1.Work with separates: while dresses are a typical go-to option for many women, give yourself more control over the fi nished looks by playing with separates.
2.Statement accessories: use your outfi t as a blank canvas and let accessories take the centre stage. Not only is it the easiest way to take your look from day to night, it is also a smart way of getting more wear out of your party pieces by giving them a diff erent look each time with diverse accessories.
3.Shine bright: to give your party looks some diversity, swap your statement accessories for a sparkly number like an embellished blazer or a sequin top. Keep the rest of the look clean and simple.
4.Modern alternative: meet your new party favourite – the jumpsuit. The right cut and fabric will look just as elegant as a dress and will signifi cantly up your style stakes.
5.Show your soft side: velvet is one of the hottest fabrics this season and there is no better time to dip your toe into the trend than by introducing a velvet piece to your party wardrobe. Think dresses, blazers or even shoes.
6.Cover up: no party look is complete without a chic dress coat, so if you don’t have one yet, now is the perfect time to start looking.
7.Embrace the curves: the feminine silhouette is making a strong comeback, so cinch that waist and show off your fi gure with elegant tailored cuts or draped relaxed styles.
8.The wide-leg trouser: swap your dress or skirt for a stylish pair of trousers. In a fl uid dressy fi nish, add a delicate silk blouse and stilettoes and you’re guaranteed to stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons.
9.Play with texture: bring a touch of sumptuous opulence to your party look with brocade and embroidery. Forget about less is more, as this season it’s all about mixing a variety of fabrics and fi nishes in a single outfit.
10.Lady in red: if you always wished to channel your inner femme fatale, there is no better way to do it than in a red dress. Let the colour do the talking and keep the silhouette elegant and tasteful.