How to Style your Knitwear for Party Season
Knitwear isn’t just for keeping cosy during the day – you can dress up your knitwear for evening wear over the party season, ensuring that you stay warm while looking stylish. Even the most casual knit can be dressed up when paired with silk or sequins, but some of our sweaters and cardigans were designed to effortlessly take you from day to night. Whether you’re planning your outfit for Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, festive dinner parties or Christmas parties, read on for our suggestions.
The contemporary boxy silhouette and effortless style of our Maud sweater makes it perfectly suited for both day or night. The emerald green or black colours are particularly well suited for evening wear, punctuated with flecks of vibrant tweeds for an extra special touch. For a simple dinner or drinks, this sweater looks stylish simply paired with your favourite jeans, but for a more formal occasion, layer over a silk skirt or dress for an elegant contrast of textures. Add a pair of sparkly socks and heels and you’re ready for your Christmas party!
For Christmas Day or cocktails at a friend’s house, our Leslie sweater in smoulder charcoal or spiced red is ideal. Wear with leather trousers or straight-leg jeans and a pair of ankle boots for a cosy aesthetic that still looks festive. The cuff of a pair of sparkly socks peeking out from the boots is the perfect finishing touch.
If you prefer a more statement knit, our Leyden sweater in vibrant blue features a statement geometric pattern. Style similarly to our model with a pair of bold trousers for a look that is perfect for party season.
Cardigans are a great, versatile alternative to sweaters for keeping warm during the winter party season, as you can style them buttoned up or open, depending on what works best with your outfit. Our black Maddis cashmere cardigan is perfect for dressing up, thanks to its contemporary silhouette and elegant design with subtle coloured flecks in the wool. As pictured below, it can be worn buttoned up with a short skirt and boots for a stylish look for work drinks or a gathering with friends, or open over an evening dress for a more formal occasion.
Alternatively, our Alloa cardigan in either rose or Alva cardigan in Hazelnut is a great choice for Christmas Day or a more relaxed party when worn on its own with tailored trousers or a silk skirt, or layered over a spaghetti-strap dress.
A simple way to dress up any outfit for the festive season is with the addition of a pair of our sparkly socks. Available in a variety of designs, styles and colours, they are ideal for adding that extra finishing touch that really elevates your outfit. Our top choices for party season are our Solline socks in red, Serora spiral stripes in ice blue or Selina socks in black – all of which will add a hint of sparkle to your party outfit. Wear with a pair of heels for a more statement look, or with black ankle boots for just a touch of glitter.
Many of our sweaters can be dressed up for evening wear by teaming with a pair of tailored trousers (linen or corduroy work well) or a smart pair of dark denim jeans. For Christmas parties, we recommend opting for a darker colour sweater such as charcoal grey or black, whereas a bright red sweater such as Lunan in spiced red or Ednam in burgundy is a sartorial choice for Christmas Day or dinner parties.
For timeless elegance, choose a slim-fit cashmere sweater such as Mauden in navy or black, layered over a crisp white t-shirt. Alternatively, the stylish v-neck of our Ellon sweater in navy or charcoal instantly adds a touch of elegance to your look. If you wish to wear a print, our Alford brushed wool sweater (available in grey melange or jade) features a contemporary raglan sleeve and can be dressed up with a pair of straight-leg jeans and a pair of brogues or smart boots. Alternatively, a slim-fit roll neck design such as Aden in grey can be effortlessly dressed up for evening attire.
Complete your party outfit with a pair of statement socks that add an element of fun to your look. Our Sigi socks in grey or blue have a contrast coloured cuff and eye-catching zig-zag design, while our Samara merino Argyle socks in grey or blue are perfect for a more formal occasion (the bravest dressers should opt for the lime for a daring splash of colour at their ankle). Alternatively, the Samar colour-blocking diamond design socks in bold orange are the perfect option if you want to show off a pair of stylish socks while also keeping your feet warm and cosy.
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