Monday, 26 November 2012

You shall go to the ball: A Christmas party outfit for under £20

Velvet Skater Dress – New Look, £11.99  | H&M Envelope Clutch – H&M, £7.99

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The coca-cola advert is back on the telly, red cups have arrived at Starbucks,  mince pies are your snack of choice and you’re spending more time stein-in-hand  at the German market than the library. It also means entering the party season with the first installment of our student loans near to non existent.  But before we get all bah humbug, with a bit of savvy shopping, you shall go to the ball.

 The trick is to have an LBD as your base and use accessories to inject some festive cheer. Think investment pieces that can be revamped and updated. Call off the hunt for your Christmas cracker of a dress - this velvet skater dress can be worn at night or in the day under a chunky knit. The plush textile, a key trend for this A/W, has vintage appeal yet gives an outfit the luxe treatment perfect for the party season.

It’s impossible to shop the high street at this time of year without being dazzled by the array of bejewelled numbers on offer. It might be the season to be jolly, but statement doesn't have to be synonymous with sequins. Glitzy accessories offer a way of adding some sparkle to proceedings without having to go all the way. This glittery envelope clutch adds pizzazz without breaking the bank so that you’ll have a few gold coins (and not the chocolate kind) left over for an evening full of merriment.

//Written for Leeds Student Newspaper 30.11.12//

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Sara Louise said...

am loving velvet atm x

Shannon Beer said...

Perfect outfit, can't believe it so cheap!xx