Party like you mean it
Going out out and nothing to wear? Harvey Nichols has come up trumps this season so here's my wishlist to whet your whistle. Plus win £500 worth of party clobber!
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Party season is upon us and if your trusty LBD is looking a bit threadbare, this one is for you. We’ve got a whopping £500 worth of Harvey Nichols fashion fabulousness for one lucky reader to turbo-charge their going out wardrobe. Christmas has come early, my friends! *Reader Treat is now closed*
When was the last time you had a browse in Harvey Nicks? I’m guessing it might’ve been a while. However the superluxe Knightsbridge shopping palace is well worth reappraising. These days, the store holds an impeccably curated mix of labels, including big hitters, cult gems and upcoming brands. You don’t have to be a gazillionaire to shop there, rather you can pick up a little bit of luxury whatever your budget.
What’s more, once you’re all shopped out you can get the party started with an espresso martini in the Fifth Floor restaurant.
So here are my Top 10 Harvey Nicks picks below (aka my Christmas party wishlist). If this selection whets your whistle, check out our exclusive Muddy Stilettos page on the HN website for more gorgeous buys. Happy shopping!
This dress has got it all going on - it's by cult brand Kitri, it's the colour of the season, it refreshes leopard print and it's in va-va-voom velvet. Boom!
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Hair adornments are a simple way to switch up your look for parties - and a good alternative if you're not into statement earrings or necklaces. Case in point: this Rosie Fortescue rose-gold plated sparkly zig zag.
The cocktail ring
How clever is this? Hotshot London design duo Apples & Figs have created a double ring - those twinkly feathers sit across two fingers. Just make sure those fingers are wrapped around a cocktail at all times.
The luxe lipstick
Tom Ford's make-up line is adored by fashion editors for combining superior quality with glam packaging. And you simply can't go wrong with a classic red lipstick. This one is called Christiano 06 Matte.
Top it off
Just add black jeans, trousers or skirt to this rainbow sequin stripe Free People top and you're ready to rock. It's impossible to have a boring night wearing this spangly little number - fact!
Beloved by beauty editors, Hourglass products perform some kind of voodoo on skin. This blush, bronze and contour palette is no exception. Swirl a bit of this around and they'll all wonder who invited J.Lo to the office party.
Jump for joy
Not keen on shimmer and shine but still want to look festive? This dark teal velvet Jigsaw jumpsuit is just the ticket. Such a flattering cut too.
The cool clutch
I love everything about this Cult Gaia evening bag - the sculptural shape, the tortoiseshell colour, the fact that it's just a little bit different. Don't lose your credit card through the gaps though.
The rock chick earrings
I've already spotted these super-cool Isabel Marant lightning bolts adorning the ears of several fashion editors this season. They're an easy way of giving your party dress a bit of edge.
The dreamiest shoes
I mean, just look at them! I've been pondering a pair of Sophia Webster shoes for a while and these winged wonders may be what it takes to make me commit. Although I might have to frame them rather than wear them.