Dressing Up: Finishing Touches for Any Evening Party
‘Tis the Season…
With the holidays around the corner, there’s sure to be a flood of e-vites hitting your inbox, and whether it’s for a working dinner or a weekend romance, you’ll need to be ready with an arsenal of accessories to complete any look. With Fall Fashion Week behind us, there are plenty of hot, new trends to explore, as well as glamorous twists on some familiar classics. From Paris to New York to Australia, this collection of heels, jewelry, totes, and clutches will have you stepping out in style, no matter what the occasion.
The Cocktail Party
Celebrations of all kinds come with a cocktail hour, a time to mingle and mix with friends new and old, drink in one hand, rose gold clutch in the other. Yes, only Oroton womens bags will do for this Fall trend list, and their Avalon soft fold wallet brings a touch of glam without weighing you down. InStyle’s October shoe trend wrap-up lists glitter boots and slingback heels as contenders, but it’s the feathery black Manolo ankle boots (complete with stiletto heel) that will be a must-have for your cocktail-party closet. Finish it off with a light, slinky cuff bracelet like the one snagging the #3 spot in Rank and Style.
The White Party
When you think summer (as it is about to be in Australia), you think tan skin glowing in the sunset against pristine cotton cutouts, flowing chiffon, and statement accessories to make your outfit really pop. But whether you’re gearing up for the warm weather down under or a winter wonderland of snowflake balls, the Australian luxury brand Oroton strikes again with its Estate box clutch, in white. For footwear, we turn to New York, where Elle’s expert eye picked up on a pair of white-and-silver slingbacks with beaded metallic accents so you will sparkle in the moonlight with every step. Pair with a collar necklace or chandelier-style earrings to be perfectly on-trend.
A Black-Tie Affair
On the opposite end of the color spectrum, we have that evening of elegance all fashion-forward women look for on their calendar, where they can show off their most sophisticated and glamorous pieces. Sparkling embellishments are the hottest addition to any accessory right now, and a pair jewel-encrusted black pumps like the ones in Elle’s trend report will draw every eye your way when you enter the room. Complete this timeless look with Oroton’s slim and chic Maison travel clutch and a pair of understated but fabulous crystal faceted hoop earrings from Mango, as seen on Rank and Style’s top ten list for 2017’s best jewelry trends.
The Office Mixer
When it comes to office parties big and small, you need to be looking your best without looking too uptight; you aren’t actually at work, but it is an opportunity to network with colleagues and executives you might otherwise never see. As such, you’ll need plenty of room for those business cards – and of course your makeup – and Oroton has you covered with their Forte mini clutch in deep blue with croc-skin texturing. It says you’re professional and stylish, without you having to put in any extra work. Ann Taylor’s navy-blue floral fabric statement earrings are a perfect match and add a feminine flourish. Not to be forgotten, every high-powered woman needs a pair of kitten heels. J-Crew’s funky pink-and-black mules, shown this month on InStyle.com, are sure to make you stand out from the crowd.
The Dinner Meeting
For more serious office soirees, like the working dinner or dinner meeting, you’ll need to summon your inner boss lady with a magnificent Oroton tote like the Getty 1/50 Limited in rich Juniper. This leather and suede limited edition flap-over tote with light gold eyelet detailing and hardware is perfect for keeping it practical and professional, with just the right amount of diva flair to let them really know who’s boss. Patent leather stilettos with edgy details like a belt-buckle clasp (see Monse in Elle) is a sharp twist on a classic look, and will have you radiating power with every step you take. Balance out your suit or blazer with a double-stranded, relaxed-fit necklace with pearlescent details like the one in Rank and Style and you’re the essence of success. Go get ‘em!
Date Night Fun
Every fashionista needs to get sultry sometime, and what better occasion than date night with the hubby, boyfriend, or beau? Mini bags are here to stay, and the Empire mini satchel from Oroton in radiant red snakeskin sets the tone for an intimate evening. The braided metallic strap and tassel detail give it a flirtatious finish, and as a limited piece, you can be confident knowing it’s the hottest bag in the room. Speaking of heat, this smoldering look wouldn’t be complete without some red velvet lace-up booties like Jonathan Simkhai’s, featured in Elle.
Girls Night Out
When it comes to girls’ nights, you can of course keep it simple – you’re among friends, after all. But where’s the fun in that? Bring out your inner diva with an electric pink Estate mini envelope from Oroton, paired with fabulous tassel earrings Rank and Style named the #5 jewelry trend this fall. If you really wanna get your tassel on, check out Elle again for Marchesa’s coppery green sandals. Fresh off the runway with a bamboo-inspired stiletto heel, they’re perfect for your ladies-only weekend getaway or a night on the town.
…But Who Needs a Reason?
Every season brings its own list of dinner parties, weddings, galas, and get-togethers, but a true fashionista doesn’t need a special occasion to bring her A-game. Oroton’s great handbags, along with these other great accessories, are tailor-made so you can be on-point and en-vogue for every imaginable situation. No matter what the evening brings, with this cache of stylish treasures, you’ll be ready for dinner, drinks, and dancing through the night – and anything else that comes your way.