The wonder of Christmas never fails to delight me. It’s a mixture of embracing old traditions along with discovering new ways to bring the magic, which is the spirit with which I bring you this ‘sophisticated’ party issue.
It’s that time again, when sequins are calling and party outfit planning is on the agenda.
Panic not, I have done the hard work and rounded up the finest looks to lure you.
Dress to impress or how to bring in party season with all the rainbow colors !
LADY IN RED
At Christmas only a red dress will do, especially when it’s Oni Onik’s shimmering mermaid maxi. As diamonds are forever, fall in love with the eternal appeal of the spellbinding jewels and the sparkling black clutch from Le Beau Courally.
If this doesn’t bring joy to the world we don’t know what will.
Shoot in Sologne with actor Herbert Flack – camera Eline Jansen, mua Agnes Denengelsman, styling by Leonie Vandeynze
HERO BUYS … GREEN taffeta & evening mules
Find your party persona!
Prepare for style envy , dazzle after dark in a green taffeta dance-flor-ready dress.
Style tip: This season textiles are elevated and statement silhouettes are both exaggerated and attention grabbing. This is a non negotiable go big or stay home.
Perfect for parties and beyond… a glittering statement shoe is this season’s essential accessory.
Shoes @lolacruz – Dress @Oni Onik
Shoot at Flamant store Antwerp with Valeriya Maltasava
‘THE YELLOW CROWN’
Oni Onik’s red carpet-worthy golden taffeta asymmetric dress is elegant, royal and chic, but the cheeky big bow on the shoulder dials up the glamour a whole other notch.
Liquid golden dress is the ultimate guilty pleasure. Pour yourself in and be a goddess for the night. Just make sure you’re home before the clock strikes midnight.
Dress @Oni Onik – Shoes @Lolacruz
Shoot at Stadsfeestzaal in Antwerp with Valeriya Maltasava
HOT BARBIE PINK
Bows and ruffles have long been a signifier of opulence and designers have doubled down for Aw22. So dare to dandy, it’s time to bring the drama! Go for a flashy color, like this sleek tailored hot fuchsia pink and don’t forget the dazzling details such as the black glitter clutch, luxurious watch and diamond bracelet !
Dress @Oni Onik – Jewellery & watch & bag @Lebeau Courally
Shoot in Sologne for Le Beau Courally & Oni Onik- camera Eline Jansen, mua Agnes Denengelsman, styling by Leonie Vandeynze
BROWN IS THE NEW BLACK
Black tie redefined by Mayerline
This sublime baroque jacquard suit in subtle midnight blue and copper tones looks fragile but is not. There is a little stretch in the fabric so it won’t pull and it can even be machine-washed on a hand wash cycle.
Be seduced by its beautiful material, its perfect fit and beautiful details like the angled, piped flap pockets.
A gadget for years to come, made with the craftsmanship of Mayerline.
Suit @Mayerline – faux fur collar (no label) – Loafer shoes @Wonders
Flamant store Antwerp by Valeriya Maltsava
VERY PERI, c’est quoi ?
Between lavendel blue en purple, that’s the new color ‘very peri’ that will run the fashion show the following seasons.
This slightly fitted suit, in comfort fabric , not only gives structure to your silhouette, it still looks exactly the same at the end of the day as the moment you put it on.
Combine it with camel to orange hues or raspberry pink (also called ‘prune’).
The mini comfort handbag is a limited edition from the French label Just Campagne. Soon available on their webshop with my personal discount code SOPHIE10 you will get 10% off.
Suit @Mayerline (SS23 collection) – Mini Comfort Bag @Justcampagne
Picture credit by Valeriya Maltsava
Wishing you much joy, Sophie
I love your style. I really need to update my style. I am 58.
Thnaks for your message Susan; follow my daily looks on my Instagram page @sophisticatedbox and get inspired.