There’ll be no NYE outfit panic this year if this A-list opulent update on a classic pattern has anything to do with it. Yep, swirling paisley prints, are a wardrobe classic, but now, thanks to the likes of Elizabeth Banks and Julianne Hough, they’ve had a serious gloss-over just in time for the biggest night out of the year. Think metallic sheens, jacquard finishes and dark, rich hues adorning party frocks, cocktail coats and tailored two pieces.
The high street rails are groaning with it and everywhere from Topshop to Monsoon is pioneering this latest A-list approved print revolution. This new paisley hits all the right notes to create a show-stopping outfit without going OTT, and is easy to work into your existing wardrobe too. Just add iridescent heels for extra shimmer, or black courts to keep it simple. Or, score extra cool girl points by shunning a dress in favour of a suit. Team with a slinky cami underneath and plain accessories, and you’re good to go.
But however you wear yours, remember to give yourself a pat on the back as you ring in midnight- you’ve just taken humble old paisley from daytime to decadent in no time at all! Want to know more about the celebs rocking this perfect print? Pick up this week’s copy of Look- it’s got all the info you need. Go on, you know you want to…
By Hannah Banks-Walker