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    The Edit: Party accessories

    With Christmas and New Year’s parties soon to be in full swing, celebrate the festive season in style with lavish party accessories from statement shoes to decadent jewels

    A glamorous Christmas soirée or an opulent New Year’s Eve event is the excuse we’ve all been waiting for to dress up in our finest, and those who wish to perfect the all-important details of their evening ensemble can discover a striking selection of party accessories in the luxury boutiques at The Royal Exchange.


    Glad rags

    Clockwise from left: TD649 spectacles, from £395, Tom Davies; Ivy Green Velvet Nehru Waistcoat, £250, Sirplus; Double 6 Tissee maillon tie, £175, Hermès; Black 30mm leather belt 123907, £235, Montblanc; Signature Shield Silk Scarf in black pure silk, £112, Aspinal of London

    If you prefer to eschew the formality of the usual two-piece suit, nothing oozes relaxed evening elegance quite like a soft velvet waistcoat with a smart Nehru collar. Add an extra flair with a chic silk scarf and a pair of bold spectacles with a hint of colour to complement your outfit. A sleek belt will make your look appear more ‘put together’, and, for times when a shirt and tie is required, opt for a reversible tie that can be worn on both sides – printed or plain – depending on your mood.


    Well heeled

    Clockwise from left: UltraBlack Mini Folio, £535, Montblanc; Dolly Sandals, £1,440, Hermès; Mini Mayfair Bag in Bronze metallic croc, £450, Aspinal of London; Panama Envelope Crossbody Bag (in light steel), £595, Smythson; Kensington patent loafers, £395, Crockett & Jones

    From statement heels and sophisticated loafers to beautifully crafted handbags, accessories are a smart way to elevate your ensemble with refined yet playful details. A metallic bronze bag will add a contemporary edge, while an architectural sandal will mark you out as a fashion connoisseur in even the most stylish of crowds. For those who prefer to take a more subtle approach to accessories, a patent shoe is a versatile choice, as is a crossbody bag filled with various pockets and compartments that enable you to keep all your party essentials secure.


    Bright young things

    Clockwise from left: Caviar Pentagon cufflinks with black caviar beads and gunmetal finish, £229, Tateossian; City Hardwear Wrap Necklace In 18k Gold, £15,400, Tiffany & Co.; Double stripe leather bangle, £95, Aspinal of London; Secret Garden earrings featuring white and pink diamonds set in platinum and 18 carat SMO rose gold, £8,500, Boodles; Longitude in Stainless Steel, £14,995, Bremont

    No festive party outfit is complete without a glimmer of sparkle as a finishing touch. A pair of dazzling diamond earrings will give you the wow-factor, whereas a bold hardware-inspired necklace and stacked leather bangles are ideal minimal accompaniments that will take you from the office in the day to a soirée in the evening with effortless ease. A watch is a barometer of good taste, and the combination of a meticulously manufactured classic timepiece worn with an innovative pair of cufflinks will add eye-catching detail to your wrist.