I love dressing up. I love that clothes can make you whoever you want to be for the day or night, so that's why flipping between chic dresses to cool-girl suits appeals so strongly to me. And when invites start flooding your inbox, it helps to have an arsenal of styles ready to go so you don't get tagged in the same LBD over and over (#socialsuicide)
Plus there's something inexplicably sexy about a suit - it's all in the subtleties of it. Filtered in midnight black velvet (ticking a huge AW16 trend box), Dorothy Perkins' loosely-tailored two-piece has this louche, fluid, laid-back sultry vibe which is just perfect for party season. It shows that you care, but not too much. Consider it the cooler, sexier, more nonchalant sister who has a bit of an attitude after a couple of espresso martinis to the standard party dress.
Oh this thing? I just threw it on...
But if you can't say no to a bit of glitz, an onslaught of sparkling accessories will amplify this suit. A twinkling embellished clutch amps up the feminine factor, whilst glittering Cinderella-style shoes give a fairy tale finish without the whole leaving your shoe on a step/getting your ass saved by a prince BS.
All items c/o of Dorothy Perkins, with monetary compensation made for the creation of this post