Whether you take any opportunity to get glammed up or would rather skip your office Christmas party to watch Scrooge, there's no getting away from the fact that party season is upon us. But don't just take our word for it—look at the shops.
It appears that little fashion fairies were working overtime last night, for when we commenced our daily scout of various new-in sections this morning, we realised impressive party collections had landed at our favourite affordable fashion haunts. Namely at Zara, Topshop and H&M.
From Topshop's quiet launch of its collaboration with '80s fashion powerhouse Halpern to Zara's latest dose of high-octane separates and accessories, there are almost too many sparkly, spangly things to choose from.
Which is why we took it upon ourselves to sift through the sequins and satin to bring you the very best party pieces from all three stores. Keep scrolling, and you'll soon find yourself googling the nearest disco…
If you buy one thing from Topshop's Halpern collaboration, make it this.
Wear this blazer post party with cropped kick-flares, a white button-down blouse and black loafers.
Tuck in a silk camisole and you're done.
Use this top to jazz up everything from leather skirts to boyfriend jeans.
These mules look so much more expensive. In that case, we'll take the red pair, too.
It wouldn't be party season without a statement sequinned skirt.
You'll wear this classic jumpsuit for countless party seasons to come.
Even if you're only wearing your outfit for a split second, ensure your outerwear is just as gorgeous as what's underneath. This tie-waist leopard coat will cut it.
If you don't do sparkle, this brushed satin dress will fill the glamorous void.
This will look incredibly chic paired with black cigarette trousers and a cream tuxedo jacket.
Offset the short hemline by wearing this skirt with bejewelled flat shoes.
Featuring a beautiful tie at the base of the neck, this dress is understated elegance at its best.
Stand out for all the right reasons in this crimson suit.
How these heels are still in stock is beyond us.
Easily the best value slip dress you'll come across this party period.
Update last year's LBD with a pair of showstopping earrings.
With a bag this beautiful, you can get away with putting minimal effort into the rest of your ensemble.
Play to the retro vibe of this short jumpsuit by styling it with velvet platforms.
Just one of the fabulous party-shoe options Zara has to offer.
Downplay the sequins by wearing this skirt with a roll-neck in a similar red hue.
Follow the style set's lead and wear this top with leather trousers and barely there sandals.
Snap up the matching blazer to make getting party-ready even quicker.
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