Whether you relish any opportunity to get glammed up or would rather skip your
office Christmas do to watch Scrooge, there's no getting away from the fact that party season is upon us. But don't just take our word for it—look at the shops.
It appears that little fashion fairies were working overtime last night for, when we commenced our daily scout of various
new in sections this morning, we realised impressive party collections had landed at our favourite affordable fashion haunts. Namely Zara, Topshop and H&M. If you buy one thing from Topshop's Halpern collaboration, make it this. Wear this blazer post-party with cropped kick-flares, a white button-up blouse and black loafers. Tuck in a silk camisole and you're done. Pouch bags are this season's It arm candy. Use this top to jazz up everything from leather skirts to boyfriend jeans. These mules look so much more expensive. In that case, we'll take the red pair, too. It wouldn't be party season without a statement sequin skirt. You'll wear this classic jumpsuit for countless party seasons to come. Even if your only outfit for a split second, ensure your outerwear is just as gorgeous as what's underneath with this tie-waist leopard coat. If you don't do sparkle, this brushed satin dress will fill the glamorous void. This will look incredibly chic paired with black cigarette trousers and a cream tuxedo jacket. Offset the short hemline by wearing this skirt with bejewelled flat shoes. Featuring a beautiful tie at the base of the neck, this dress is understated elegance at its best. Stand out for all the right reasons in this crimson suit. Come January, these will form part of your new workwear wardrobe. How these heels are still in stock is beyond us. Easily the best-value slip dress you'll come across this party period. Update last year's LBD with a pair of show-stopping earrings. With a bag this beautiful, you can get away with putting minimal effort into the rest of your ensemble. Play to the retro-vibe of this short jumpsuit by styling it with velvet platforms. Just one of the fabulous party shoe options Zara has to offer. Downplay the sequins by wearing this skirt with a roll neck in a similar red hue. Follow the style set's lead and wear this top with leather trousers and barely-there sandals. Snap up the matching blazer to make getting party-ready even quicker.
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