Everyone has a different idea of what the perfect party outfit looks like. After a year of lockdown, many of us fashion magpies will be inexorably drawn towards anything sparkly while others may wish to lean into their newfound love of low-key celebrations. Whatever your chosen approach, making a decision about your outfit remains a tricky one. Well, that's where we come in. This time of year, we like to head to big high-street stores like John Lewis, as they always have the widest selection of brands and styles. And naturally, this season is no different.
From in-house offerings to high-street faves, there's plenty to fall in love with at John Lewis right now. Oh, and there are beauty buys to boot. At the top of our "out-out" list is Hush's sequin midi skirt, which will look so chic when styled with a cashmere knit and heels. We also have our eye on Mango's stunning cut-out black dress, which offers a wearable twist on the "flossing" fashion trend. All it needs is a pair of show-stopping earrings to truly shine.
If staying in is more your thing, then allows us to guide you to the cosy cashmere dresses, gold hoops and silken shirts, all of which are guaranteed to look fab but still feel comfy enough to wear on the sofa. Mango's striped satin blouse is the perfect example of something that will pair perfectly with knitted trousers or leggings yet still feel polished. In terms of beauty, look out for tinted lip balms for an easy way to freshen up your WFH makeup. So whether you have a party coming up or just want to look chic while staying in, scroll down to see and shop our "in-in" and "out-out" edit.