We’ve had our fair share of minimalistic style, but the AW16 catwalks embraced maximalism on their catwalks. With power trumpet sleeves, striking shoulders, self-indulgent fabrics, it would seem we’re stepping into the New Year with some show stopping style.

As the year draws to a close (thank god) it’s parties, parties and more parties. And after 2016 being a pretty crap year – with the exception of graduation, I’m definitely celebrating closing this chapter.

With parties, family gatherings, quick drinks and basically every occasional celebration you can think of, assembling a whole new outfit each time is ming boggling, and not to mention leaving some serious dents in the bank account. We all want that one wardrobe wonder we can pull out, throw on, and be ready to roll.

The little black dress is getting a bit boring now. In fact, it’s time to ditch the dresses for party season this year, shake it up a bit and start the new year with something refreshingly bold and different.

Whether you need to go from desk to dancefloor for an after-work Christmas party or you want a simple but statement look to rock this season, get a blazer. More specifically, get an embellished blazer.

Lots of love,