With the holiday season fast approaching, it's finally time to turn your thoughts towards your festive wardrobe! Even the staunchest among us cannot deny the joy that can be found through dressing up for an event and with the holidays just around the corner, Christmas parties will start to be the topic of conversation and forefront of the planning.
Many can feel that sticking a festive jumper over a shirt is the recipe for success, but a Christmas event can be a minefield to navigate when you're trying to decide what to wear! The only thing worse than turning up to a Black Tie event in a smart casual look would be turning up in a tinsel jumper! So once you've established the dress code for your event, have a look below for some ideas on what to wear to your next event:
A Black Tie Look:
If your dinner calls for black tie attire then you definitely want to opt for something sleek, and you won't go wrong with the incredible Sinatra Tuxedo. The jacket with it's double breasted cut and traditional satin lapels, and the trousers with their gorgeous satin piping around the waistband are truly exceptional items.
Keep it traditional with a white shirt, black bow and crisp white pocket square to complete your accessories, or if the occasion allows then why not liven up the look with a handcrafted Christmas pocket square? Take your pick when it comes to a black shoes, it could be something bold like the Scott Black Patent Shoes, or (like we've put together) the Milan Loafers are always a good choice.
Go full out:
If your event has a more flexible dress code and you like to make a statement then this is your moment to embrace the Christmas spirit - to the full! Be unashamedly bold with a bright and cheery waistcoat with a striking festive print like this Red Red Robin Waistcoat, handmade here in the UK. And why stop there when you can add a matching bow tie and pocket square for the full impact?
Add a Georgi Blazer and Trousers for the eye-catching maximum with their textured patterning to ensure you’ll be the talk of the party! Finally add a stunning pair of black shoes to polish off the full ensemble!
Smarten it up:
An all out look can sometimes feel a little too informal for a dinner event, but you still might want to keep that Christmas flair to your outfit! If this is the case then the Rosa Blazer is a perfect choice of dinner jacket to add some Christmas accessories to. A great combo is the Rosa Wine Blazer with our Cosy Christmas Robin Print to complement the deep red of the blazer.
Stick with a great pair of classic black trousers such as the Sinatra to smarten the look and to bring together all the elements by matching the subtle satin stripe to the lapels of the blazer. An outfit is never complete without a gorgeous pair of shoes to bring the whole ensemble to it’s crescendo. While you could choose a smart black shoe to pare the look back a little bit, why not add a little bit of verve to the outfit with a complementary Rome Cherry Red Shoe?
A bit more casual:
Tell me it’s Christmas, without telling me it’s Christmas. For the more reserved of you out there, especially those who might be attending a more casual event, you might not want an in-your-face Christmas look. These Garfield Check Trousers have the perfect edge of a festive feel to them without being covered in snowmen!
Throw on a jumper over a shirt to hit that smart casual tone, keeping it in a complementary colour. Don’t forget to keep a coat handy for those cold evenings, and finish off with an understated check scarf to stave off the chill. If you’re feeling like a touch of fun then why not add a ‘Cheeky’ bow tie?
So whether on not you’re a reluctant Bah-humbug when it comes to festive fun, or you’re full on Christmas with holly on top, we have an outfit to keep you covered! But why stop with our four favourite suggestions? Find our full Christmas range here>