Dress like you own the party

If you’re unsure about what to pick, we’re here to help you find the perfect look, no matter what the event

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From an office bash with colleagues to a big night out with friends, it is important to know how to dress for the evening. The key is in knowing when to stop — go over the top and you’ll end up looking like Billy Porter from the Oscars red carpet, go too casual and you’ll look like you don’t care. If you’re unsure about what to pick, we’re here to help you find the perfect look, no matter what the event.

The ultimate goal to dress for a party is to grab attention and be comfortable. Play around with cooler or darker shades, rather than opting for bright, saturated hues. Pair your jacket with a striped sweatshirt and trousers, or if you have a bold personality, try wearing a black jacket with a bright flowery print and knit turtleneck. A rose on the lapel works well for a touch of fun.

On Vicente: Jacket: SS Homme; Stripe knit: Paul Smith; Trousers: Anuj Madaan; Shoes: Dune London; Sunglasses: Opium Eyewear (Eternity Lifestyles) Lapel pin: Stylist’s own

On Antoine: Jacket and trousers: Gaurav Gupta; Turtle neck knit: Anuj Madaan; Shoes: Christian Louboutin; Sunglasses: Opium Eyewear (Eternity Lifestyles)

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Mix-and-match is always the go-to trick to look different. The smart casual dress code can be complicated, but is essential to master. Pair a checked casual jacket and pants that have the same detailing, with a flowery shirt to add a touch of colour 

Suit: Prima Czar; Shirt: Rare Rabbit; Shoes: Onitsuka Tiger; Pocket square: The Maroon Suit; Neck chain: Stylist’s own

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All that shines can look elegant, especially if it’s a two-toned suit. Perfect sequin detailing can balance things and make you the talk of the evening — all for the right reasons. Don’t forget to add a printed cravat in the same shade to complete the look

Also read: Be winter ready with these stylish bags that are an absolute joy to carry

Suit and shirt: Amit Aggarwal; Shoes: Christian Louboutin; Cravat: The Tie Hub

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Selecting the perfect style of suit for a party can be tricky. If you’re not careful, you can look like you are about to attend a job interview rather than a gala evening. Choose a smart lounge suit (may be with some glitter, or detailing on the lapels) and team it with a similar coloured shirt and bow-tie. That’s not all, you’ll need matching loafers to go with the look

On Vicente: Suit: Gaurav Gupta; Shirt: Prima Czar; Shoes: Dune London; Bow-tie: The Tie Hub

On Antoine: Suit and shirt: Prima Czar; Shoes: Christian Louboutin; Bow-tie: The Tie Hub

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For more formal parties, a tuxedo can be a great option to look stylish. A slim-cut dinner jacket with glitter detailing and matching bow-tie, worn with trousers, look good on most men. Add a pocket-square for some colour

Suit and shirt: Gaurav Gupta; Shoes: Dune London; Bow-tie: Gaurav Gupta; Pocket square: Stylist’s own

Also read: Pink is the Fall 2019 fashion trend you'll want to get on ASAP

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Show off your festive spirit without looking like a store mannequin. Go for a more casual, easygoing vibe. A leather jacket with similar pants, and an animal print shirt can make any look stand out.  Don’t forget to wear your favourite sneakers with it

Leather jacket: Anuj Madaan; Shirt and trousers: Sahil Aneja; Shoes: Joe Shu; Sunglasses: Burberry; Belt and finger rings: Stylist’s own 

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A suit in a darker colour palette — with a scarf or just a pocket square can be the perfect attire for the cocktail parties

Suit: The Maroon Suit Company; Shirt: Rare Rabbit; Watch: Panerai Boutique (Taj Mahal Palace) 

Pocket square: The Tie Hub; Scarf: Stylist own

Also read: Winter 2019 fashion trends you need to know, from overlayed cloaks to cardigans and fitted jackets

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Be it a more casual huge-checks-suit with a turtle-neck, or a plain three-piece suit with a flower on the pocket—you’ll be remembered for your dressing sense

On Vicente: Suit: The Maroon Suit Company; Turtle-neck: Ermenegildo Zegna; Shoes: Onitsuka Tiger; Watch: Panerai Boutique (Taj Mahal Palace); Pocket square: The Tie Hub

On Antoine: Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna; Waist coat: The Maroon Suit Company; Shirt: Etro (The Collective); Shoes: Adidas Originals; Lapel pin: Stylist’s own

Pictures: Shivangi Kulkarni 

Styling: Akshay Tyagi

Make-up and Hair: Ashu Mois

Models: Vincente Martinez,  Antoine Careil

Location: Um Doiss Tres, Andheri West

Photographer’s Assistants: Darshan Ghosalkar, Sameer Jetpur and Arjun Singh

Stylist's assistant: Mayuri Nivekar

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