YES YOU CAN: Update your evening jacket

Fashion director Shelly Vella shows you outfit ideas for a party-ready blazer.

Whether you prefer to wear jeans rather than an LBD or a slinky column dress instead of tailored trousers, this season you can dress them all up with the perfect ‘luxe tux’. While the classic black style is always on trend, there are plenty of sumptuous alternatives on offer in rich, jewel-toned velvet, heavy metal brocade or bright satin. There are also an array of my favourite, deliciously decadent sequin tuxes in black, white and gold.

How to update your evening jacket:

Deep metallic shades suit all. Jacket, £120, trousers, £89, Phase Eight

Go for classic with a twist

Up the romantic charm with a touch of lace

Jacket, £265, Karen Millen

Trousers, £138, Reiss

Bag, £250, Lulu Guinness

Shoes, £55, Charles Keith

Necklace, £370, Self Published

Bracelet, £225, Self Published

For a hit mix, try black trousers with a white sequined tux. Jacket, £179, Mint Velvet

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Add some plush glamour

Pick rich jewel tones to elevate velvet and satin

Jacket, £188, Free People

Dress, £145, Ghost

Bag, £595, Hill and Friends

Shoes, £650, Jimmy Choo

Ring, £180, Giovanni Raspini

Elevate evening tailoring with lush green velvet. Jacket, £169, trousers, £119, Massimo Dutti

Try a shot of colour

Dress up denim with hot pink

Jacket, £240, Jigsaw

Jeans, £270, 7 For All Mankind

Camisole, £14.99, Lindex

Mules, £139, Kurt Geiger

Bag, £199, Radley

Sunglasses, £140, Michael Kors

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