Destination: black tie
When else do you get to go to a black tie dinner in, well, black tie? New Year’s Eve is the ideal moment to get spruced up and grab yourself a great tuxedo that’ll be the source of many compliments. Want to try something a little bit different this year? Go for a subtle pattern or a statement jacket in wintry hues or lustre textures. Add a polished pair of Oxfords or Derbys and order your martini shaken, not stirred. James who?
Destination: the dinner
If you’re going to an event or fancy dinner and want to look suave but a tux is too much, try a slim cut grey, black or blue suit instead. The trick is to dress the suit down slightly, so wear the two piece with just one button done and a great skinny tie and shirt, do away with stiff collars altogether and opt for a simple crew neck and trainers. Alternatively, deconstruct your suit and pair the jacket with chinos, or the trousers with a t-shirt and bomber jacket. The options are plentiful and a hard-working suit will buy you some serious mileage.
Destination: the house party
If you’re heading down the party party/ going out route, get yourself a statement tee, some great fitting jeans (black and tapered are our current favourites) and some on-trend, clean-line trainers. Pair with a bomber jacket that’s not too warm, not too cold, or a parka to add to the coat pile. The aim is to look cool without any inkling you tried (as is always the aim in life).
Other party heroes include a rugged leather jacket, hiking boots (the ones you don’t actually use for mountaineering) and the failsafe indigo denim shirt. Fashion’s fanciest night of the year just got a whole lot simpler.