Sparkle party season is upon us!

1. Dress You Up

For all you dress lovers out there! Choose a colour, fabric and shape that really flatters you and don’t be side-tracked by the latest trends.

Going out out? Dress down with heeled ankle boots and your favourite biker jacket. Swap black tights for nude and the look becomes both more relaxed and contemporary.

Check out your local Vintage Shops. My favourites are Harrogate-based Still Gorgeous, Circa and The Pod Online.

2. Jumpsuit Joy

A fluid or tailored jumpsuit is a fabulous solution for Christmas party dressing and looks fantastic with metallic sandals, killer courts or animal print ankle boots.

3. Gotta Love A Sleeve

If you’re worried about your upper arms look for a sheer chiffon sleeve, always so pretty and feminine.

Puff sleeves are still on trend too, perfect at disguising narrow shoulders or the tops of your arms and giving that luxe opulent effect.

4. Mix It Up!

Evening separates offer myriad styling options and give great cost per wear for less initial outlay.

Next’s Tuxedo Jacket is divine.

5. Gild the Lilly

Embellished neck details and sparkly necklaces or collars help reflect light upwards smoothing out lines and wrinkles.