For the event, I wore this royal blue Matthew Williamson dress. It was perfect as it was long, so kept me a little warmer. It also has beautiful jewel embellishments around the collar and the waist so you don't have to go too crazy on the accessories, just a nice cocktail ring or one simple bangle and you're good to go!
Over the top of the dress, (until I warmed up!) I wore this Emilio Pucci blazer. You can see it here, worn very casually on Jennifer Anniston and Kate Middleton, but it can be really dressed up, especially with the gold buttons. Also with all Emilio Pucci pieces, they usually have the famous pattern which adds a flash of colour. My jacket has a blue pattern lining, so if I want a pop of colour, I'll fold the sleeves back, but it you want it more conservative or it would clash with another print, you can keep them down for the all black with gold look. I bought mine about 4 years ago and can't tell you how much I have worn it. It's great for a business meeting with cropped trousers, a skirt, or put on over a dress. For a more casual look pair with a pair of jeans. On a cooler evening, put a thin jumper on underneath, and add a scarf! A definite great investment purchase!
And of course, with this season embracing the luxe coat, it's time to wrap up and look stylish during those winter months! As we head into autumn, you can still use all your accessories, wearing your comfy coat, a dress, this time with bare legs, those little boots and throw your coat over the top!