Get ready for party season...
It’s all in the details… From upscale events to downtown affairs, our selection of smart accessories which start at just £2/€3/£3.50 will take you through the Christmas party season with ease.
Suiting can sometimes feel like a uniform, especially when dress codes are put in place and you’re guided on what to wear to the occasion, like a black tie party. Formal events are usually a place where classic codes of dress are expected, creating visions of plush velvets, silks, satins, dinner jackets, crisp white shirts, and trousers decorated with cummerbunds. So it’s no wonder why some individuals wish to freestyle and put their own twist on a classic look.
The key to adding your own spin to your suited and booted attire depends on the event you’re attending and how strict the dress code is. Knowing the limit allows for you to identify how much room there is for expression, as there’s fine line between standing out in style, to not getting into the event at all! For smaller style statements that stay within the black tie remit think about accessories, such as lapel pins or bold cufflinks. Additionally you can let the details do the talking with texture or fabric, by opting for a knitted or jacquard bowtie, which are both subtly stylish selections. Ideally you want to look classic yet contemporary, uniform yet not boring.
If the event is more of a relaxed affair why not opt for something brighter than the usual navy or black suiting? A simple suggestion here would be to go bold, yet not too bright. A lighter shade of royal blue looks great as does an olive green, ensuring you stand out without being the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons. Dress up the look with a nice white shirt or dial down with a t-shirt and trainers. When thinking about accessories what’s often overlooked in laid-back looks is the belt. Going beltless automatically makes the look less slick yet wearing the wrong one, say for example a woven pull through buckle style or a belt that’s too wide, can dramatically alter and ruin the whole affair. A good suggestion would be to opt for a sleek belt that sharpens up the outfit. Such as a stream lined leather option starting at just £6/€7/$8, helping to add the perfect finishing touch without breaking the bank!
Less restriction allows more room to play with the outfit, try deconstructing the formalwear and pair it with casual elements. A good example would be a tweed blazer, paired with a checked formal shirt, jeans and finished off with desert boots. This creates a balanced and considered approach to smart casual dressing. Accessories wise you don’t want to go over the top as
personalisation comes in many forms. From a folded pocket square that adds pattern to the look or a tie which gives a burst of colour. Our selection of pocket squares come paired with matching bowties in an array of styles and colours from paisley prints to metallic hues starting at just £2, so there’s no excuse not to style it up this season.