The festive season will soon be upon us, bringing a diary full of events to attend and little time to dress for them. The solution? Sophisticated staples with the versatility to take you from day to night – and with the flexibility to create endless outfits.

The festive season will soon be upon us, bringing a diary full of events to attend and little time to dress for them. The solution? Sophisticated staples with the versatility to take you from day to night – and with the flexibility to create endless outfits.

THE SLIP-ON DRESS

Start by choosing a silhouette you'll feel comfortable wearing all day, such as a tunic shape, which can be styled in multiple ways e.g. layered over roll necks or jeans. Then look for details that will elevate it for evenings. Rich colours, textured fabrics and demure necklines all exude after-dark refinement.

THE SMART JACKET

This is the piece that has the power to transform any outfit, instantly. Whether you prefer timeless or contemporary cuts, opt for a jacket that's immaculately tailored in a neutral hue – brown, navy or camel – to increase your options. Because it will lend polish to everything, from work day dresses to knitwear to denim.

THE CHIC TOP

Even the simplest top can have am-to-pm potential, when rendered in a lustrous material, striking print or bold colour. Dramatic touches – pleated sleeves, ruffles and ties – can be discreetly hidden under a jacket or jumper for the office, then stylishly showcased out of hours.

The London Collection by Hobbs London, luxury women's fashion.

8 PIECES,
3 STYLISH OUTFITS

Office appropriate yet perfectly chic for evening, here are three outfits to ensure your wardrobe is always event ready, season after season.

THE FINISHING TOUCHES

Lastly, think accessories. Just a small change to your everyday look – adding statement earrings, heeled shoes or a sweep of lipstick – can make a big impact.

Hobbs London Women's Fashion, Autumn Winter 2019

PARTY STYLE GUIDE

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Hobbs London Women's Fashion, Autumn Winter 2019
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