When Simply Be offered me to pick some items with them suited for the party season, a quick glance over the newest releases just screamed yes to me.
I’m definitely the person who doesn’t want to be cold, there’s no chance you’re going to be catching me wearing a mini dress on a night out in November or December if I’m walking about town and getting freezing cold in between. So the items I picked were geared towards a more casual party look, but one that’s pretty and with a glistening showstopper none the less.
The first item I picked out was definitely going to be joining my wardrobe as soon as I spotted this. This is a gorgeous Shell top adorned with pretty floral sequin and embroidery pattern. It’s mainly black and silver, with a silvery blue detail, it’s just neutral enough that it will go with just about any other colour, and it catches the light beautifully – the sequins have a matte finish so it’s not so in your face and you don’t have to worry about them dulling over time in the wash or looking and feeling like a giant disco ball. The Tshirt is a lovely mesh fabric, trimmed around the neck, cuffs and bottom in black with an exposed silver zip in the back – I can often find stitching on items which are heavily sequinned itchy to wear, but this is really comfortable. I wore this just over the top of a bra, but if you wanted to cover up a black bralet, crop top or vest top could also be paired under it.
I then paired it with a black bomber jacket, this is a perfect transitioning day to night piece, the fabric has a slight sheen to it which makes it look dressy enough for the evening and not too casual – but not so shiny that you might feel out of place wearing it in the day also. A bomber jacket whilst being on trend for the moment is also a great option for parties and nights out, the coat itself will keep you warm, but it’s shorter length will mean it’s not so bulky that if you need to take it off and keep it on your arm then you feel weighed down by it.
I paired my top and jacket duo with my dark bue eden Jeggings from Dorothy Perkins, New Look Black Strappy Sandals and my Michael Kors Black Clutch. For me this is the perfect outfit for being a party host at home, when you want to feel dressed up, but comfortable enough for running around the house after other people being a super host.
Thank you to Simply Be for letting me pick some items from their latest range. Make sure you check what’s in their Partywear section if you’re looking for items to get your wardrobe ready for the party season.
Do you have a signature style for the party season?