We've all been in the situation where we've taken a week (okay, sometimes even three) to plan a single outfit for an anticipated soirée only to find that another guest is wearing exactly the same one. The shock! The horror! The insult! But what if we were to tell you there's a way you can decrease the chances of said situation happening? You would jump at it, of course, because party season is almost here, and no one—unless planned for a strategic twinning Instagram post—wants to turn up wearing the same sequin dress. This is where The Outnet comes in to save us all.
Aside from the obvious benefit of excellent designer pieces at a discounted price, all the items on site are cherry-picked from past seasons, meaning the chances of someone snapping up the same find are less likely.
At a festive shindig in the chic and floral confines of Annabel's in Mayfair, alongside the likes of Millie Mackintosh, Laura Whitmore and influencers including Jessie Bush, Bettina Looney and Lizzie Hadfield, we were treated to a sneak peek of all the best pieces before they hit the virtual rails on The Outnet. Our findings will provide you with a selection of go-to items when you're faced with hundreds and hundreds of sparkly, "look at me" options. You can find the whole range of pieces on The Outnet's Party Edit section (we're talking Dolce and Gabbana heels, Elie Saab velvet gowns and Attico satin slips), but our concise, editor-approved pieces are below.
These are the heels you'll get back out year after year, the bags you'll have unconditional love for and the dresses you'll make one hell of an entrance in. Say hello to party season's VIP guests.
It's Millie's flippy, fabulous dress.
Oh, and these are her shoes.
The detail on this beauty will last a lifetime.
We'll find any excuse to wear this.
Everything party shoes should be.
It also comes in burgundy.
Exclusive to The Outnet, you can wear this over virtually every party dress.
Heaven in a pair of shoes.
Yes to anything sequined.
We dare you to say this isn't the best feather party bag.
Be prepared to wear these on repeat.
It'll look just as cool during the day with a roll-neck and trainers—trust us.
Leopard, embellished and a super-comfy midi heel? Yes, yes and yes.
Everyone can benefit from an LBD.
We heart this.
Because jeans and a "nice" top never fails.
Everyone will ask you where you got these from.
We're dubbing these the perfect pair of party mules.
We guarantee you'll feel like a million dollars in this one.
They also come in six other colours, FYI.
A sequinned midi will see you through party season and beyond.
For the 1980s fans out there.
These'll be your 24/7 earring choice.
Add the Valentino earrings below for a look that's out of this world.
Team with layers of golden jewels.
Kitschy clutch at the ready.
You'll want to wear these with a high-neck lace top and mules for after dark.
Party season is anything but casual. Case in point? Pastel feather cover-ups.
The perfect alternative to a dress.
Oh, do we like party season.