As much as I like to pile on a few sequins for shimmer and shine during the festive season, it’s also the time to practice a little down time luxe. With so many possibilities of seasonal parties, get-togethers and visitors popping in, no one wants to spend the entire time trussed up like a turkey (pun intended) and unable to relax. Besides, as this time of year goes hand in hand with enjoying good food and drink, there are only so many occasions that you can endure the feeling of Bridget pants or the peek-a-boo game of hiding an undone top button under a strategically placed napkin!
With a view to that, here’s my anti-sequin, be gone body-con post to show off the perfect pieces for Christmas in a relaxed luxe style…
Masters of effortless chic with comfort and cool thrown in, Isabella Oliver 365 Collection have a myriad of options that would see you through every seasonal social engagement. The Bell Sleeve dress in Electric Plum can be dressed down for day with opaques and pretty ballet flats for comfort. Layer on statement jewellery and add heels for evening cocktails. I recommended them last year and I wouldn’t hesitate to mention them again this year after I invested in mine – The Classic Peg Trouser goes with just about everything but for chic simplicity, pair with their Classic Silk Shirt.
3.1 Phillip Lim Embellished Jumper – £440 Selfridges, 3.1 Phillip Lim Draped Silk Trousers – £390 Selfridges, Bella Cowl Neck Cashmere Dress – £175 Whistles, Nicole Cotton Trousers – now £45 French Connection, Crochet Trim Blouse – £38 Topshop