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3 looks for one little black dress- just change your shoes and bags

3 looks with one dress imageArticle by Fabafterfifty

We’re approaching the Christmas party season which is great for socialising with colleagues and friends but causes a slight dilemma when you haven’t got time to go home and change your outfit.  Luckily we’ve come up with a solution and it only involves one dress!  Every woman has a classic black dress like this gorgeous one from Isabella Oliver:

And we’ve searched the Jane Shilton website to find the perfect shoes and handbags that help to transform this dress into the right outfit for three different occasions.

The Casual Daytime Look

If you’re spending a day at the office, meeting up with friends for coffee or doing some last minute Christmas shopping then you can easily create a casual but smart look by accessorising this dress with these knee length ‘Bologna Mid Heel Classic Long Boots’ in tan colour.  These boots are the perfect height to wear all day and are a must for your winter wardrobe. Matched with the grab handle ‘Cardamon Medium Tote Bag’ which also has a cross the body strap for over the shoulder it completes the daytime outfit.  With two generous compartments as well as a zip pocket to keep your make-up essentials and mobile in, it means that you can carry all your must-haves for the day, you will not need to worry about what to take out of your bag!

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The After Work Drinks

When you’re doing some overtime at the office and you get invited out for some mulled wine at the local wine bar with a few girls from work, you can swap your bag over to the ‘Paprika Medium Kelly Tote’ in purple which will turn your outfit into a stylish one.  The bag has a glamorous crocodile print so you won’t feel like you’re too casual for the wine bar.  In order to create the full ‘after work drinks’ outfit include the ‘Emilia Special Occasion Two Tone Mid Heel Bow Court’ in black, the suede and patent leather with the bow detail give the outfit a touch of elegance and sophistication.

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The Christmas Party

The Christmas party is the best time to glam your little black dress up with the ‘Crystal Mini Shoulder Bag’ in black. This handbag comes with a chain handle which means you have the option to carry it by hand as a clutch or wear it over the shoulder. The flapover clutch bag is on trend and the metallic rectangular detail stands out enough to make it dressy.  This mini bag is in fact quite spacious for a clutch which means you will be able to transfer your evening essentials quite easily from your day handbag.  The metallic detail on the bag also matches quite well with the ‘Perugia Special Occasion High Heel Court’ which takes the outfit from day to evening perfectly.  The shimmering metallic print of the shoe adds a bit of sparkle making them just right for the Christmas party.

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It’s amazing how you can wear the same dress for three different occasions and completely alter your look just by changing your shoes and your handbag.  Now you can feel confident with your outfit when you’re flooded with various invites over the Christmas period.  If you’re already prepared for pre Christmas events then maybe it’s just given you some ideas for your Christmas list! All of the handbags and shoes mentioned in this post can be purchased online at www.janeshilton.co.uk as well as in stores like Allders and Pearsons.

For a full list of retailers that stock Jane Shilton products you can use the store locator on their website.


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