Next weekend it’s Rich’s office Christmas party. I would usually be scouring the shops for a sequin dress or a spangly top but this year I think I’m going to go for something a bit different and wear a luxe jumper and team it with smart black jeans or a black miniskirt and statement ankle boots. Christian Louboutin ‘unicorn skin’ sequin boots are obviously the dream but as I would have to remortgage my house to be able to afford them, I think they will have to remain just a dream. (Lyra just came and sat on my lap whilst I was swooning over these and she asked whether she could have a pair. I asked her to guess how much they cost. Her response… “Twenty hundred pounds.” Not far wrong)!
The Christmas do is taking place in the upstairs of a country pub…the type that Rich would call ‘gastro-bistro’. It’s going to be quite a low key affair but I’d still like to wear something with a bit of sparkle. It is Christmas, after all! My other requirements are that the jumper can’t be TOO thick and chunky – log fires and potentially awkward conversations and a warm woolly don’t mix – and I’d love something with a fitted silhouette. And it would be great if I could wear the ensemble on Christmas Day too so it has to be relatively practical.
Let’s start with this sparkly number from & Other Stories. It’s lightweight, subtly sexy (check out the V-necked back), and it’s that perennially-stylish combination of black and gold. I’d wear it with these boots which I reckon are the new leopard Westbournes.
Talking of leopard, we probably need to discuss this Warehouse jumper and this glittery knit which popped up on my Instagram feed. I couldn’t believe it was Matalan. And as for these boots. The only word to describe them is FIERCE.
I don’t know whether it’s all the Christmas adverts subconsciously making me think festive fashion, or the fact that Stylish-Susan-from-the-office told me that scarlet is the only colour to be seen in this season, but pillarbox red jumpers keep catching my eye. I know I said I wanted a fitted silhouette but this is the exception to the rule. (The Asos version is also fab but it keeps going in and out of stock due to the Black Friday madness). I would team it with these bright red boots. I spotted them in my local Mint Velvet last week and haven’t been able to stop thinking about them. I wear a lot of neutral outfits (denims, blacks, whites and greys) and reckon the boots and a leopard print bag would work wonders at tszuj-ing them up (click here to find out how I learnt to spell tszuj).
Alternatively, I could just go for simple, chic, black knitwear, and then go all out on the boots and the accessories. I have this ribbed jumper from New Look and it’s possibly the hardest-working item in my wardrobe. It hasn’t faded despite being washed 684 times and hasn’t lost its shape despite being tugged at by toddlers and teething babies alike. I wear it under dungaree dresses during the day and with statement jewellery on a night out.
What are you wearing for your Christmas parties and festive lunches? Are you a fan of a statement boot?
P.S. Lottie is talking knitwear for littles over on Rock My Family today. All the cute.