In the run-up to the festive season, and in the period between Christmas and New Year, there are usually lots of events to go to and parties to attend. An organised approach means you’ll always be ready to hit the road at the right time, and you’ll look fabulous when you arrive.
Here’s our quick and easy guide to heading out during winter:
The office party – depending on location and timing, either take your party outfit into work with you so that you can change there, or have everything laid out before you leave for work in the morning so that you can pop home, get changed and head out again quickly. For men, a smart polo t-shirt is perfect for smart-casual parties, worn with men’s trousers like jeans, or chinos if you need to be smarter. Ladies need something sparkly, party shoes and some glittery eye shadow that gets you in the party mood without spending hours in front of the mirror
The pantomime – taking the kids to the panto is a great evening out. You want to look smart without being overdressed, so choose something that’s comfortable to wear and that you can wash easily if it gets covered in ice cream or lemonade.
The nativity service – whether organised by school, playgroup or just something you want to do at your local church, layers and warm clothing is often the key to a successful nativity or carol service. Ladies should wear warm women’s jackets with cosy gloves to look smart and stay warm.
The bracing walk – pull on men’s or ladies’ waterproof jackets like this waterproof parka from Cotton Traders some warm trousers and sensible shoes and get in a couple of hours walking. You’ll enjoy the landscape, the fresh air and the chance to escape the festive preparations for a little while. Not strictly an event for dark evenings, but lovely to do around sunset, when it’s quiet and you’ll get some fantastic skies.
The sophisticated dinner – just the two of you, out on your own, enjoying each other’s company. Winter is a great time for romantic, candle-lit dinners in front of a roaring fire and with lots of local, seasonal produce on the plate. This is a great time to bring out crisp shirts, shimmering dresses and accessories that make you feel special.
These are just some of the things you may find yourself doing in the evenings leading up to the Christmas period. Dress accordingly, and you’ll be able to concentrate on having a wonderful time.
This post is in association with Cotton Traders