1. Keep a glittery foil skirt to hand
If there’s one item you need in your desk drawer this winter, it’s a sparkly pleated midi skirt. Everyone from Topshop to Gucci has done a version – and luckily for you, the new way to wear them is with a slouchy cashmere run-of-the-mill sweater (ie the kind you might have been wearing all day).
2. Have a marabou moment
3. Never underestimate a black ribbon
There are untold possibilities afforded by a length of black grosgrain. Tie it round your neck if you forgot your necklace, knot it round your ponytail if you forgot to wash your hair, attach a brooch and cinch it round your waist as a make-shift belt. See? It’s a shortcut to Kate Bosworth in twenty seconds.
4. Don’t forget the fluffy shoes
Following in the Marabou vein – what could be more party perfect than a pair of fluffy shoes? Stash them in your filing cabinet for a last minute fix. Everyone will be so busy oggling your feet that they won’t notice you’re wearing day-old clothes.
5. Bring back blue
Dries Van NotenThought blue eyeshadow was a bit Princess Margaret? Think again. A slick of blue glitter will put you ahead of the pack on spring beauty trends and ensure you can make eyes at the party.
6. Slot in sequins
Black trousers or jeans get an instant update courtesy of a black sequinned party top. Pile on multiple gold chains for extra points.
7. Just add metallic heels
We’re pretty sure you’ve got at least 5 pairs of shoes under your desk. Make sure at least one of them is a pair of metallic mules – the easiest way to take your 24/7 dress into evening territory.