The party season is well and truly upon us and while you are working out how to balance your social calendar and be in two places at once, one of the hardest things to work out is what to wear to each event. We have partnered with David Jones to create a quick guide to have you navigating the hottest trends with ease.

We caught up with Nicki, one of the personal stylists from the David Jones Personal Styling Suite, to get the lowdown on what major styles you should be wearing to bring in the new year. Think bold, bright fashion. Ginger & Smart and Thurley have a great range of colourful pieces, which will ensure you stand out.

Prints have been reinvented with a real focus on colourful leopard and cheetah spots – animal print is back in a big way. Look to camilla & marc and Josh Goot to nail this trend. If you want to opt for colour, the brighter the better.

If you want something a little more classic, you can’t go past a monochrome outfit with a touch of metallic. Tap into the trend with Alex Perry and Dion Lee.


Statement accessories are key this year. Rather than take Coco Chanel’s advice and take one thing off before you leave the house, add something on. It’s all about layering chunky bracelets, big necklaces and lots of rings. Add anything from Samantha Wills to your shopping list, and if you want to go luxe, you can’t go wrong with pieces from Chloe and Michael Kors.


Pick a bright clutch or sparkly embellished bag from Oroton or Mimco to compliment your outfit and a pair of fun, strappy heels you can dance the night away in.

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Tony Bianco offer great on trend styles without breaking the bank, but if you are looking to splash out, check out Jimmy Choo or Brian Atwood for a beautiful investment pair that your feet will thank you for.



Visit the David Jones blog for more exclusive Couturing x David Jones content, and for styling content to get you inspired this season.


Images by Woodrow Wilson

Lisa’s hair by Conrad Mace Salon

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