F&F this party season combines formal and casual. The aim is to mix luxe aspects with every day aspects which when done right very often turns out a very nice outfit regardless of the occasion. For instance combining a tuxedo jacket with a smart denim shirt or a really nice knit piece can create a bit of a new take on the classic evening wear look.
If you wanted to go even more current and right now then the trend to hit would be the 1970s. As with a lot of fashion trends the 70s has been reduced down in to something tangible and cool. In this instance it's all about camel knitwear and quality wool blended blazers. These kind of style combinations are great because of the way they so directly reference the era; the colour and cut takes you to a certain time and place.
The collection is easy to wear with the classic menswear palette of black, grey and navy expanded upon with the inclusion of white, camel, amber and gold that lightens and improves the clothes. Further adding to the autumnal feel are tweed wool blends and over sized knit pieces that are cool whilst still being easy to wear. The statement piece of the season has been the blanket scarf and that too is present.
The lookbook is a true reflection of the collection's every day and every night application. There are looks that will take you through each occasion at Christmas and the festive season which is pretty useful because let's face it sometimes this time of year can be a nightmare. The number of social events and other commitments always ramp up so making sure that you look the part at all of them regardless of the dress code is important but now not impossible.
The F&F party season collection is available at 850 stores nationwide and at F&F online.