Southern European Style – December 2019
Text: Nicola Rachel Colyer | Press Photos
Time to shine
See out the year in style with fashion worth celebrating, from mood-boosting metallics and sparkling accessories that spread the seasonal spirit, to sleek suiting and classic black for a sophisticated statement. Whether it’s the office party or family festivities, ensure you’re dressed for the occasion with our favourite festive finds.
Ideal for desk-to-dinner dressing, this pretty blouse from French designer, Maje, will help you avoid any ‘what to wear’ dilemmas. Pair with tailored trousers for a day at the office before slipping on your party shoes and dialling up the drama for the evening.
Maje Lurex Ruffled Shirt, €195
It’s easy to succumb to seasonal clichés when it comes to December dressing, but opting for a monochrome palette will ensure you look more suave, less Santa. This black and white patterned shirt from France’s The Kooples will lend a playfulness to a tailored look that’s just perfect for partying.
Black Cotton Shirt with Print, €148
Tweed gets a glam makeover with the oversized embellishment and chain trim on this handbag from Spanish brand, Uterqüe. Pair it with black jeans and a cashmere knit for a casual dinner with friends, or go all in with sequins and glitter as you ring in the new year.
Uterqüe Bejewelled Evening Bag, €99
Velvet slippers offer a stylish alternative to classic dress shoes, with the extra dose of luxe that December events often demand, and this simple black cotton-velvet pair from Spain’s Massimo Dutti is an excellent wardrobe addition that you’ll come back to year after year.
Massimo Dutti Black Velvet Slippers, €90
Whether you’re dressing up a cosy jumper for an afternoon of mulled wine and mince pies, or adding the final flourish before an elegant soirée, this bejewelled headband will inject some seasonal style to your look, with minimal effort.
Zara Padded Rhinestone Headband, €18
Italian fashion house Fendi knows how to do details and this classic belt is just the ticket for finishing off your festive look. Understated yet eye-catching, it’s a timeless accessory to add to your collection.
Fendi Leather Belt, €390
Lend some French flair to your look with this gold brocade suit from Parisian label, Sandro. A simple shirt and loafers temper the decadence for a more casual affair, while a pair of black heels and a silk camisole will see you dancing the night away.
Sandro Brocade Tailored Jacket, €375
Sandro Flared Brocade Tailored Trousers, €245
Show off your sartorial prowess with a sleek, tailored suit that oozes sophistication. This contemporary offering from French brand, Sandro, provides an understated foundation to which you can add some festive flair without falling behind in the style stakes.
Sandro Suit Jacket, €395
Sandro Suit Trousers, €225
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