Style by Claire Lopez

Jeans and a nice top…

Do you remember those days? When that’s all you really ever wore for a night out. Now there’s so much more to choose from but with Arcadia being the latest retail group to go into administration – a former behemoth of the high street and where I started out my buying career – I’m feeling rather nostalgic for days gone by and thought that for a slightly lower key Christmas, that might be exactly what you’re after…

Whether you want something to jazz up your jeans or for your leather joggers, there’s something for everyone, from bling to a more low key approach to Christmas.

Sparkle-tastic numbers 

Sequin Blouse £29.99 Zara 

Oh yes please – exactly the right sort of laid-back glamour. Totally Kate Moss in a good way.

Sequin Sleeveless Top £12.99 H&M

This comes in gold, rose gold and black but hurry as there’s little stock left in many sizes.

Sequinned Top £17.99 H&M

Or for more coverage go for the simple t-shirt style which also comes in the same colours.

Sequin Long Sleeve Top £75 Whistles 

Devere Sequin Velvet Top £69 Hush

Time for Texture 

Velvet Nelly Shell Top £59 Whistles 

Their best selling style in velvet. Simple.

Velvet Frill T-shirt £35 Whistles

I have a very similar style from Mango that is several seasons old and which has been a party staple for me.

Lace and Frill Neck Blouse £55 Oliver Bonas

Limona Blouse £85 Sezane

Christmas doesn’t have to be about black and sparkle – a bit of light relief is also nice.


Pretty Blouses and Tops 

Chloe Polka Dot Blouse £65 Hush

Clearly this blouse is not just for Christmas – a complete wardrobe staple that you can just as easily wear with jeans as with tailoring for when you’re back in the office.

Charlotte Blouse £58 White Coco

Collars are big this season FYI.

Filia Shirt £65 Hush

A subtle sparkle with glittery polka dots on a chiffon.

Victoria Blouse £70 White Coco

A gorgeous blouse that comes in khaki and champagne as well as this bluey-teal.

Violette Star Blouse £69 Hush

Stars always look good for the day and night.

Leopoldine Blouse £90 Sezane

The drama is in the sleeve and all you need is some statement earrings or a necklace. Also in cream.


Paloma Top £65 Sezane

You can never go too far wrong with a simple cami top.

Lucie Top £75 Sezane

Both of these are silk. Go big on the jewellery when you’ve got a simple style top.

So which one of these tops is for you?

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