Christmas preparations are already stressful enough – worrying about what to wear for your office party or going to Church on Christmas Day shouldn’t be another anxiety inducing task.

We’ve done the trawling for you – these are my picks of the best festive pieces on Opera Lane this year to inspire you and help you put an outfit together for any situation!

Here you will find ideas for every possible festive moment, from glitz & glamour to gorgeous knits & coats.

We’re also sharing a step-by-step guide to figuring out what you have, what you need & putting it all together!

Where to start? – Step 1

Start by listing all the events or scenarios you have coming up over Christmas. Include those down days too, so that you can have some comfy pyjamas or lounge wear to hand.

Step 2:

Ask yourself – How do you want to look & feel in each of these scenarios? Sometimes comfort will be the most important factor, while other times you may want to feel more sophisticated or sexy.

Step 3: Get inspired

Look for fresh ideas – Scan your online resources for ideas & inspo, be it from your favourite celebs, Pinterest, or your social media feed. Then create a ‘wish list’ or take screenshots & keep a dedicated folder on your phone. And then use that inspo to create the outfit that’s perfect for you!

Step 4: See what you already have.

When you see something you like, always check to see what you already have in your wardrobe. So, if you see a ‘must have’ dress, do you already have

the perfect sandals to go with it, or a pair of statement earrings or handbag to really make it your own?

Or maybe you already have a great dress and it’s just the right pair of heels or accessories that you need to add – saving you lots of money & time creating new outfits from scratch.

Step 5: Shop!

It’s always best to shop in store, where you can really assess the fit, fabric & details of the clothes!

And remember:

Think outside the box: Party wear doesn’t have to mean a dress – there are so many widely options this year from velvet trouser & blazers, to Crayola coloured suits, to sequin trousers & jackets