I'm an Editor—4 Foolproof Going-Out Outfits I Always Fall Back on

If, like me, you've flicked through your calendar only to discover that the month of December is already inundated with events, celebrations and get-togethers, you might have experienced a moment of panic as you try to calculate exactly how your wardrobe will stretch so far. With different invitations coming in from every angle, honing your wardrobe to be prepared for all of them is no mean feat. To give you a boost of inspiration, I've put together four foolproof going-out outfits to fit the bill for a variety of occasions.

I've integrated a number of trending pieces for a 2023 twist, but the foundations of these outfits remain timeless, meaning that you can fall back on them for years to come. So whilst these outfit ideas tap into seasonal trends, you'll likely find that you already own a number of these staples that can be easily reworked into more glamourous looks. From a faithful LBD to your favourite pair of jeans, anything can fit the party bill when styled in the right way.

Read on to see and shop the foolproof going-out outfits I'll be relying on all season long.



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Style Notes: Swap your little black dress for a seasonal twist in an espresso-brown shade that's been spotted on so many of our favourite celebrities as of late. Brown clothing makes gold shine, so layer on the jewels and pair with knee-high boots and a vinyl coat for an easy outfit you'll feel amazing in.

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Style Notes: Integrate the season's favourite trousers into your party wardrobe and light up the dance floor in gleaming silver. Naturally, you should stack on the silver jewels and throw in a splash of red to tap into another big winter trend. 

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Style Notes: For a really fancy celebration, dip your toe into classic glamour and style Mango's sweeping asymmetric dress with rich red shades and a metallic bag.

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Style Notes: As '00s fashion continues to trend, style up your old faithful jeans-and-a-nice-top outfit in a very 2023 way with sheer mesh, wide-leg jeans and pointed ballet flats.

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News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Previously freelance commerce writer at British Vogue, Natalie’s experience spans journalistic and styling roles, which have seen her work on shoots for publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK and write for publications including British Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller. With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news and trends for Who What Wear UK, with a particular focus on celebrity style and emerging fashion trends.