How to style a leather jacket for a Christmas party (and New Year too)
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that a leather jacket is just for summer weather - your leather jacket is the perfect piece of apparel to be worn all year round, and never more so than for a Christmas or New Year’s Eve party.
But how should you style your leather jacket for a Christmas party? And what should you wear it with for New Year?
Don’t worry, we can help you transition seamlessly from the office to the evening, making sure your leather jacket is the star of the show.
Leather Jacket Christmas Party
The annual dilemma: the Christmas party - should you go classy or party?
First things first, Christmas is the perfect time to upgrade your normally understated look to include some serious shimmer and bling. If you don’t sparkle like a tinsel adorned Christmas tree at this of year, are you even trying to get into the festive mood?
In all seriousness, make sure you have fun with your Christmas party outfit.
If you aren’t sure what the dress code is, you won’t go wrong with a romantic blouse and leather jacket combo. This works for a restaurant dinner, a house party or even impromptu cocktails after work. Wear it with cigarette cut trousers or a high waisted pencil skirt, and throw your leather jacket over the top.
Leather Jacket New Year’s Eve
What to wear on the biggest night of the year? Do you go casual and don your jeans and jumper? Or do you go big, and opt for a blow out party outfit that will not just end the current year with a bang, but will see you well into the new year in style?
One thing that is guaranteed to see you through the night will be your trusted leather jacket. From a light pink real leather jacket that will make a statement no matter what you choose to wear it over, to a classic black round neck real leather jacket, or even a fuschia suede real leather jacket, a leather jacket will make any outfit come alive.
Dress up for New Year’s Eve
Dressing up to ring in the New Year is as old as the tradition of celebrating the New Year itself. And if you’ve been given a leather jacket for Christmas, now is the perfect time to wear it.
Donning your party clothes is a sure fire way to get into the party spirit, adn dressing up definitely elevates your mood, making the event feel even more special, not to mention setting the tone for your year to come.
So what should you wear?
A dress and heels? Jeans and a top? A skirt and blouse? It really depends on where you’re going and who you’re trying to impress (if you’re keen to impress anyone at all that is). And besides, the last thing you want to do is pick an outfit that anyone else is wearing.
Top tips to your NYE outfit
- Check your fabric.
If you’re going to wear a flamboyant fabric, make sure it’s loose. Big loud prints work best when they’re allowed to billow and waft and fall away from your body. Simple fabrics are highlighted best when they show off your silhouette. That doesn’t mean you should wear a fitted dress, not at all. But something simple like velvet should follow the outline of your body.
- Be unique.
Ask friends what they’re wearing so you don’t go as twins. If ever there’s a time to think outside of the box, NYE is it. So try on that silk jumpsuit in a bold colour that you wouldn’t normally wear. Pull on a sequined bodycon dress if you normally wear loose fitting, and don’t forget to bling it up with statement accessories.
- Wear comfortable shoes.
You’re going to be on your feet all evening, so the last thing you want to do is have sore and painful feet early in your evening. The secret here isn’t top wear boring shoes, the secret is platforms or block heels. Not only do these style of shoes give a subtle nod to the retro trend, they also distribute your weight more evenly so don’t put undue pressure on any specific part of your foot.
Leather at Christmas
If you aren’t sure whether your leather jacket will keep you warm this winter season, rest assured, you will be just fine.
Make sure you layer up underneath your favourite leather jacket to stay warm and comfortable as you flit from party to party. If you go for a lined leather jacket the lining will add an extra layer of insulation, making it ideal for a cold winter’s night.
Just remember, every time you get home to take care of your leather jacket, and it will see you through many seasons to come.