I’ve been invited to more that a few Christmas parties this festive season – hic! And, because of my rather empty closet (yep, our things are still in storage), I’ve had to be quite inventive. As, except for the odd investment piece, I really don’t want to be buying lots of new things.
This got the old cogs turning so, along with the other members of Over 40 Collective, a decision was made to rummage around in our wardrobes and put together 7 last minute party outfits either without purchasing anything at all, or doing a last minute shop. Keeping things as simple and effortless as possible.
Now I have to confess, I did purchase the grey cardigan a few weeks ago – what can I say, it called to me. As for everything else I’m wearing, it’s been lurking in my wardrobe for a very long time.
Because most of this outfit has seen it’s fair share of partying on down, I’ve tried to link below to pieces that are similar, or that I really like/covet.
Shop Similar Styles
Jacket – M & S \ Shoes – Matalan \ Trousers – Jasper Conran \ Bag – Daniel Footwear \ Necklace – Gift from Mr Chic \ Top – Dorothy Perkins \ Watch – Gift from Mr Chic
The eagle-eyed will have noticed that I changed into a pair of flats during the shoot. I thought ending the shoot in a pair of flats, next to an abandoned railway, freezing my butt off seemed indicative of a good night out 😂
After seeing what the other ladies of the Over 40 Collective found in their wardrobes or purchased, I’m seriously considering asking them for donations! Just feast your eyes on these last-minute Christmas party outfits:
Michelle (RetroChicMama) teamed an unusual necklace with the softest of dresses. I’ve seen her wear this in the flesh so to speak, and it’s amazing the difference accessories have made to her look.
Ah Lizzy (What Lizzy Loves), she needs nothing more than her megawatt smile to sparkle at any Christmas party. Although that red dress is an absolute show stopper!
Lisa (The Sequinist) sparkles her way through the entire year, but she’s really nailed the Christmas party look with this sequinned dress!
Annette (Lady of Style) always looks super elegant, but this outfit – wow, just wow!
Catherine (Not Dressed As Lamb) has such flair for pulling an outfit together, and this party look is no exception.
Nikki (Midlife Chic) looking stunning in head-to-toe black with a touch of gold sparkle.
I’m always fascinated to see how the other women from The Collective style their looks. I keep checking my Dropbox in eager anticipation of what gems will be sent to me. They certainly inspire me to try new looks, I hope they have inspired you with their 7 last minute Christmas party outfits.