Christmas is back, and this time we get to do it properly. Starting with the main event: party season. So, how to win at dressing up in 2021? It’s simple. More is more. Think prints on prints, statement heels and all-out logos. Stack up the jewels. Layer on the bling and (maybe) leave your trousers at home. Get ready to upgrade your drip with Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain, Versace and more. This is party dressing, the FLANNELS way.
Three is the magic number. For party season this means matching your bomber to your hot pants to your bralette. Pair with patent leather boots and a spritz of Dolce & Gabbana’s fresh Pineapple fragrance. And maybe, dare to leave your trousers at home. Fruity.
Knitwear is having a moment this autumn and Balmain have managed to turn it into a key party piece with the addition of some silver threads. Keep your top and skirt matching and layer on logo-heavy accessories, from heels to handbags.
Like your look to be about clever touches? Loewe is the master. A simple black skirt is made over with an asymmetric hem and panels of orange, white and blue. Boots come in bright yellow with a gathered ankle fastening. And your bag? Worn around the wrist in the shape of their aptly named Bracelet Pouch.
Matching your bag to your boots? It’s a firm yes from us. Versace’s iconic monogram is covering all bases this season, including an of-the-moment mini. Just add thigh-skimming boots, the brand’s Hobo Shoulder Bag and finish with a zip-up crop top. Wear alone or layered over shirts and cardis later in the season.