Christmas party season is coming, but so is the cost of living crisis! Everything is getting more expensive -but (assuming you have the budget for it) you still want to have fun this Christmas! Party outfits are a great way to cut costs whilst still enjoying yourself.
One way of cutting down on costs is by working out how many events you have, and how many you can actually afford. Work out which ones are the most important to you. Often, work events can be culled as you’d rather be with friends or family.
If you want to try and do everything, then you need to save money on your clothes, transport and whilst you’re actually at the party.
When you are at the party, limit yourself on drinks – drink water or soft drinks in between alcoholic drinks, its cheaper and will save your hangover too. If there are drinks included, make the most of them! But remember, its all about the friends and fun, not the alcohol.
To get to the party, why not share a taxi with other friends. This is safer and far cheaper than taking your own taxi. If you drive, you could consider driving and taking other people too – this will ensure you don’t need to spend money on wine! A lot of chain restaurants do free soft drinks for designated drivers too.
We all know how expensive it can be to dress up for a party. The clothes, shoes, and accessories are not cheap. This is why we are here to help you find items that will make you look great without breaking the bank.
Many people find themselves in the situation where they need to dress for a party but they don’t want to spend too much money on clothes. There are many ways that people can get around this problem and still be able to enjoy themselves.
You don’t need to buy a dress for each event – think about it, if you spend £50 on a dress for every event, that could be £500! Just pick one or two classic dresses, and then make them look different each time by using accessories.
Look at Daisy London and pick some really great jewellery to finish off any outfit. For a classic black dress with a v-neck or scooped neckline, you can select any of their beautiful necklaces. The Estee Lalonde range is timeless and a real investment.
If you have a high necked dress, why not wear your hair up and showcase some beautiful earrings. We have been lucky enough to review the Vita Drop Earrings in 18 carat gold. These gorgeous earrings celebrate the female form and we think they are perfect for a girls night. You don’t need a fancy dress when wearing these, as they will be the talking point all night. Priced at £99.99 these will last for years and can be worn time and time again. They also come in sterling silver.
If you’re looking for a great quality but great priced option, try out the Isla Coral Midi Hoop Earrings – these are a classic look and would go perfectly with a classic gold watch and a red dress. These are priced at only £49.99 and can be dressed down too – perfect for work or play!
If you’re looking for an investment piece that will take you through all the parties and beyond, or perhaps hinting for a Christmas gift,, we love the Estee Lalonde Maxi Dome Hoop Earrings. These are priced at £149.99 and are just beautiful. The feel of the earring is lux and high end. They are quite heavy and have a 20mm drop. You can also add to the collection if you have more than one set of piercings – they come in different sizes and look fantastic as a trio.
Daisy London have a great range of jewellery that will make your dress look different each time. They are also great for gifts – the packaging is beautiful and again, high end.
Remember to also ring in the changes with make up, shoes and bags. You could also buy some stick on nails to really have a different look for each party. Its lovely to go to the nail salon but also very expensive – stick on nails are great for a one off occasion.
“Accessories can be the difference between an outfit that is just okay, and one that is really stunning.”
– Fashion designer Zac Posen