Getting The Most Out Of Your Premium High Street Party Wear

8 4 10 2They don’t call it the festive season for nothing and for many, it is well under way. Diaries are filling up, the mulled wine is bubbling and theres a lot of ladies out there on the never ending hunt for the perfect party outfit.



“How long is it going to hang in my wardrobe unworn and unloved before I admit it was an error of judgement?”



When it comes to spending money on clothing I always tend to go with the cost per wear factor for justification

“How much wear will I get out of this?”

“How diverse is this item?”

“How long is it going to hang in my wardrobe unworn and unloved before I admit it was an error of judgement?”



So with that in mind accessories, shoes and outerwear generally tend to be where I spend the most of my wardrobe budget and party outfits tend to go up on the back burner. In reality though, our party wear is the one thing that we generally really want to really stand out, make a statement and push comfort zones with but there so many events a festivities in the pipe line, for me it isn’t viable to wear a different expensive outfit each time. So I look for runway inspired collections which can be worn a multitude of ways to really get the most out of my wardrobe.

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15Utilise the Premium High Street

The Premium High street changes the game when it comes to finding those special items without spending a fortune. Aside from the Premium high stores there are a number of collections launching. Missguided, whose current Campaign Star is none other than Badie Winkle,  currently have a stunning Premium collection inspired by designers such as Balmain and Herve Leger. Meaning you are able to hone iconic styles and details for a fraction of the price, so all is not lost if you do only wear it for that one event.



Multi Way

But if wearing an item once simply isn’t in your wardrobe vocabulary, you can do some real savvy shopping and opt for items that can be worn a multitude of ways taking this Oh-so-Balmain Blazer dress from Missguided’s current Premium Collection. It can be worn as a statement dress with strappy gladiator heels for a real dressy event, or dressed down slightly and worn as a blazer over leather trousers. Two very wearable outfits in one.



Shop The Sales

A great way to get more for your money is to shop the sales, discounts and outlets of online and highstreet stores regularly to pick up the best items because, I mean, who doesn’t want to get more for their money? Many stores, especially online, have Outlet sections built in to their shopping experience or have regular discount codes for you to utilise for example, Missguided currently have 30% off full price clothing with the code “NAUGHTY30” making this Balmain inspired number a little more appealing.


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  1. ella 18th November 2016 / 12:48 pm

    Love how expensive looking this is and how confident you are in your own style 🙂


  2. Michelle Joseph 18th November 2016 / 12:50 pm

    That blazer is incredible. It doesn’t even look like it came from Missguided. I love it.

    Mich x

  3. Adele 18th November 2016 / 1:24 pm

    Gorgeous look Lydia! I’ll also be sporting my Chanel Jumbo double flap in black with gold hardwear, for the party season as I’m going for a black & gold look.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  4. Sigute 18th November 2016 / 2:32 pm

    Love all the gold detailing <3 Beautiful photos!

  5. Liz 18th November 2016 / 2:38 pm

    So beautiful!! Sinc you became my favorite youtubber Im learning that less is more 🙂 You have a few great items and wear them all the time. Loved this post!

  6. LJ 18th November 2016 / 3:36 pm

    I just spent a tense 10 minutes trying to buy this. The website crashed multiple times… The Lydia effect! I can breathe easy now my order confirmation email has been received 🙂 It’s great to see you do some more affordable items. I love all the high end stuff you do – but it’s out of my price range.

  7. Yara Mel 18th November 2016 / 7:48 pm

    This post was beautiful Lyds! And it is indeed scary to buy something that we might only wear once!

    I hope your falling back in love with blogging!


  8. Julianna 18th November 2016 / 9:03 pm

    As long as you have good accessories – you don’t need expensive clothes. Looks great! 🙂 makes me want to party ( strange feeling )

    Great work!
    Love xxx J

  9. Amanda Florian 19th November 2016 / 3:58 pm

    You look stunning in winter white! I need to get myself a pair of these leather leggings — they are so versatile. Love your nail color as well! xo

  10. Sophie 20th November 2016 / 1:53 pm

    Your style is just on point! Love it so much! And btw you look amazing girl as always! Such an Inspiration! ????????????

  11. Lauren 20th November 2016 / 5:47 pm

    I had to double scroll back up to the top of this post when I read that the trousers were from Missguided!
    Amazing as always xx

  12. Adriana 21st November 2016 / 2:52 pm

    This is such an incredible look! The boots are perfection!

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  13. Lisa Autumn 21st November 2016 / 7:00 pm

    This blazer looks so much more expensive! Well done Lydia!

    I loved the misguided sale and got NINE!!!! dresses for around 120 euros.. OMG!

    xx Lisa

  14. Faye 21st November 2016 / 7:02 pm

    Adore this post!
    Any thoughts on a Holiday/New Years Eve dress shop? Would love to see what options you pull!!

  15. Yasmin 25th November 2016 / 10:59 am

    I absolutely love your outfit. I was literally scrolling back up to see the picture again and again. Great job my dear !

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