The year is coming to an end soon and you know what that means – company dinner & dance, parties and events. And if you’re in a dilemma on what wear, we’ve got you covered. We’ve curated a mini survival guide on go-to stylish pieces to wear to the event. Here’s to looking both (super) chic and professional.

Statement Shoes 

Working with statement shoes can make outfit planning a lot easier; simply pick your clothes, makeup, and accessories around it.  For example, if you’re going for a bright red shoe, wear a red lipstick to keep the colour consistent or pair with a dress in a neutral tone to make the shoe truly pop. Statement shoes are also great for adding a touch of fun to your get-up without looking too informal.

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Satin T-bar pumps, price unavailable, Gucci

This pair, in a vibrant magenta, will add the right amount of girliness to any outfit.

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Tabitha Simons polyester sandal, price unavailable, On Pedder

Inject a dose of vintage charm into your outfit with this stunning polka dot number.

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Polyester pumps, price unavailable, Dries Van Noten

What’s evening wear without velvet? We especially love the bold red and white colour combination.

Amazing Jewellery 

Sure, clothes make up the majority of an outfit. But, it’s the jewellery that you accessorise with that could take the outfit from  0 to 100. This season, go for bold charms to add a glamorous touch to your outfit.

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Silver plated cuff with crystal embellishments, price unavailable, Swarovski

This multi-coloured charm screams “look at me”.

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Silver plated necklace with crystal embellishments, price unavailable, Miu Miu

A luxurious take on the 90’s choker trend, this statement piece will instantly add sophistication and drama to your get-up.

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Plastic earring with polyester tassels, $14.95, H&M

Look glam even on a budget with this pair from H&M.

Cool Pantsuits

Suits are definitely an outfit idea you need to try at your D&D. The hot F/W’17 runway trend has been spotted often on street style stars and even on the likes of Victoria Beckham and Emma Watson – and we totally get why. They look fresh, powerful and are sure to turn heads.

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Yves Saint Laurent Vintage cotton pantsuit, $887, www.farfetch.com

The collarless jacket gives the plush velvet suit a laid back and feminine twist.

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Polyester pantsuit, $162.90, Topshop

Give this slouchy suit an editorial edge by pairing it with a casual t-shirt and sock heels.

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Polyester trousers, $89.90 and polyester jacket, $119, Zara

This oriental-inspired piece will definitely help you stand out from the crowd.

Fun Cocktail Dresses 

Cocktail dresses are a staple for the holiday season, but we’re not talking about the usual LBDs or ruffle dresses. To truly stand out, opt for bold patterns and colours.

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Polyester dress, price unavailable, Balmain

If you liked the iconic fire-catching costumes from The Hunger Games, here’s one you can actually wear in real life.

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Polyester gown with embroidered beads, price unavailable, Alice & Olivia

The gold and black combination is a fail-proof way to look fancy and stylish.

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Paule Ka acetate low-back dress, $3,700, www.farfetch.com

This floral number makes a great statement piece for the feminine girl.

Beautiful Minaudieres

The minaudiere is the ultimate party accessory. They’re light to carry, have a great structure and save you the trouble of digging through your oversized bag to find your things. Here we have three quirky and cool ones that you have to get your hands on.

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Leather clutch with iron handle, price unavailable, Alexander Mcqueen

We’re digging this playful and effortlessly cool number from the British label.

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Faux fur clutch with iron handle,  price unavailable, Jimmy Choo

This furry bag in deep green would stand out against a light-toned outfit.

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Polyester clutch with iron handle, $89.90, Mango

Switch up the usual sparkly minaudiere for this elegant and intricately embroidered one.

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