Party season has once again come around and another year brings even more choice for the Christmas calendar.
Whether you’re a full-on sparkle lover or a low-key dresser we’ve got your covered. But an easy sustainable step you can make this season is to step away from sequins. Quite a few brands are making a move away from using them this season due to the fact they’re not biodegradable. Still love them? Try secondhand to give items a new lease of life, or look for post-consumer recycled options.
Boden is one brand that is driving this initiative – their team tells us, “The festive season has always been synonymous with standing out and shining bright – but not at the expense of the environment. Since 2021 we have permanently removed sequins and glitter as part of our commitment to driving sustainable change within the business. We know that sequins and glitter do drive sales, but we were creative and thought of other ways for us to excite and delight our customers this Christmas.” (And I have included such delights in the round-up below!)
Whistles have also made a sustainability step forward in promoting “Recycled Sequins” this year – “This season we are launching our first pieces with sequins made from post-consumer recycled materials.”
Personally, I will be smartening up a casual jeans and blazer combo with a sparkly accessory and have put some of my favourites below…
Velvet shouts Christmas and this cropped jacket could be dressed up with black trousers and metallic heels for a party, or dressed down with jeans and your slippers for Christmas day.
Sometimes Christmas calls for all-over sparkle to lift our spirits, and Whistles has given us the perfect party piece (with recycled materials!) Wear double sequins for that wow factor or pair down with a chunky knit.
This elevated top is a great addition to your wardrobe for events all year round. Wear it with a full skirt and ankle boots for a winter party or take it on your summer holiday with you next year!
Quite steep in price for a pair of jeans I hear you say… but these diamante covered (another brand that has stepped away from sequins!) wide leg jeans are not only super cool, but in my opinion, a great investment for us more casual party goers to pull out time and time again!
A classic Christmas combination – red and satin (and a great price!) Wear with a t-shirt and blazer or a chunky knit and boots.
Firmly on my Christmas list are these crackle metallic silver trousers. Can be styled up with a heel or I’ll be wearing them with trainers and a cashmere knit.
You can’t go wrong with a velvet blazer. I love how it is worn here, undone and oversized with some statement jewellery. Wear it with the matching trousers if you’re feeling brave (nice and warm too!).