Sequins, polka dots, chiffons, lurex: there's nothing like a little real life inspo to show how many ways there are to sparkle and shine this festive period. 

Our learnings so far? 

The only way to do Christmas is to embrace Christmas 100 per cent. Go gold, choose molten metallics, add that slick of red lipstick or disco curl. 

Party season, much like its counterparts, is all about balance: if you're feeling way out of your comfort zone, it's fully kosher to go all-out party up top, a pair of ripped Levi's on the bottom. 

Capture the moment (possibly with some equally stylish friends). Note to self, the sitting down chair pose is de rigueur.

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Ring-a-Ding-Ding! 48 days until Christmas 💋

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#tb the night i scrubbed up gud and made Kanye smile

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Create your own mix and match with the new @chaumetofficial Josephine collection ✨ #ad

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It’s black friday 🖤 @musierparis

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PINK PANTHER 💖 @loewe

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