A Christmas Capsule wardrobe for women (and men) of all ages

Fashion: Infuse your gear with glamour for all those festive get-togethers

Sequinned heels, €59.95 from Zara

Sequinned heels, €59.95 from Zara

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December is the time to put a bit of sparkle into your going-out gear and give glitter a moment under the mistletoe. This year, statement sleeves and flounces are everywhere, and nothing says winter glamour like a cosy layer of fake fur. We've put together the ultimate Christmas capsule wardrobe covers a lot of bases from sedate shindigs with the in-laws to accessories that will make a colourful statement at the office Christmas bash to some options for men in search of inspiration. Mix and match but the main thing is don't hold back - tis the season to sparkle and shine.

Clothes - dresses (and tops and coats) to impress 

Sparkly high neck sequin dress, €170 from Topshop
Sparkly high neck sequin dress, €170 from Topshop
Bright yellow Mango faux fur, £119.99 from Asos
Bright yellow Mango faux fur, £119.99 from Asos
Roll neck jumper, £34 from Topshop
Roll neck jumper, £34 from Topshop
Off-shoulder velvet top, £48 from www.finerylondon.com
Off-shoulder velvet top, £48 from www.finerylondon.com
Black sparkle top, €54 from M&S (online only)
Black sparkle top, €54 from M&S (online only)
Black "Grace" coat, €665 from Helen McAlinden's South William Street shop, Dublin
Black 'Grace' coat, €665 from Helen McAlinden's South William Street shop, Dublin
Bell sleeve crepe dress by Tibi, €375 from Brown Thomas
Bell sleeve crepe dress by Tibi, €375 from Brown Thomas
Red flounce coat by Peter O'Brien, €350 from Dunnes Stores
Red flounce coat by Peter O'Brien, €350 from Dunnes Stores
Red cashmere off the shoulder sweater, €280 by Laura Chambers
Red cashmere off-the-shoulder sweater, €280 by Laura Chambers
High-waisted blue jeans, €55 from River Island
High-waisted blue jeans, €55 from River Island

Accessories - from big bold jewellery to clutch bags and sparkly tights

Long, black flower earrings, €12.95 from Zara
Long, black flower earrings, €12.95 from Zara
Shimmery fishnet tights, €12.95 from Zara
Shimmery fishnet tights, €12.95 from Zara
Floral applique clutch, €39 from Shaws
Floral applique clutch, €39 from Shaws
Sequinned earrings by Christopher Kane, €125 from www.farfetch.com
Sequinned earrings by Christopher Kane, €125 from www.farfetch.com
Red shoulder bag by Ganni, €39 from Menanys, Shaws, Debenhams and Pamela Scott
Red shoulder bag by Ganni, €39 from Menanys, Shaws, Debenhams and Pamela Scott
Green clutch, €98 from My Shining Armour
Green clutch, €98 from My Shining Armour

Shoes - stand out in sequinned heels or yellow stilettos

Dolce & Gabana floral print glossed leather slingbacks €595 from netaporter
Dolce & Gabana floral print glossed leather slingbacks, €595 from netaporter
Black floral embellished shoes, €59.95 from Zara
Black floral embellished shoes, €59.95 from Zara

Men's clothes - Christmas party gear sorted

Anthony Peto's classic black Capone hat, €170 from his shop on St Anne Street, Dublin
Anthony Peto's classic black Capone hat, €170 from his shop on St Anne Street, Dublin
Suede boots, €60 from River Island
Suede boots, €60 from River Island
Leather belt, €20 from River Island
Leather belt, €20 from River Island
Rainbow edge scarf, €70 by Paul Smith at Brown Thomas
Rainbow edge scarf, €70 by Paul Smith at Brown Thomas
SLim fit dark blue Levi's, €85 from Arnotts
Slim fit dark blue Levi's, €85 from Arnotts
Cashmere jumper, €120 from M&S
Cashmere jumper, €120 from M&S
Navy velvet jacket, €147 from River Island
Navy velvet jacket, €147 from River Island
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