The Guest Edit
Stylist and writer Karina Marriott shares her cool party picks
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Lucy Scott,-Senior Editor

Expect silver, sequins and a trouser suit you’ll want to wear all year around

Karina Marriott is better known to her fans as @styleidealist. A stylist and writer, she helps her 80,000-plus followers rediscover and redefine their style no matter what their budget or shape.

As we head into party season, Karina has curated a wardrobe edit of super cool party pieces that’ll see you through every occasion from casual work drinks to date night to a swanky dinner with family or friends. 

‘There’s nothing like candy colours to brighten up a dull and grey day. A knit dress is my go-to during winter and this Olivia Rubin maxi one is such a mood-booster.’ 

‘Turning a nice top and trousers up a notch for Christmas is easy with a sequin vest. It’s really versatile and can be styled with jeans, trousers or skirts.’ 

‘Accessorising is just as important as the main outfit. This feather bag gives me major Carrie Bradshaw vibes for a Christmasssy date night out.’ 

’A classic black blazer is a non-negotiable for a capsule wardrobe. I love how you can wear this tux jacket separately to the matching trousers to elevate skirts and dresses.’

‘If the silver trend doesn’t feel very you, you can always dabble in it with your accessories. These excellent Sam Edelman court shoes are a great place to start.’

‘I can see why these are selling like hotcakes! Tux trousers are a party staple all year round and the fit of these is amazing if you’re on the curvier side like me.’

‘I love the structure and texture of this Mint Velvet dress. It’s a real nod to the soft gothic trend yet will act as a classic LBD for your wardrobe and never go out of style.’ 

‘I can’t get enough of silver trousers this season and I love that they can be dressed up or down to suit whatever party you’re attending.’ 

‘I’m a magpie for metallics and greys right now and this classic tailored coat from Mango is guaranteed to elevate all your outfits. ’

‘If you want to turn heads and be told “you smell amazing”, just spritz a few pumps of this Giorgio Armani perfume. It’s perfect for this time of year.’ 

‘My dress rules: the puffier the better. Sister Jane is one of my favourite brands for exceptional occasion dresses and I’ve got my eye firmly on this floral jacquard midi.’

‘These shell and pearl drop earrings tick all the boxes for the finishing touch to an outfit. They’re fun and glam at the same time.’

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