The high season of endless party invitations is upon us, and naturally a full social calendar coincides with a pressing sartorial need for festive dressing inspiration. Luckily for us, Jimmy Choo provided all the outfit insight a girl could want with a breathtaking photo shoot at La Mamounia in Marrakech, featuring some of your favorite bloggers in party outfits for every occasion. From Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage wearing a red lace confection accessorized with the ultimate statement clutch to an edgy velvet suit paired with show-stopping blue heels on Andy Torres of Style Scrapbook, scroll down for 16 truly stunning outfits that will make you want to banish your routine party look to the back of your closet.
Hair: Maria Kovacs for Tigi
Make-Up: Jane Richardson for NARS
Shot on location at La Mamounia, Marrakech
Party Tip: “Keep in mind not to divert too much from your own style. Put me in a skin-tight dress, and it terrifies me. But put me in a flowy, yellow dress with pom-poms on it, and I’ll be as happy as Larry.” –Candice Lake
On Lake: Issa Suzanna Plisse Silk-Blend Poncho ($650); Jimmy Choo Cloud Crystals and Acid Yellow Jewelled Embroidered Suede Clutch Bag ($2,895); Jimmy Choo Genoa Gold Embossed Mirror Leather Pointy Toe Sling Backs ($475); Sportsmax belt.
Favorite Jimmy Choo Memory: “I recently got married, and someone said, ‘What are you going to wear?’ and I said, ‘Well, Jimmy Choo, of course.’ It wasn’t even a second thought. I just thought it was an obvious statement that of course you wear Jimmy Choo at your wedding. I went to the Jimmy Choo on Strand Sloane Street and had the full experience. I remember feeling like this is exactly what you’re supposed to do for your wedding. I ended up taking two pairs because I couldn’t decide, and I ended up doing an outfit change because of it. I said to Alberta [Ferretti], ‘Oh, I need another dress, because I have another pair of shoes.’ So really the shoes were a big part of it.” –Candice Lake
On Lake: Alessandra Rich dress; Jimmy Choo Ava Emerald Python with Stone Embellishment Clutch Bag ($3,250); Jimmy Choo Madison Emerald Karung with Semi-Precious Stones Sandals ($4,600).
Party Tip: “At fashion parties people love to look like they’re not trying too hard. I think there’s something about having your makeup done perfectly, and your hair just looking a bit undone, and then just throwing on a great shoe that makes the outfit.” –Camille Charrière of Camille Over the Rainbow
On Charrière: Chloe top and skirt; Jimmy Choo Paige Jet Suede with Crystals, Printed Leather, and Organza Sandals ($4,600).
Favorite Jimmy Choo Memory: “At my first fashion week, I wore a white tote by Jimmy Choo with baggy leather pants and a really colorful coat. Honestly it’s one of the favorite outfits I’ve ever worn; so simple.” –Camille Charrière of Camille Over the Rainbow
On Charrière: Acne dress; Jimmy Choo Zadie Roccia Hardwick Snake Cross Body Bag ($1,625); Jimmy Choo Abel Silver Mirror Leather Pointy Toe Pumps ($675).
Party Tip: “Bring a disposable camera. I think if you’re shooting on a disposable, everybody gets automatically Photoshopped with the cheesy flash, and nobody looks as drunk.” –Zanita Whittington
On Whittington: Model's own top; Temperley London Long Palais Skirt ($695); Jimmy Choo Cloud Gold Metal Cage Clutch Bag ($1,550); Jimmy Choo Genoa Geranium Neon Patent Leather Point Toe Sling Backs ($475).
Favorite Jimmy Choo Memory: “I love when I wear Jimmy Choos because they have a lot of options for that kind of duality in your wardrobe. There’s the sexy-sexy shoes, and there’s the really chic, practical shoes, as well.” –Zanita Whittington
On Whittington: Issa Appliqued Silk-blend Jersey Maxi Dress ($1,250); Jimmy Choo Lance Gold Mirror Leather Sandals ($850).
Party Tip: “I think velvet is very cliché for Christmastime, but I think if you wear it right, it can look very cool. If I wear a suit, for example, I like to make it a bit more sexy, so I pair it with a lace bodysuit, and it’s literally lingerie, but pairing it with something very masculine gives it contrast.” –Andy Torres of Style Scrapbook
On Torres: Model's own suit; Jimmy Choo Ava Baguette Crystal Embroidered and Black Satin and Stingray Clutch Bag ($4,295); Jimmy Choo Jynx Sapphire Glitter Patent with Embroidery and Stones Pointy Toe Pumps ($4,600).
Favorite Jimmy Choo Memory: “It’s hard for me to find boots that are a bit higher than my knee, because I have really long legs, but I found the perfect Jimmy Choo boots. I wore them to Paris Fashion Week. I got stopped 10 times on the street from people asking, ‘Where are those boots from?’” –Andy Torres of Style Scrapbook
On Torres: Tibi Halcyon Metallic Strapless Taffeta Jumpsuit ($695); Jimmy Choo Ice Cube Crystal Studded Acrylic Clutch Bag ($1,995); Jimmy Choo Abel Black Coarse Glitter Pointy Toe Pumps ($625); Sportsmax belt.
Party Tip: “Definitely wear a pair of flats or bring a pair in your bag, if your bag is big enough. I believe you have to be comfortable. You can’t really wear something that’s just good for a picture.” –Gala Gonzalez of Amlul
On Gonzalez: Model's own dress; Jimmy Choo Carrie Black Soft Washed Leather Multi-Functional Clutch Bag ($1,375); Jimmy Choo Gala Black Patent Leather Pointy Toe Flats with Bow ($595).
Favorite Jimmy Choo Memory: “Jimmy Choo is one of these big brands that makes me think about my first pair of heels. You always think, ‘The day I get married I’m going to wear a white dress with Jimmy Choos, custom-made.’” –Gala Gonzalez of Amlul
On Gonzalez: Temperley London Crivelli Stripe Top ($2,190) and Crivelli Embellished Embroidered Silk-Organza Maxi Skirt ($4,255); Jimmy Choo Rebel Black Smooth Leather Cross Body Bag ($1,175); Jimmy Choo Gala Black Patent Leather Pointy Toe Flats with Bow ($595).
Party Tip: “I like an unbuttoned blouse, really, really unbuttoned, like all the way, showing a lacy bra. Or button it all the way up, and if that’s the case, I roll up the sleeves. I like to balance out showing a little bit of skin.” –Hedvig Opshaug of The Northern Light
On Opshaug: Erdem Juliana Embellished Silk-Blend Mini Dress ($7,920); Jimmy Choo Cayla Black Shimmer Suede with Crystal Flap Clutch Bag ($1,875); Jimmy Choo Alana Black Suede Sandals ($750).
Favorite Jimmy Choo Memory: “I remember my first pair of Jimmy Choo shoes. I was street shooting a lot of people at the time, and after I saw the editor of Paris Vogue and Emmanuelle Alt wearing these black heels, I thought, ‘Where are those shoes from that I see everyone wearing?’ I did my research, and found out they were Jimmy Choo. I was five months pregnant at the time, and I just walked straight into the Jimmy Choo store in Paris, and I bought them, the Agnes Black Suede Pointy Toe Pumps ($595).” –Hedvig Opshaug of The Northern Light
On Opshaug: Temperley London Cruz Paneled Lace Gown ($2,650); Jimmy Choo Ava Mirto Rabbit Fur and Python Clutch Bag ($1,450); Jimmy Choo Anouk Black Patent Leather Pointy Toe Pumps ($595).
Party Tip: “Stick to something in a really nice, beautiful, shiny fabric, not sequins or anything. Don’t look too glammy, it’s not cool.” –Lainy Hedaya of Haute Inhabit
On Hedaya: Erdem Anouk Crystal-embellished Shearling Coat ($8,895); Model's own dress; Jimmy Choo Cloud Gold Woven Metal Cage Clutch Bag ($1,625); Jimmy Choo Mardi Black Patent and White Textured Leather Brogues ($795).
Favorite Jimmy Choo Memory: “I have a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes that I bought solely for the fact that they are the most beautiful, open-toe snakeskin black heels. They’re just magnificent, and I tried them on for 30 seconds at Saks, and I bought them right away. A couple of weeks later I tried them on, and they didn’t fit and were really small. I love them so much, I can’t even give them away, so they’re just kind of sitting in my house, but it’s a pretty reminder to never buy shoes without walking a mile in them first!” –Lainy Hedaya of Haute Inhabit
On Hedaya: Bottega Veneta dress; Jimmy Choo Harissa Black Suede and Anthracite Mirror Leather Pointy Toe Pumps ($695).
Party Tip: “Your party clutch should have loose hair ties, bobby pins, lip balm, and an external phone charger. I just live with my external charger.” –Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage
On Stein: Alice by Temperley dress; Jimmy Choo Mini Charm Citrine Multi Crystal Encrusted Metal Clutch Bag ($4,050); Jimmy Choo Anouk Red Suede Pointy Toe Pumps ($595).
Favorite Jimmy Choo Memory: “My fondest memory would be when I got my first Jimmy Choo bag. It was really my mum’s—I was so excited too, but seeing my mum physically have an aneurism, saying, ‘This is Jimmy Choo.’ I’m from Thuringowa Central, Australia, and we don’t have Jimmy Choo stores or anything like that, so it was a pivotal moment.” –Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage
On Stein: Temperley London Merida Quilted Printed Silk-blend Chiffon Dress ($2,250); Jimmy Choo Candy Aegean Crystal Effect Glitter Acrylic Clutch Bag ($725); Jimmy Choo Lottie Evergreen Glossy Elaphe Sandals ($975); Shourouk Luna Comet Gold-plated Swarovski Clip Earrings ($975).
What's your go-to outfit for the holiday season? Let us know in the comments below!
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