December marks a busy month, filled to the brim with after work drinks, Christmas parties, dinners and get-together´s. When time is limited and you´re going from office to party; it´s more crucial than ever to invest in key pieces which are versatile for all-day dressing. I teamed up with Karen Millen to share my Top 3 essentials for this season, and how I will be styling them for day-time chic, to night-time lux.
THE OFFICE DRESS
For a day-time outfit, layer the dress with contrasting textures such as a knit, which adds a more relaxed feel to overall outfit, and pair it with suede and soft leather accessories, to complete the polished look.
Come night-time, throw on your heels and a killer coat, and you´re good to go! To compensate for the shorter length of the dress, I would always opt for a longer jacket, adding more class and sophistication to the outfit.
THE KNITTED JUMPER
I love a good knit, owning far too many than I would like to admit. This jersey and cable knit jumper is fitted, yet super cozy (always the best combination), making it incredibly easy to wear all day long.
For a classy day-time city look – pair the jumper with your favourite jeans, add some edge with a tailored coat, brogues and a statement accessory, such as this faux fur bag. Casual chic!
When night-time falls, swap out the jeans with a feminine skirt and heels. The knit adds a relaxed edge to the otherwise elegant look, making the overall style understated, yet luxurious.
THE LACE BLOUSE
Team it with this season´s hottest denim style, the flares, add a great winter coat and some booties (essential with any wide legged pants), and you´ve pulled together a sophisticated day-time look.
Come night-time, style the blouse with this dream of a floral statement skirt, for an elegant, yet bohemian evening look – transforming the simple blouse into a unique and lux ensemble.
Created in collaboration with Karen Millen. All words, styling and creative direction my own.