You should choose an outfit depending on the event location. Also remember to choose items of clothing you can incorporate in other outfits later on. It will make for a wise investment and it will prevent you from buying useless clothes you will only think of as having cost a load of money.
The Christmas attire should be easy and comfortable, since you need to feel good in those couple of hours spent at the family dinner table. So, avoid jeans or rigid trousers and opt instead for jersey or fine wool fabrics. You can wear a jacket or knitted cardigan over a shirt and vest. In addition to being a must have this season, vests preserve a sense of elegance even after you take off the jacket. Another workable option are suspenders, which add originality to an otherwise common outfit. Try to avoid very thick or fur-lined shoes.
Whether you are going to an elegant five-star restaurant party or to a club or more intimate party with friends on New Year’s Eve, a well-tailored fine velvet jacket is the optimal solution. However, bear in mind what you match it to.
In situation one, you can go for black trousers, white, oxblood, or emerald green shirt, shiny leather shoes, and a natural silk Ascot bowtie or scarf. If you are going to a club party, you can replace black trousers with a pair of slim fit jeans and keep the shirt. If you opt for a more intimate setting to spend New Year’s in – maybe with friends at home – you are allowed to drop the neck accessory (bowtie/Ascot scarf). Instead, wear jeans and suspenders. Tip: create a fresh look by adding a colored handkerchief to create contrast with the color of the jacket.