DESK TO DANCEFLOOR
As the party season arrives, it’s time to be prepared with looks that can take you from desk to dancefloor.
Here is a selection of Harvey Nichols favourite polished looks that will guarantee you’ll make an entrance.
A clean white shirt is an essential, whether that’s to the office or more likely, the office-party. This cotton poplin shirt from Givenchy has a slim, tailored fit and features a reproduction of Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy’s autograph in the middle of the chest, embroidered in black. To tie in with the signature is this black suede jacket from J.Lindeberg, a Swedish designer who believes menswear should be functional yet aesthetically stylish.
For the bottom half, team with these tailored wool-blend trousers from SamsØe & SamsØe which are worked in a subtle checked pattern making them extremely wearable yet elegant. They are designed to crop just above the ankle, the perfect length to show off an iconic Gucci loafer. These ones are a slip-on style with an almond shaped toe and feature the signature GG designer plaque on the front adding a touch of class.
Jonah black suede jacket
embroidered poplin shirt
SamsØe & SamsØe
Andy X grey checked wool-blend tousers
Donnie black leather loafers
Nothing screams Christmas more than velvet, unless that velvet is adorned with gold. This belt bag from Gucci does just that, plush in material with the iconic GG monogram embedded into it, it also features the brand’s signature plaque and a striped webbing strap that is perfect to be worn across a simple yet elegant white shirt. We recommend this one, also from Gucci, which is expertly crafted from cotton and tailored to a refined, regular fit. To complement the colour palette of the belt bag, it also features a navy dragon ornately embroidered into the collar.
As the bag itself does the talking, we have kept the bottom half minimal with black slim-fit jeans from Parisian label Balmain. To finish off the look and tie in with the sports-luxe feel of the belt bag we have added a pair of white trainers from Y3, clean and sleek in style.
black slim-leg jeans
dagon-embroidered white cotton shit
GG navy velvet belt bag
Yuben white canvas sneakers
A little black dress is a party season must-have. Add a touch of luxury with this mini dress from Rotate by Birger Christensen, a Copenhagen-based brand creating modern collections for women who want to stand out. It is crafted from black matte satin and is decorated with a crystal and faux pearl-embellished waist belt.
To minimise any attention being lost from the voluminous sleeves we suggest pinning the hair back with these statement silver-tone hair clips from Saint Laurent. The branded accessory is artfully embellished with striking crystals, to tie in with the dresses belt.
Cast in crystal embellishments spelling out the labels monogram, this black velvet cross-body bag from Stella McCartney adds a Christmas sparkle to the outfit.
Add a pair of heels and you are good to go. These Sophia Webster heeled sandals are two-toned to complement both the gold and silver adornments in the outfit.
Christensen number 26 black matte satin mini dress
crystal-embellished silver-tone hair clips
velvet crystal-embellished cross-body bag
Sophia Webster Nicole
85 two-tone leather sandals
JEANS AND A NICE TOP
A sequinned number is always Christmas party appropriate. This asymmetric top from Self-Portrait is cut into an open-shoulder design which is clad in sequins to reveal a green leaf pattern over a glistening black background. Pair with a trusty pair of jeans and you have nailed the ‘jeans and a nice top’ dress code. These ones are designed by premium LA denim brand, J Brand, and feature a black iridescent coating to add that extra sparkle to any outfit.
Guaranteed to turn heads are these silver leather sandals by Jimmy Choo, a brand which continues to embody sexy sophistication whilst focusing on maintaining exceptional craftmanship.
The ultimate accessory to add to any outfit is this Saint Laurent crocodile-effect Lou cross-body bag. The brand is imbued with timeless sophistication and is stamped with the house’s iconic interlocking YSL plaque.