-rise silk-mikado trousers, Sophie Theallet, €958 at matchesfashion.com 2. Crushed velvet trousers, €76 at Topshop 3. Hammered satin wide-leg pants, Halston Heritage, €388 at net-a-porter.com 4. Metallic cuffed trousKers, €45 at & Other Stories 5. Gold trousers, €39.95 at Zara 6. Jacquard trousers, €20 at Penneys
THE GLITZY JACKET
A metallic or embellished jacket elevates jeans and a polo-neck, making them ideal festive attire. During those subdued days between Christmas Day and New Year's, when you want to feel relaxed without looking ordinary, turn to this festive closet workhorse.
4. Metallic bomber jacket, €95 at & Other Stories 5. Black sequin jacket, €35 at Penneys 6. Metallic fabric blazer, €49.95 at Zara 7. Metallic crinkle bomber jacket, €55 at River Island
This article originally appeared in the December issue of IMAGE magazine, on shelves nationwide now.