How To Dress For The Party Season


When it comes to dressing for parties it can become extremely difficult deciding what to wear, it is best to make sure you know what type of event you’re attending whether it is something high end or low key we’ve made sure we’ve got you covered for the party season. So get ready to polish your shoes and prepare your liver.


Own the Party


Going to a formal party and you want to stand out? We have the perfect look lined up for you. If you’ve had your eyes glued to the traditional look then I suggest opting for the perfect black tie combination. Find a crisp white oxford shirt with some slim black trousers and a blazer. Go for a black tie or a bow tie depending on preferences. Find a pair of oxford brogues or loafers to complete this look.


Want to stand out in front of the crowd? Spice things up a bit with a boldly patterned suit, checkered suits always look good with a crisp oxford shirt and brown derby shoes. It’ll grab the right amount of attention without looking over the top.


Embracing the Smart Casual


The ultimate not too dressy not too casual alternative, if you’re a guy who enjoys looking great whilst feeling comfortable this bit for you. Opt for a plain t-shirt and a slim pair of chinos, I recommend sticking to block colours to avoid looking too casual, colours like beige, grey or black will work perfectly. A pair of loafers or clean trainers will be essential, making sure your shoes are clean will ensure a neat look whilst still maintaining the smart casual attire. Throw on a warm jumper or an overcoat to complete your outfit.


Having trouble rocking a t-shirt? Pull out your favourite smart shirt and match with some slim fit jeans in black or light blue. This will create the desirable smart casual look for the modern day man. This outfit would look great with a pair of leather Chelsea boots or suede desert boots. Feeling a bit chilly? Wrap up with a trucker jacket or a parka jacket.


Laidback Luke


So your party isn’t really even a party, it’s more of an excuse to get boozy with your mates and that’s completely fine but you can’t roll up in the top you woke up in now, can you? So let’s get creative. Opt for a long sleeved polo and light blue jeans for a comfortable fit. Find a pair of comfortable and breathable trainers. Don’t forget to bring a Harrington jacket to keep yourself toasty on your night out!


Always remember every event is different so make sure your dress code is suited perfectly to it so you don’t stick out like a sore thumb! It’s common courtesy to be on your best behaviour whilst having fun.


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