Getting Christmas Ready with River Island
Offering up some help on what to wear when it comes to festive season and the staff party
All items courtesy of
With next month taking us into party season (hurrah), River Island asked me to put together an outfit suitable for a work party. For me, I’ve never been an overly formal guy so I wanted to style a smart casual kind of look that is suitable for party occasions but also be worn, let’s say, on the pier…
An unstructured cotton shirt without any cuff details is a really simple alternative to the standard oxford and gives you that effortless edge. Then instead of trousers, I went for skinny fit blue jeans to dress down the outfit, as I feel a lot more comfortable in denim. I think because of the skinny fit you can get away with denim at a party, but I’d steer away from bootcut.
The statement piece of this for me is the shearling jacket. It’s bang-on trend and with it being winter it has that practical use to. The faux fur collar adds a touch of structure and looks great over the shirt. It pretty much screams Christmas.
I then opted for some suede Chelsea boots rather than a leather finish, again having a casual finish in mind. That doesn’t mean they do not look smart, but have a revamped and modern feel instead. If anyone else has already got a party pencilled in for the festive season, let me know what you’re planning to wear.
You can find my outfit on the River Island website here!