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.
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.
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
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.