Party season is only getting closer, and if you’re starting to see you calendar fill up with events, you might be weighing each up against your wardrobe, analysing which items can stretch for which occasions.
Between family gatherings, work festive parties and friendsmas get togethers, finding items that feel special, festive, versatile and comfortable will feel near impossible without spending hours and hours traipsing the shops. At an occasion that will likely include your closest friends, family or colleagues, it’s important that you choose an outfit that makes you feel both comfortable and chic.
Influencer Jessica Skye styled Free People’s Filter Finish Long Sleeve (£128) top to Who What Wear UK’s Festive House event. To make the search easier, I’m taking it upon myself to shout about the new season top that’s been solving my party wear conundrum, and that I’ve also seen cropping up on so many of my favourite influencers this season. Free People’s crystal mesh top balance’s festive glamour with relaxed wearability for the versatile style solution I’ve been looking for. The glitzy top can be layered on top of a simple bra, a basic vest top or light long sleeve top for extra coverage and sparkle.
Claire Wakeman wears Free People’s Filter Finish Long Sleeve (£128). Bringing the glittering element we all want a little of during party season, the best thing about the long sleeve mesh top is that it gives you and excuse to style your favourite pair of jeans throughout the festive period. Pair with dark-wash denim, a pointed toe kitten heel and a longline blazer for aptly festive look you’ll feel relaxed and chic in all evening long.
Angie Smith wears Free People’s Filter Finish Long Sleeve (£128). To get your festive period off to a glimmering start, shop the Free People crystal mesh top here, and read on to discover our edit of the best mesh tops available to shop this season.
Already an influencer favourite, this glistening top adds a festive finish to any outfit it touches.
In the delicate ivory shade, the glistening crystals really sparkle.
The neutral sand shade is the perfect canvas to layer on the sparkles.
Fresh lilac adds an easy flush of colour to a party-ready look.
Style with black high waisted trousers, or get into the party spirt and wear with a gold mini skirt.
Wear with leather trousers to tick off the season’s biggest trends.
Style with leather trousers and heels throughout party season, or wear with boxy blazer and baggy jeans for a casual take.
Style on top of a simple vest top for a party-ready look.
Wear with baggy jeans and flats for a relaxed take on party dressing
This sheer knit top can be layered in a myriad of ways for vastly different effects.
Pack on the glitter in Zara’s rhinestone embellished mesh top.
Wear with the matching leggings for a festive look to top them all.
Style with an oversized shirt or boxy blazer.
The one-and-done party wear solution to see you through the season.