Best party pieces from my three favourite highstreet shops

Party pieces from my three favourite highstreet shops, Topshop, Whistles and &Otherstories. They have the best party pieces and the best clothes that suit my kind of style. My usual daytime style is dressing for comfort without looking like I don't care or 'relaxed-casual' if you will. Practical clothes, easy outfits and the odd bit of tailoring and I'm happy. At Chrimbo though I can't bloody wait to ramp it up and get some glamour on! If you can't pull out the stops at Christmas when can you? I want to look presentable when I'm often hungover so a bit of metallic and sparkle and I'm sorted.  

Here are some of the best items from aforementioned shops. Just a little note before I start - a leather biker jacket goes with EVERYTHING here, well worth getting one to finish your outfits. You can wear a big wool coat over it to and from whatever party you are heading to.

  1. Black lace off shoulder jumpsuit from Whistles - trendy option.
Black lace jumpsuit
Black lace jumpsuit
Green pleated dress
Green pleated dress

2.  Whistles Mineral green (metallic would best describe it) pleated dress. THIS with a black leather over the top would be ace. 

3. Whistles velvet dress. This is so beautiful and looks great on. I like it with the silver shoes or black ankle boots.

Whistles velvet dress
Whistles velvet dress

4. Whistles silver shoes. I always mention on my blogs that silver is a neutral and goes with everything so these will be handy!

Silver heels
Silver heels

5. Not a 'classic' festive outfit but I like the cheery stripes on this outfit - this is a skirt and top worn together so you could wear separately too and get more for your money.

Stripe top and skirt
Stripe top and skirt

6. Stars are still everywhere and I really like the mesh hem on this Topshop dress - only Β£60.

Topshop Start Dress
Topshop Start Dress

7. I've saved the best till last, all three of these count as my no.7 and make an outfit I will def be wearing this Christmas. You've got to make the best of what you have and for me it's my legs! I would wear with opaque of barely black tights and trusty black ankle boots.

Simple black ribbed top 

black ribbed top
black ribbed top
metallic skirt
metallic skirt

Smart blazer - really handy item that would be good with jeans too.

Wool tuxedo blazer
Wool tuxedo blazer

Black ankle boots - absolute wardrobe staple!

black ankle boots
black ankle boots

The leather biker - a wardrobe staple. Sometimes black can be a bit harsh and a bit too 'biker!' so a soft grey biker would work better on some skin tones.

black biker jacket
black biker jacket

Lisa Gillbe is a personal shopper and stylist based in London. If you need help with your wardrobe get in touch for a chat.