Hey guys! I hope you’re all doing good! For today’s post, I wanted to share some inspiration for my recent evening and party outfits, and Autumn/Winter essentials. This post will include everything from jackets, to tights, tops and even jewelry! From Christmas to New Year’s I find that there are always the most parties and I’m here to help you choose what to wear! As usual, I chose pieces from a ton of different stops with completely different price ranges so you can find something that matches your budget (as well as style and depending on the weather where you are)! This post can also inspire you to use what you already have in your closet (which is always the way to go haha)! Either way, let’s head onto the picks, shall we?
1 Beginning Boutique – Manhattan Slip Formal Dress Black – $114.95
This open-back ‘Beginning Boutique’ dress is one of my favorite dresses from this post, it’s also the only long dress I put in. It’s classy, easy to pair up with pretty much anything and is also quite sexy, to say the least! I think you can make this dress very extravagant or you can make it casual. Either way, it’s a staple and a cool twist on the classic LBD.
2 ASOS – Stradivarius tri-set blazer dress in camel – $60.00
For spot number two I had to add a blazer dress as they’re simply the best! It’s one of those dresses you can rock at any occasion and never runs out of trend. I fell in love with this Camel one. You can pair it with all black accessories and trust me you will be the best-dressed at your party! It’s also super comfortable and accentuates your waist with the double-breasted detail.
3 VIX – Sunkissed ribbed stretch-jersey mini dress – €132.88 via Net-a-Porter
This is a little bit more of a simple dress, but stunning nonetheless! I’m a fan of pairing cute day dresses with tight thigh-high boots or with plain black heels. The color of this dress is really what makes it stand out and will make you the best dressed at your party.
4 RIXO – Florence velvet minidress – € 305 via Mytheresa
This is such an elegant evening dress, and is also a parable with anything from blue to green or even orange or pink shoes! It’s also one of those easy dresses you can rock on any occasion. The neckline and the colorful polka dots are what make this dress so different and interesting.
5 ALEX PERRY – *Exclusive from Mytheresa* Ambre one-shoulder minidress – € 670 via Mytheresa
I found myself wearing a lot more neon colors lately and well, I couldn’t stop staring at this dress when I saw it. Not only is it neon green but it’s also one sleeve which I find so classy and immediately adds more to the outfit!
6 Shopbop – BB Dakota – Spectrum Blue Mini Dress – $144
This another really classy and adorable dress, this one can again be easily be paired up with thigh-high boots or any other heels or booties! I’m also obsessed with the blue metallic color of this one, how pretty! The shoulders and neckline are also very pretty and feminine.
7 Urban Outfitters – UO Kyle Sequin Mini Dress – $69.00
I always find the cutest dresses on Urban Outfitters, like this simple shiny one that’s a party essential for anyone! Shine and glitter dresses are so in and this one is perfect.
8 Urban Outfitters – UO Mallory Cowl Neck Slip Dress – $49.00
Another night essential I found on Urban Outfitters is this simple black dress. You can pair it with colorful accessories for a pop of color or even add a belt if you feel like it! What I love about simple dresses like this is there are thousands of different ways to wear it. You can even re-use this dress after the holidays for any party.
9 Beginning Boutique – Lioness String Along Mini Dress Newspaper – $64.95
If you have been reading ZimmyLifestyle for a while now, by the way, I edit my posts you should be aware that I am utterly obsessed with journal prints, and it’s no exception on clothes! I would recommend wearing this newspaper print dress with all black and maybe a touch of red on the bag or a hairpiece to keep it clean and trendy.
10 Lovers + Friends – Aylah Mini Dress – $168
Last but not least I had to add a long-sleeved dress and ‘Lovers + Friends’ absolutely got me with this one! Since the dress is already a lot on its own I would recommend keeping it simple with the rest of the details of your outfit. Red is also the absolute essential color for the winter party season as it totally gives major Christmas vibes.
1 Revolve – Ballet Body Turtleneck Bodysuit – Commando – $98
This basic yet gorgeous turtleneck isn’t only an evening essential but also a Fall/Winter one as well! A roll-neck is one of those pieces I can’t live without during cold weather seasons.
2 For Love & Lemons – Davies Tie Front Top – $135
This seasonal tie front top is another perfect top for the festive season. The print is totally festive and it’s just overall a very pretty and simple top that is easy to pair with many things.
3 ‘MAJORELLE’ – Wyn Bodysuit – $98 via Revolve
As soon as I saw this beautiful sleeveless bodysuit I knew it would be a killer to match with jeans! It’s simple yet so stunning and is the perfect piece to spice up your night outfits! You can also pair it with shorts or skirts if you’re feeling like it and if it’s warmer where you are.
4 Revolve – ‘Super Down’ – Al Bodysuit -$46
Alike number 1, this one is a closet essential and not only during colder seasons! The square neck adds something to the bodysuit. Bodysuits are also so good for winter because they keep you warm. I can so see this top every day with a pair of jeans or for a party with a skirt or sequin pants.
5 NORMA KAMALI – Sequined crop top – € 165
One of my personal closet essentials are crop tops and they’re incredibly easy to style at night as well! I also love to match them with a shirt, for example with number 15! This crop top is so in trend and perfect for the holiday season with all the sequins.
6 THE ATTICO – Sequined bustier – € 490
Another glittery crop top that also happens to be a bustier, I also utterly love this one and recommend to get your hands on it if you can (I’m personally still thinking about it haha). The cut out is so pretty and adds something else to the look.
7 NANUSHKA – Dahlia faux leather bandeau top – € 250
Nanushka is one of my favorite brands for faux leather, their materials are always so incredibly soft and good quality! I chose this beautiful strapless bandeau one but they have everything from tie front tops to the cutest shirt dresses! I love strapless tops as they are so elegant and classy.
8 Urban Outfitters – UO Elisa Puff Sleeve Corset Top – $59.00
Onto more Urban Outfitters goodness! This long sleeve top is so classy and easily wearable day or night. I’ve been loving the puffy sleeves lately, I find them so chic and they add such a nice touch to your look! This black one is perfect as it is so simple.
9 For Love & Lemons – Madeleine Sequin Top – $167
And onto more sequins! This party top is an absolute night essential if like me you love a good glittery piece. I especially love this one in bright green for the season! Once again, I am loving the puffy sleeves.
10 ATTICO – feathers strapless top – $1,479
Now onto something a bit fluffier to say the least haha, this one has to be paired with something simple, especially when it comes to texture as it can easily become too much. It’s a very unique piece. I know it is not everyone’s taste, but if you rock it in your own way you will probably be the best dressed at your party! I highly recommend black shorts and thigh-high boots to go with this one. The electric blue color is also amazing.
11 Urban Outfitters – UO Cut-in Mock Neck Tank Top – $34.00
This top instantly makes your outfit more sophisticated and makes it look like you put more than 5-minutes into your outfit! The cutouts are so cool and black goes with everything, so it is basically the perfect top.
12 For Love & Lemons – Cassie Striped Crop Top – $140, $70.98 Final Sale
I was gladly surprised this one was still on their website as I purchased it more than a year ago, but it’s been such a good investment. The material is light and soft and the golden lines are so shiny and reflective! I also love the shape and style of the top in general, it’s truly perfect!
13 Missguided – Lace corset in cream – $29.00
I found myself falling in love tops with similar traits to corsets recently like the new brand ‘Dion Lee’! This one is in the same style but for a fifth the price and also beyond cute and easy to pair up (I recommend with dark jeans)!
14 Urban Outfitters – Motel Pammy Cowl Sequin Top – $54.00
Yes, you guessed it, more sequins, haha. This is yet another adorably elegant top from Urban Outfitters. I love the cut of this one but especially the knots and straps it adds so much detail! It is a lot more simple than the other sequin tops so if you prefer that this one’s for you!
15 J BRAND – Perfect faux leather shirt – € 351
And last but not least for the tops, as I mentioned while sharing about the crop tops, this shirt can easily be worn open on top of most tops on this list! This is such a statement piece! I am utterly obsessed with anything leather it adds a little bit of edginess to a look.
1 Levi’s – 501®️ High Rise Shorts – $34.99 $49.50
Shorts are one of my essentials all year long as I usually wear them with thigh-high boots and occasionally with tights underneath! Classic black shorts are always my go-to and I really think everyone should have at least one good pair of shorts. Levi’s has always been one of my absolute favorite, notably this classic high-rise one!
2 Nasty Gal – ‘We’re Better’ Faux Leather Belted Shorts – 50% OFF EVERYTHING $33.50, used to be $67.00
Leather shorts are no exception to my shorts passion and these ones are by far one of the cutest ones I found! I love that they come with a belt as again, it adds so much to the look! This pair of shorts is easily paired with a bodysuit or a crop top (or almost any top for that matter)!
3 Lovers + Friends – Dixon Mini Skirt – $158
A bit more on the dressier side. I recommend keeping it simple with this skirt when it comes to the top and the accessories as I believe the skirt should stay the centerpiece of the look!
4 JONATHAN SIMKHAI – High-rise checked shorts – € 345
These are perfect throughout the year, but I truly can’t unsee this pair. I imagine them with high boots and long-sleeved tee during the Christmas season! Truly a classy piece.
5 Levi’s – 501®️ High Rise Shorts – $69.50
This is surprisingly something that while creating a night outfit will be the only piece that matches with certain tops, and that is a light pair of shorts. It took me a while to start wearing shorts during nighttime! You can, for example, pair them with top 5 and 15 on top with black knee-high boots!
6 Agolde – Remy High Rise Straight – $168
White jeans are an absolute essential and make any outfit immediately much more elegant! I adore the cut of this pair and Agolde jeans are my favorite with Hollister, their fit and comfort are out of this world!
7 BDG Twig Ripped High-Waisted Skinny Jean – Black – $69.00 on Urban Outfitters
Another simple pair of jeans, BDG is also a brand I frequently wear and I can’t say enough how comfy all their bottoms are! I also chose one’s with cuts as it adds so much detail!
8 BLANKNYC – Dried Tobacco Suede Mini Skirt – $98
Maroon is such a gorgeous color on clothes, especially in the fall! This skirt is absolutely stunning, especially with a black turtleneck!
1 Saint Laurent – YSL Kate shoulder bag -$2,190 via Farfetch
Onto bags! The style of this one is really simple but I especially love the fringe detail underneath the logo. This bag is parable with pretty much anything and is really timeless!
2 Saint Laurent – Love Box suede shoulder bag – € 1.545
Yet another astonishingly beautiful bag, again this one is parable with pretty much anything and is such a timeless piece! The shape is so cool and is a little different.
3 JACQUEMUS – mini Le Chiquita tote bag – $454
Finally, onto my favorite bag of the list! I’m utterly obsessed with the washed pastel purple color and it’s such a pretty bag to wear across the body (which is honestly the best way to wear a bag haha). Mini bags are also in trend.
4 Miu Miu – Embellished leather bucket bag – € 1.500
I love the ‘gypsy’ vibe that this bag gives! If you want an accessory to add a bit of rock and spice to your outfit, this is it!
5 CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN – Boudoir Leather Belt Bag – $950.00
Belt bags recently made a comeback and it completely changed the way I’ve been looking at banana bags for the past almost two decades haha. A simple elegant one like this Louboutin one is so classy at night, on top of a regular pair of jeans or ‘smoking’ pants, etc!
6 Pretty Little Thing – GOLD TEXTURED GLITTER BASIC CLUTCH – £10.00 NOW£9.00
Everyone needs a clutch, it’s truly a bag essential and I find them so much classier than other bags! This one comes from Pretty Little Thing and is perfect since you can pair it up with anything because of the nude color.
7 Revolve – Mini Pearl Box Clutch – From St Xavier – $130
Onto another adorable clutch, I found on Revolve! Perfect for any dinner/event. The color and the pearls are so classy.
8 JIMMY CHOO – *Exclusive to Mytheresa* Titania embellished satin clutch – € 795
Green bags always pop out so much especially when you’re wearing dark outfits! This one is another one of my favorites from the list, it is truly stunning!
1 Beginning Boutique – Lioness Empire Buckle Coat Black – $114.95
Starting with the basic, a black coat. I love the edgy/rock style of this one and that’s it’s slightly oversized! You always need a black coat in your closet to pair with every outfit.
2 Stand Studio – Marilyn Faux-shearling coat – €286
Shearling has also made such a big comeback recently and I couldn’t be more happy about all the pieces I’m seeing! This white one is easy to wear on top of pretty much any outfit and honestly looks the coziest!
3 Saint Laurent – Double-breasted wool-blend herringbone coat – €2,825
For number three here is a classic double-breasted coat! I’m so obsessed with them, they’re incredibly chic and I love the cut here. This one is from Saint Laurent and I’m very aware of the price tag is high but if you get the chance of getting this instead of a more fast fashion one trust me you will see the difference over the months/years..!
4 Giuseppe di Morabito – Sequin Zebra Jacket – €762.78 €457.67 via Shopbop
Depending on the weather where you are, you will be able to wear this on its own! Like in the picture showed you can keep it simple even for an evening look, like with blue jeans as the jacket is already ‘chic enough’ by itself!
5 Givenchy – Double-breasted check jacket – $2,545 35% Off $1,534 via Farfetch
Next up is another double-breasted jacket! This one is much shorter and I’m obsessed with its original color, it would look insane in any simple daytime or nighttime look!
6 Beginning Boutique – BB Exclusive Jackson Faux Fur Puffer Jacket – $114.95
I had to add a puffer jacket to the list and this is by far the cutest one I found! Bright red is my personal favorite as your sure any outfit will be brightened up by it during the cold seasons! It also looks really soft and comfy.
7 Strand Studio – Lili Faux Shearling Jacket – $318, 30% Off: $223 via Farfetch
Another one of my favorite black jackets is this one from Strand Studio (a new brand that I am completely obsessed with)! I especially love this one because of its original orange lining details!
8 Urban Outfitters – UO Faux Leather Cropped Blazer – $109.00
And last but not least in the jackets, this insane cropped faux leather one from Urban Outfitters! It will straightway give an edgy vibe to any of your outfits!
1 PARIS TEXAS – Metallic croc-effect knee-high boots – € 500
Starting off with one of my favorite categories, Paris Texas always had the most wonderful boots but I was simply blown away when they released these ones! They’re truly a show stealer and you will definitely be the life of the party in these boots.
2 SAINT LAURENT – Opyum 110 patent leather sandals – € 950
Onto a more simple pair but that still remains classic and timeless! You can rock these with pretty much any look as well, which makes them even more fun! The logo heels are so stunning and edgy/cool!
3 Nasty Gal – Double Take Two-Tone Boot – $84.00, 50% OFF EVERYTHING $42.00
Another pair that I found and absolutely can’t get over are these Nasty Gal really cute booties. They’re unique yet can blend seamlessly in any look!
4 Stuart Weitzman- THE KIRSTIE 90 BOOT – $612
Onto my number one shoe essential during cold seasons; thigh-high boots! These ones have a small heel but are still very comfortable!
5 Stuart Weitzman – THE TIELAND BOOT – $798
If you are looking for a slightly smaller heel to keep it comfy I would opt for the ‘THE ‘TIELAND BOOT’ instead of the ‘KIRSTIE’ even though they are both great in my opinion. You can’t go wrong when buying these types of boots as they’re wearable throughout the year day and night which is the case with very few shoes! I also especially love the light beige nude color of this pair!
6 Fashion nova – Last Minute Booties in White Croc – $39.99 USD
Next up is a pair of light booties from Fashion Nova! Booties are absolute essentials of mine and I always find myself wearing them rather than heels as they’re so much A, warmer during fall/winter and B, gives so much more support for your foot than regular shoes! Black and white ones are both great to have but white ones are parable with just as much and are way more original in my opinion.
7 Fashion nova – Pure Innocence Heeled Sandals in Rose Gold – $34.99 USD
Onto simpler more open heels! I fell head over heels (haha get it) for these gold rose tie front shoes. These are honestly so stunning and would look amazing with most outfits as well. I love the metallic detail as well.
8 Fashion nova – Left Me Speechless Heeled Sandal in White – $34.99 USD
Onto the last in the shoe category, I love these simple low open heels, especially with jeans and a sparkly flowy top kind of LA style! The block heel makes them also way more comfortable.
1 ASOS – DESIGN 15 denier black tights – $6.50
Onto the last category! Starting off with simple tights, but I still had to include them in the list. These ones are slightly shorter than opaque ones.
2 Baublebar – CUSTOM HAIR PIN – $24.00
Next up is a brand that I absolutely love but especially their hairpins that you can customize! I especially think it looks cool with adjectives instead of names. For example the word spicy etc…
3 Valet Studio – JOLINE CLIP IN DOVE – $40
Valet Studio is another insane brand for hair accessories, I really love these especially for fall and winter!
4 Urban Outfitters – Brushed Metal Barrette – $12.00
Next up is another hair accessory, a little simpler, but yet super cute and easy to put in and give any look an extra touch!
5 Valet Studio – TABITHA BARRETTE IN LEMON – $30
Quite similar to the last one but in a completely different style, you can use this one to do a ‘half-up’ (half ponytail) and clip your hair back with it or to get that one hair away from your face haha. The color is also so stunning and looks so pretty on any color hair.
6 ASOS – Gipsy Fishnet Tights – $8.00
I have tried quite the amount of tights brands over the years and realized that even if you pay for ones double the price, fishnets usually have a lifespan of 2-3 years maximum before falling apart. I highly recommend these they have worked perfectly for me!
7 Jennifer Behr – Alessandra Clip On Earrings – $325 via Revolve
Next up, for my fellow no-holes-in-the-ears readers, these earrings are clip-on! I love Jennifer Behr’s collection but the butterfly earrings will always stay in my absolute favorites! To pair up with a look that’s missing an extra little touch!
8 ‘8 Other Reasons’ – Camille Crawler in silver – $53
Onto some jewelry that’s a little more subtle but very chic nonetheless! These ‘8 Other Reasons’, ‘Camille Crawler’ earrings are beyond beautiful and I would purchase them even if my ears were pierced! They are perfect as everyday earrings as well as evening ones.
9 Jenny Bird – Starlet Hoops – $70
Next up are classic medium-sized hoops from ‘Jenny Bird’, as they are stunning and truly go with everything!
10 Urban Outfitters – Delicate Rhinestone Choker Necklace – $18.00
And last but not least, I had to include a choker on the list and this one was the perfect simple and subtle one to smoothly blend in with whatever else you are wearing!
That’s it for today’s post! I hope you enjoyed looking at the pieces as much as I had fun making it!
Let me know down in the comments if you wear more bright colors and glitter outfits or stay more on the ‘no-faux-pas’ black outfit route (like I do most of the time haha) when going out in the evening? Which items would you buy from these pics?
Lots of LOVE, as always,