Whether you’re off for a low-key office party or a full blown bash, your annual Christmas party is the time to stand up and be counted. You can let your hair down and turn heads all at once thanks to the relaxed social atmosphere and jovial mood.
But how do you style yourself to make the biggest impact? Too much and you might look out of place, but too little and you’ll look like you’ve just stumbled out of the office into the celebrations.
What do you do to really nail the Christmas party look while incorporating denim trends? When you’re struggling for ideas, you take some inspiration from celebrities, that’s what!
Sequin Style: Lily Aldridge
Lily Aldridge is an American beauty who knows a thing or two about style. In her latest shoot for the brand Velvet, Lily was all about pairing some sparkling sequins with light denim for a subtle style that is perfect for more casual Christmas parties. Ditch the dress, add a bit of sparkle and away you go. Dark denim will help take this look to a more appropriate night style.
Contour it up: Jessica Alba
If you’re looking at a party that’s still not really little black dress worthy, but you want to make things interesting, take inspiration from Jessica Alba’s denim collection – a collaboration with DL1961. Her styles are designed to contour the body and make your curves stand out. Pair this season’s flares with a bodycon turtleneck to make sure people pay attention to you. Hey, if Jessica Alba can do it, why can’t you?
Beat the trend: Velvet is back
Whether it’s a full velvet dress worn by the likes of Cara Delevingne or a more low-key affair, velvet is the hottest trend of autumn 2016 and will carry over into winter. If you’re at a stylish party, sporting a pair of velvet skinny jeans might be the best way to cement your fashion knowledge and establish yourself as a style leader.
Lace it up: Khloe Kardashian
Not afraid to flaunt your assets? Lace tops are one of the hottest trends of 2016 and are guaranteed to turn heads. Celebrities are all about this trend, like Khloe Kardashian, who paired a lacy black top with denim during the launch of her jeans brand.
You can throw out the party rulebook with lace, pairing it with seductive velvets and faux fur to nail that seasonal look.
Luscious Leather: Kylie Jenner
One of the world’s most famous young women makes leather jeans look simultaneously trendy and sexy by pairing them with oversized coats. The faux fur look is also in this season, so trend up a pair of black leather jeans with a large coat and you’ll be nailing the celeb look on the way to the party. When it’s time to hang up your outerwear and head inside, make sure you’ve picked a top that accentuates the leather, such as a white crop top or stylish shirt.
Jeans are truly the most versatile of all styles. You can find a pair for a day on the high street or take a trendier pair into your best office party. All you need to do is style them up like the celebs. Take our inspiration above and go craft your perfect casual Christmas party outfit.