"I'm just going nip around town after work and pick up something for the Christmas party".
The famous last words before you trudge around town for hours in an absolute fouler with blisters on your feet - and then grab another black dress in the five-minutes-closing-time panic.
Town is absolutely manic at the moment and it is rib-bashingly packed in the popular clothing shops, so let us streamline your Christmas party-outfit shopping.
Screenshot and go. You'll be in and out in no time.
Premium Sequin Embellished Wide Leg Trousers - €130 @ TopShop
If you haven't braved the wide legs yet - this is your chance! Perfect with a crop top or a body suit for a festive statement.
Green Velvet Blazer - €89.95 @ Zara
We know green is cheesy, but this is subtle! It will dress up any outfit and you'll definitely get wear out of it again, available in Zara now.
Black jewel embellished tassel drop earrings - €17 @ River Island
If you tend to skip accessories when you're panic-buying - big mistake! A really good pair of earrings can pull together an otherwise boring last-minute outfit.
Shimmering metallic skirt - €19.99 @ H&M
For only €20, you'll definitely have something in the wardrobe at home you could pair this with. Even a plain black turtleneck and thigh high boots. Fab
Red Suede Heels - €16 @ Penneys
Christmas party nights are usually messy. Drinks will be had, and shoes will be scuffed. These €16 shoes will do the trick, you'll get a few wears out of them and it won't be the end of the world if you leave them in the hall of whatever afterparty you ended up at.