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Casual Glamour at Christmas

— by Alyson Walsh

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Photo: Telegraph

Now that’s what I call Casual Glamour. Maye Musk at the British Fashion Awards, this week, in a silver bomber jacket and evening frock. As a Casual Glamourpuss, myself, I’m a huge fan of using a combination of day and eveningwear to create an outfit with go-anywhere appeal. Just mix easy-to-wear, everyday basics with a look-at-me standout piece, like an amazing, metallic jacket (Whistles has a silver leather bomber jacket HERE and there a couple of blow-the-budget versions HERE), or a pair of fancy pants. All it takes is one multitasking item to create an outfit that works both day and evening, indoors and out. The desired effect is to look modern, chic and lively – without looking like you’ve tried too hard.

And, to prove I’m not a total Sequin Swerver, here’s what I wore to my 50th birthday party.

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Photo: Kristen Perers

I love a bit of glitz. The sequin maxi skirt was £25 in the sale at M&S; the shoes a present-to-self from Roger Vivier. Ordinarily, man-made fabrics are out of the question but for Lurex and sequins, I’ll make an exception…

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Now that’s what I call Casual Glamour. Maye Musk at the British Fashion Awards, this week, in a silver bomber jacket and evening frock.