5 Party Wardrobe Hits To Re-Purpose Now

You’ve only just got your head around party dressing and then a new year comes along. With easy styling tips you can refresh last year’s favourite buys and get more mileage from your party wardrobe – whatever the season. Here’s the simplest and chicest ways to work evening accessories into your everyday wardrobe now, and well into spring.


Hair Clips

If you were ever in doubt about whether the hair barrettes trend was reserved just for glitzy nights out, we are here to tell you this ‘90s add-on is here to stay. We’ve spotted fresh styles dropping into some of the coolest new-season collections (Jigsaw’s resin version and ASOS Design’s gold-tone option currently top our wish list), while pearl iterations remain a must-have. Simone Rocha and Accessorize delivered last season’s must-have pearl clips, which dominated our Instagram feeds. If you were lucky enough to get your hands on one (most are now entirely sold out), be sure to get maximum wear by styling them solo or in groups, with everything from cosy cashmere knits and jeans on the weekend, or with a white button-up shirt and sleek grey suiting for the office.

Key Buy: ASOS Design Hair Clip, £6, Asos.com


Maximalist Head Bands

Plain, padded, velvet or something covered in diamantes, sequins or pearls – one of the most unexpected trends to return towards the end of 2018 was the head band. We’re not talking about those head pieces reserved for wedding guest dressing, but everyday Alice bands that instantly transform the simplest outfit in seconds. Look to Uterqüe for something knotted and minimalist, ASOS for brilliantly embellished styles with low price tags, and Moda Operandi for something ultra-luxe.

Key Buy: Jennifer Behr Velvet headband, £115 or Jennifer Behr Leopard Print Silk headband, £229, both ModaOperandi.com


Chunky Chain Jewellery

While we can all appreciate the power of delicate gold jewellery expertly layered together to finish an outfit, the chunky chain jewellery revival is steadily overtaking as the daytime jewellery of choice. While a chain link necklace is the perfect finishing touch for your party look, it’s also ideal when styled over a roll neck knit with white denim and suede ankle boots. Even better, throw on a handful of large gold bracelets or bangles over a neutral knit or a classic white button-up shirt with easy denim and feel instantly chic.

Key buy: Balenciaga Chain Link Necklace, £585, Matchesfashion.com


Rhinestone Earrings

Shoulder-grazing, party-ready glitzy earrings have been a big hit, but we’ve been spotting some of the best dressed street stylers wearing their sparkly earrings with core wardrobe essentials during the day, proving that this one’s more versatile than you think. If this is one trend you didn’t buy into this season, we’d recommend snapping up a pair. H&M undoubtedly have the best on the high street, but you’ll also find plenty of suitably glamorous (and affordable) styles from Mango, ASOS and River Island.

Key buy: Sparkly Earrings, £9.99, Hm.com


Velvet Ribbon

Whether it was left over from present wrapping, table crackers or tree decorations, an excellent ribbon or bow of any kind – silk or velvet – should never to be thrown away. Instead, embrace the decorative ribbons and fasten a carefully tied, giant bow around a simple hair elastic and style in a low ponytail for a polished finish to any off-duty outfit.

Key Buy: Velvet Bow Hair Tie, £8.36, Madewell.com

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