This £60 Zara top is set to be the party season hit of the year

There’s no better time that Christmas to make a statement when it comes to your fashion choices, and this year, there’s one particular Zara buy which will help you do just that.

As we officially enter the festive period, Instagram has been awash with a certain top that looks set to become a seasonal staple: a pink puff sleeve top with a contrasting velvet body that’s fast becoming the ultimate party piece for 2019.

Tapping into A/W’s ongoing puff sleeve trend, the top takes the look to new heights – literally – with oversized shoulder-to-cuff puff in a bright bubblegum pink. The v-neck crop top the sleeves are attached to is black velvet, meaning that contrast comes from texture as well as hue.

As you can see from some of social media’s biggest names, styling the piece is actually relatively simple – after all, with a buy this eye-catching, you can let it do the talking and keep the rest of your outfit pared back. Think tailored black trousers in classic fabrics and simple black shoes to balance out your silhouette for a sleek, classic finish.

Ready to put your best extroverted foot forward? There’s just one downside: as often happens with an online hit, the top is completely sold out online, with sizes XS to XL currently marked as unavailable.

Zara pink puff sleeve top

Contrast Velvet Top, £59.99, Zara

Based on the surge in popularity, we can’t imagine the brand won’t be working on a restock sometime soon, so keep your eyes peeled – you may even be lucky in store if you’re visiting a branch in the near future.

In the meantime, however, you can still browse at the rest of Zara’s party collection, which spans everything from sequins and statement earrings to sharp blazers and satin skirts – more than enough to to keep you sparkling through New Year and beyond.