’Tis the season to be jolly. ‘Tis also the season for sparkle and shine, parties and bubbles, festivities and mulled wine….and so forth arises the age old question: ‘What the hell should I wear?’ Whether you’re the understated Scandi type or a ‘more is more and less is a bore’ kind of gal, dressing for party season can arouse all sorts of dreadful dress misjudgments and fashion faux pas. But fear not. Because if there was ever a time for tossing out the old rule book and embracing your innermost freak – the time is now. With a ‘go 100% or go home’ attitude, this seasons catwalk shows were a firm reminder that fashion is fun and ultimately an outlet for you to express…well…anything really. There’s absolutely no need to save your feminist chats for brunch with the girls when you could do as shown at Dior and parade it around on a statement t-shirt teamed with a glittery mesh floor length skirt. And who said that a lace bra needs to be reserved for under wear, or likewise, pyjamas as nightwear? Take a leaf out of Kim Kardashian’s book and whack on a corset over your tee. The stereotypes of dressing are becoming increasingly blurred and fashion is being turned on its head.
Friends – some serious wardrobe re-evaluating is in order. While emancipating your deepest and darkest instincts, set free some of those old vintage faves you have lying crumpled in a box at the back of your closet. Refresh the old pieces with something new like a wool blazer or some velvet stilettos. Be smart and shop from yourself, re-inventing and rethinking each piece as you go. Try teaming your lace dress with a pair of denims or test out wearing your boyfriend’s shirt as an off the shoulder mini dress with a big chunky belt. Borrow from your mum, your granny, your little brother even. Mash it up boom.
If all of the above fails and you still find yourself in odd shoes and your underwear, staring blankly into an overstuffed wardrobe and contemplating taking a rain check then just remember this: all that glitters is gold.