Party Time: How To Find Your Era-Defining Style

If you listen very carefully you might just hear the jingle bells in the distance because Christmas is coming.

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by Lucy Morris |

It might be something to do with the drop in temperature or the fact that Halloween and Bonfire Night is behind us, but it's officially party season.

With Christmas a mere month away we're finding ourselves asking, what does this mean for our wardrobe? First, panic and a cold sweat, of course. But, followed in a close second by discovering the shortcut to looking fabulous this season is by channelling an era that defines your autumn winter 18 personal style.

Perhaps you've been inspired by the resurgence of 80s glam or the deep flares of Studio 54 flares. Maybe, ALEXACHUNG's modern revamping of the 1960s is more you. Whatever the sartorial question, the answer to all your winter party dilemmas is to dress by era. And, here's how to do it.

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Marc Jacobs, Plaid Strap Midi Dress, £458

Channel the 1990sMoments like Marc Jacobs legendary grunge collection for Perry Ellis, which he happened to reissue just in time for Christmas (see above) and slipdress clad Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell clutching each other as they hopped between parties not only defined the 90s but our current wardrobe's milieu.

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