The High-Low Party Outfits I'm Loving This Winter

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From chatting to friends and colleagues, it's become clear to me that after a long 18 months of sequin-free dressing, many of us are keen to get glammed up for party season. Of course, this will manifest in different ways for different people. For some, it will be going all out with a minidress and statement accessories. For others, it will simply be putting on heels for the first time in over a year. Personally, I've loved the unexpected "high-low" approach that has been cropping up on Instagram recently, which has seen fashion lovers pairing traditionally casual styles with unmistakably party-ready buys.

I'm talking about sequinned tops with jeans, frothy frocks with track-sole boots and fancy midi skirts with logo tees. It speaks to my personal desire to want to feel comfy in a party outfit while still looking dressy, and I also enjoy the eclectic aesthetic that comes from mixing fashion genres. So before you dismiss this idea, allow me to show you six high-low party outfits that just might change your mind. Scroll down to see what I found.

Slip Dress + Blazer + Chunky Boots

Style Notes: Give your slip dress greater longevity by styling it with chunky boots and an oversized blazer. Cool-girl party dressing at its best.

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Reiss Tuxedo Single Breasted Blazer (£250)

Reformation Cher Floral-Print Silk-Satin Mini Dress (£198)

Church's Alexandra T Rois Calf Lace-Up Boot Black (£790)

Logo T-Shirt + Party Skirt

Style Notes: You wouldn't think that a floor-skimming dress would complement a logo tee, but it really does. Just add colour-pop accessories à la Abi Marvel.

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Ganni Living on Uranus T-Shirt (£95)

Ganni Shiny Jacquard Strap Dress (£205)

Bottega Veneta Stretch 90 Red Leather Thong Sandals (£655)

Fancy Top + Trousers + Trainers

Style Notes: I love the dramatic bow on this Cecilie Bahnsen top, especially when it's balanced out with a pair of tailored trousers and high-top sneakers.

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Cecilie Bahnsen Jolene Waist-Sash Quilted-Satin Midi Top (£2000)

Arket Tailored Wool Trousers (£89)

Nike Dunk Hi Rebel Leather High-Top Sneakers (£105)

Party Top + Trackies

Style Notes: This look might not be for everyone, but Pernille Rosenkilde makes a very good case for pairing a cute puff-sleeved top with trackie bottoms.

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Self-Portrait Puff-Sleeve Peplum Checked Taffeta Top (£250)

Swarovski Millenia Hoop Earrings, Triangle Swarovski Zirconia, White, Rhodium Plated (£145)

Adidas Firebird Tracksuit Bottoms (£43)

Party Skirt + Bomber Jacket

Style Notes: Get ahead of the crowd with an S/S 22 oversized bomber and style it with a smart skirt and heels this party season.

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Vetements Reversible Oversized Padded Bomber Jacket (£2020)

Boden Rachael Skirt (£150)

Zara Heeled Shoes With Rhinestones and Straps (£60)

Statement Top + Jeans

Style Notes: The nice-top-and-jeans pairing is an oldie but a goodie. This season's interpretation is all about the mesh top, wide-leg denim and feathered heels.

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Warehouse Printed Mesh Funnel Neck Top (£26)

Karen Millen Seamed Wide Leg Jean (£52)

Jimmy Choo Heels (£575)

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