10 stellar party pieces

With what seems like a new event every night, party season is the perfect excuse to have some fun with your after-hours looks. Push the boat out a little bit, whether that means donning stacks of sequins or jazzing-up your jeans with some killer accessories. From pleasingly puffy shoulders to shimmering separates, we’ve got you covered with these fail-safe stellar party pieces.


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1. Party bag

Coach, Tabby Chain Cross-body


Shimmering, Quality Street colours put a party-ready spin on the classic Coach Tabby bag – just pair with black skinny jeans and some ankle boots. Plus, the dinky size and shoulder strap means it won’t get in the way when all hands are in the air.

Coach, Tabby Chain Cross-body, £275


2. Bold earrings

Swarovski, Lucky Goddess Earrings


No longer the Kat Slater of the earring family, jumbo, statement earrings now have a seriously chic identity and are perfect for adding fun and festivity to evening looks. These celestial-inspired drop earrings are sure to be a star player in your accessories arsenal.

Swarovski, Lucky Goddess Earrings, £119


3. Jazzy jumpsuit

Biba Sequin Clutch


Sure, dresses are fun, but nothing beats wearing a one-piece that instantly places you into the fashion forward category. The sheer puff sleeves and pretty embroidery make this number a super fancy addition to your partywear collection.

French Connection, Paulette Embroidered Jumpsuit, £130


4. Fancy flats

Kurt Geiger London, Princely Mules


While we're all for the drama of a sky-high heel, we’re firm believers in having a pair of shoes that are able to take us from party to party (minus cramping and blisters, that is). The crystal buckles make these fancy flats as party-ready as any stiletto and you can dance all night long in them.

Kurt Geiger London, Princely Mules, £139


5. Velvet dress

Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Faria Velvet Dress


If you are addicted to black but want to look seasonally appropriate, velvet feels more in keeping with the festive spirit. Just add some subtle sparkle with your accessories and add a swipe of red lipstick.

Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Faria Velvet Dress, £219


6. Loud shoulders

James Lakeland, Puff Sheer Sleeve Pearl Top


From Bahnsen to Richard Quinn, billowing and whimsical sleeves were seen in full force on the catwalks in all shapes, forms, and fabrics on the 2020 runways - winning the hearts of anyone looking for a fun statement look. We’ll be teaming this pearl-adorned number with leather trousers and kitten heels.

James Lakeland, Puff Sheer Sleeve Pearl Top, £99


7. Shimmer skirt

Lauren Ralph Lauren, Suzu Full Skirt


Perfect for the dancefloor, a metallic skirt is something you’ll get plenty of wear out of well beyond party season. Team this Ralph Lauren piece with a black cami by night and one of the brand's signature preppy jumpers by day. 

Lauren Ralph Lauren, Suzu Full Skirt, £180


8. Wild card 

Dune Belvedere Pointed Toe Court Shoes

Trust us, these will be worth any blister plasters needed - really, if you can't wear a pair of heels this glam at Christmas, then when can you?  Use these to breathe a new lease of life into last year's dresses - we'd be lying if we said we weren't giddy with excitement about slipping into these.

Dune, Belvedere Pointed Toe Court Shoes £99


9. Haute headwear

Biba Headband


Once mostly associated with the likes of Blair Waldorf and Tudor queens, the headband has quickly risen to It accessory status this past year. An embellished style like this is perfect for adding a fun finishing touch to your festive look with no need for additional jewellery.

Biba, Headband, £15


10. Sequin mini

Vero Moda, Callie Sequin Dress


Every Christmas, like the predictable magpies we are, we become obsessed with OTT, sparkly, diamond-encrusted everything and apparently, we're not the only ones. The 2020 catwalks saw designers like Bottega Veneta and Giorgio Armani nod to eccentric styling with fringe, sequins, rhinestones and more.

Vero Moda, Callie Sequin Dress, £65