Can’t face trawling through the packed mall to pick up a new dress for your upcoming festive parties, but don’t want to wear boring old black again? There’s no need to despair – we’ve found the perfect solution.
You can easily update any outfit in a flash with a few clever party accessories. Whether it’s some eye-catching statement jewellery or the shoes that will help you walk tall all evening, you can make your trusty, flattering LBD look new again in an instant, and no one will even know it’s the same one you wore last year!
The right accessory can totally transform your look, taking a dress or outfit from drab to fab in an instant. It’s also a great trick for going from day to night (or work to cocktails) without having to change your whole outfit. Simply add a sparkling necklace or some stylish earrings, reapply your lipstick and voila – you’re ready for an evening out.
Woolworths, Pearl Open Ring, R69
Spend a little to get a lot with the help of these rings. Stacked rings make an instant statement, and it’s one of the easiest ways to instantly make an outfit feel more party-ready. Just don’t forget the manicure!
Mimco, Metallic Bag, R1 600
They won’t believe you when you say that this designer-looking bag from Mimco came in at under R2 000. Perfect to add a vintage feel to a simple outfit if you’re heading straight out after work, or go all out and embrace the art deco trend with a flapper dress. However you wear it, you’re guaranteed to get compliments from everyone.
Woolworths Collar Fringe Necklace, R180
We love this genius way of turning a simple outfit into something completely different. Just attach this Woolworths collar Fringe Necklace to your LBD for an edgy evening look in an instant. The embellishment makes it perfect for all of those upcoming festive soirees, and all for the bargain price of R180!
Next, Black &Gold Leaf Necklace, R265
The easiest and quickest way to make an outfit party-ready? With a head-turning statement necklace, of course! This offering from Next will inject some colour into an otherwise boring outfit, and will give you the boost you need to dance the night away!
Woolworths Pearl String Headband, R69
Don’t forget to get your hair party-ready! If you’re not having a great hair day but need to dress up for drinks, this accessory from Woolworths will be your saviour. Just twist your hair up at the back of your neck, tuck it into the band and pull some strands loose for an instant, glamorous-messy updo.
Topshop Gold Heels, R1 399
Of course, the ultimate party accessory is a pair of killer heels. They’re guaranteed to give you an instant boost – just keep some under your desk, and you’ll never have to suffer after-work drinks in a scruffy outfit again. We love this gold pair from Topshop – perfect for the festive season.
Witchery Double Crystal Cube Earrings, R299
Cube earrings are a great way to adorn your ears in style. Go for a classic black and silver pair, like these ones from Witchery, and they’ll match with the majority of your wardrobe. Wear your hair up to really show them off, and add some glamour to a simple outfit.
Witchery Evelyn Metal Plate Belt, R399
The perfect way to give an LBD a new lease of life is with a belt, like this gorgeous one from Witchery. It’ll make your trusty dress look completely different, and of course has the added benefit of pulling you in at the waist.
Trenery Crystal Tier Necklace, R899
Go dark and mysterious with the help of this sunning necklace. The clever detailing means eyes will automatically be drawn to it – great if you’re not feeling confident about your outfit. No-one will ever guess it isn’t designer.
Colette by Colette Hayman, Lips Clutch, R399
The ultimate party accessory, a Colette by Colette Hayman Lips Clutch is worth splashing out on. We love this metallic red version – perfect for party season, and versatile enough to go with most of your existing wardrobe.