Ah, December, the party season! Decorative hors d’oeuvres, Beyonce playlists, slipping on ice and falling on sidewalks, it’s truly the pinnacle time of year. However, all of these various parties and occasions call for a variety of appropriate looks, three of which I’ve catalogued here for you.
Wearing all black can work in any situation. I grabbed my black bomber, black tee and tweed skirt for this late-night party look, versatile enough for an unexpected change of venue.
Wear this look if: the party is unorganized and plans are up in the air, and you want to make a mysterious impression. Or if you don’t love the hostess and want to act all underwhelmed and Effy Stonem.*
This winter coat is light enough to wear inside, but will definitely keep you warm outside. And it’s intricate enough that you don’t need to accessorize.
Wear this look if: you’re going to a dinner party with the ‘rents (it’s quite sophisticated) or you’re having a cozy movie night in with some pals. Speaking of which, can we all talk about how excited we are for The Sound of Music LIVE!? I will be holding the sing-along party of the millennium.
Bright orange isn’t usually my hue of choice, but everyone can benefit from a mid-winter pop of color! This dress is super comfortable and expressive, except kind of annoying to wear because people keep being like, “Scarlet Johansson is here?! Oh wait… sorry.”
Wear this look if: you’re going to a New Year’s extravaganza, birthday party, or fancy dinner.
Have fun on your party circuit and Godspeed!
*[EDITOR'S NOTE: Hi, friends! Some of you have taken exception to Lily's use of a popular term used by Rookie Mag's Tavi Gevinson (the curious can see a full explanation on Jimmy Fallon), so we've pulled it from her post. Thanks for speaking up and letting us know how you feel—we always love hearing from you.]