It's exciting to think that Christmas party season is fast approaching. Less exciting is the prospect of having to go from desk to dinner when you're struggling with what to wear! It's hard enough to hit the right style note when you've had hours to get ready. But when you have to hot-foot it from the boardroom to the bar, it's important to find some stress-free pieces that will work with your busy schedule.
That's why this season we're challenging you to rethink partywear. No more heading out to grab that impulse buy on Thursday lunchtime for an event that evening. Let's face it, those purchases are usually mistakes; dresses that don't really fit or a pair of trousers that will be fine for a one-off wear.
This season we've added to our collection of day-to-evening womenswear to ensure that you have effortless style that will transfer from day to night. Invest in a great fitting piece that is just as fabulous for partywear as it is throughout the year. And if you get the fit just right, the pieces will be so easy to wear, you'll want to wear them from morning to midnight.
This season we've extended the Distinctively Me to include some stylish evening wear pieces that you can wear to the office too. A mix of classic pieces in luxe-fabrics and timeless styles with a little embellishment. It's those subtle style touches that can make a massive difference with it comes to hitting the right style note this party season.
Here's our top picks of corporate to cocktail looks.
Pencil skirts just work. When they fit perfectly they fuse style with comfort so that you can have the best of both worlds. A piece you can comfortably wear all day but that will look incredible after dark. This season, turn up the style volume with a made to measure leather skirt.
A leather skirt in the perfect fit is one of those pieces that you'll have in your wardrobe forever. Let the skirt take centre stage by teaming with a simple black polo neck or a white silk shirt for daywear. We love this look with a block heel ankle boot. And then change into a heel with a cami and jacket for eveningwear.
One of the biggest fashion trends for Winter 2019 is tailoring and when it comes to partywear opt for sumptuous fabrics such as velvet. There's just something about velvet and for us this is the ‘do it all' jacket.
The new rules of workwear mean that this velvet tuxe won't look out of place in the office but it will ensure a memorable entrance in the evening too. And by mixing up the textures - velvet jacket, wool trousers - you'll make the look more versatile and more interesting. Not that we're wishing the time away, but we're already excited about wearing this jacket over a summer maxi on those cool summer evenings! Yes, it really is that versatile!
Who says you can't wear embellished trouser to the office? Because, let's face it, during December you can never be overdressed! We love these made to measure trousers with a beaded edge, they're so much fun!
The perfect alternative to the LBD, these trousers can be worn with a chunky knit and loafer for when you're zipping around during the day and then switch things up with a heel and blazer for the Christmas ‘do'.
And how great will they be as we head into Spring with a pretty shell top and a ballet flat. We just love the endless options when it comes to the stylish details you can add to our key pieces. That really is the pleasure of made to measure.
All pieces in the Distinctively Me range are made to order, made just for you. The pieces we've highlighted are our favourites for Winter 2019 but we really do have so many options when it comes to styles and finishes. Our clients can choose the fabrics, trims, linings and finishes so that they get a piece that works for them. Every piece is totally different and because our clients get to create their own Distinctively Me pieces, we've designed a collection that has endless style. Pieces that you'll want to wear throughout the seasons and at any time of day or night. Womenswear that is made to treasure.