4 Christmas Party Outfits that Are A Little Bit Different

Christmas Party season is normally the time when I absolutely hate shopping. I’m not one for sequins, or sparkles, or bright colours, so that sequin Motel Rocks dress that Amber wore on Love Island and sold out instantly after – definitely not for me. To be honest, walking into the shops this time of year I actually find to be kind of a stressful experience. I feel a headache coming on as I start to panic, staring around at the racks until my vision starts to blur in a mess of sequins. On the rare occassion that I do make an exception for sequins, they are really delicate and small on the top, and certainly not ‘in your face’, which I think is the best way to describe most Christmas Party looks.

Instead I try and mix it up with other textures, looking towards (faux) fur, leather, lace, or velvet, things that still exude party glamour, but are definitely way less in your face. So, thinking about my Christmas Party outfits this year, I came up with 4 outfits using some of these textures that I thought you wouldn’t normally see in a festive party lookbook…

1.FESTIVE RED

Whenever it’s the festive season I always, always start with red. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen me obsessing over this dress which was actually my first designer (clothing) purchase that I made in New York! I made it when I was shopping at Century 21 – it’s a Boutique Moschino dress that was reduced from $950 to $200 so I could hardly resist buying myself this as an early Christmas present! Obviously it’s past season so I couldn’t find it online anywhere, but I’ve linked similars (from £5!!) below. As the dress is such a standout piece, I’ve paired it with simple black heels and this amazing beaded black back I actually got from Zara (it’s not online but I bought this on Oxford Street a few days ago). Paired it with my leopard coat mainly to keep me warm, as I do think the two look very bold together, but hey, that’s completely personal preference.

 

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2. WORK/PARTY TROUSERS

As you guys know I’ve recently become obsessed with day to night looks so when I saw these trousers that look like they could be work trousers, I had to dress them up and make them work for a night look. I’ve paired them with this lovely lace crop top and my favourite black heels to take the look from office to night.

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2. FAUX LEATHER & FUR

In terms of other textures, I always look to fur! I’m obsessed with faux fur coats in the winter and wear them all the time so it felt only natural I’d pair one with a party outfit. I’ve just combined some faux leather leggings with an on-trend ruffle crop and my favourite ruffle heels that you’ve probably seen in previous posts (can you tell I’m just a tad obsessed with ruffles?) I thought this was pretty different as you don’t normally see quite a ‘plain’ top on festive party lookbooks, but I love how they all look together.

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4. THE POLKA DOT DRESS

I’ve been looking for a polka dot wrap dress like this for literally my entire life. What I love about them is that obviously they’re summery – but you can genuinely make them work for winter as well, with tights or with knee high boots as I have here. This dress I actually got in New York as well – it’s from a store called Cotton Candy LA – but these dresses are everywhere so I’ve linked similars. I’ve threw my favourite white side-tie jumper on to see how you can make the look work for the daytime, as well.

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What festive party looks will you guys be wearing? Let me know below.

LOVE,

NINA

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XO

 

Photos are by the lovely Catherine (third outfit) and Kelsey (other outfits) xoxo

Please note: All items from Missy Empire and Pandora were generously gifted to me, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Comments

    • nina238
      December 12, 2017 / 9:26 pm

      Thanks lovely! Xx

  1. Megan Mandell
    December 13, 2017 / 3:36 am

    I love all your picks! So adorable

  2. December 14, 2017 / 2:33 am

    I love the red dress so much! It looks so beautiful on you girl!

  3. Danielle Alana
    December 14, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    You look amazing in all of them! 2 or 3 is my favorite though.

  4. Osasuwen Osagie
    December 23, 2017 / 11:00 pm

    This was really interesting plus you look really great

    • nina238
      December 24, 2017 / 1:01 am

      Thanks so much! Xxx

  5. January 2, 2018 / 3:25 am

    Such great looks! I love your shoe selection and that last look is my favorite!

    • nina238
      January 4, 2018 / 9:20 pm

      Thank you I’m glad you liked them! X

    • nina238
      January 4, 2018 / 9:20 pm

      Thank you lovely!!

  6. whitneylenise
    January 6, 2018 / 4:35 am

    Wow you gave us so many options to choose from! I love that you stayed away from showy and sparkle and gave us more simple looks that really
    Just popped and I would wear all of them during the holidays seasons! Thanks girl 😍

    • nina238
      January 9, 2018 / 10:54 pm

      Aw thank you so much lovely – I’m so glad you liked them! Xx

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