All About Accessories: Our Top 6 Picks

Party season comes but once a year, but between the dark, cold months of November and a post New Year January, it is what it’s all about. Post-work drinks, Christmas dinners with friends, your office Christmas party, and of course, the BIG one; New Year’s Eve.

So if you’ve got your dress sorted, it’s now time to think about those must-have finishing touches; the accessories. No party outfit is complete without the bag, shoes and a dash of bling bling so here are our essential accessories for this season’s celebrations…

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The Shoes

These sparkly shoes are guaranteed to make you smile. More importantly, they are the perfect piece when you are looking for an automatic lift for your look. Heading our after work? Simply slip these on and you’re ready to go.

Dune Court Shoes

The Bag

Box bags have become du jour for any party, but this art deco inspired one is perfect for AW12. Providing an on-trend update and still space for your phone and lipstick, it will add much needed edge to your evening attire.

Untold Clutch Bag

Clutch bag

The Collar

Transform your outfit in a second with this sequin collar. One of the key trends for the season, an added collar updates your favourite LBD. This red hue is perfect for festive outings.

Therapy Sequin Collar

Sequinned collar

The Earrings

This season the jewellery to invest in is the earring. Don’t be shy either, think colour and oversized for a on-trend party look. These Ziba pair are perfect teamed with a blouse and leather pencil skirt.

Ziba Tear Drop earrings

Ziba English Rose Tear Drop Earrings

The Belt

As seen on the runways at Burberry, a bow belt is what your waist is calling for this season. Cinch in dresses, add to skirts or even wear over your coat for a catwalk inspired look.

Therapy Bow Waist Belt

The Cover-Up

As party season happens to fall on the coldest months of the year for us Brits, a cover-up is essential. Keep it glamourous with a touch of faux fur though and it will only enhance your outfit.

Biba Faux Fur Scarf

Plain faux fur scarf

Kate O'Brien

Hi I'm Kate, in a previous life I was Womenswear Editor but these days you are more likely to find me pouring over a planning calendar than the latest copy of Elle in my role as Online Content Producer. A Northern tourist in London, some of my favourite things in life include red wine, chutney (accompanied by cheese), sequins, grey cashmere and Matt Damon. I am known in the HoF office for owning far too many coats for one person, laughing too loud, and drinking full fat Coke only when hungover. My life's ambition is a simple one; to own a Puggle.

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