Party Crisis: Rahul comes to the rescue

Wait, what? We are hardly left with a week to bid adieu to 2014! While the last chapter of the year is about beating the chill with celebrations, festival shopping and warm get-togethers, it’ll be fair to say that the sartorial minded folks like me are briefly taken by the style related queries that it prompts. Not only do I have to decide between a New Year eve gig (EDM fest in Goa or a private house party?) but also consider how to party in style. And just when the whole deal got confusing, may be even daunting… I bumped into my friend Rahul during the weekend football game. Oh holy Jesus, how did I miss it? Rahul has always been the best dressed man on the dance floor – a go-getter who believes in working hard but partying harder! Be it for the Christmas party or the New Year gig, it has to be Rahul who can help me end this party crisis. When I approached Rahul seeking suggestions, he states that, “All year long, you know just how to treat those formal occasions when it comes to presenting yourself, but a Christmas or New Year party can get tricky.” Here are Rahul’s style suggestions to set the tone perfectly during the festive season.


Why have the blues when you can wear them? I am a big fan of British sartorial sensibilities and opting for a fitted navy polo t-shirt is a smart way to work the classic look, especially for a family event or a friend’s house party. Pair the polo with a tartan scarf that adds a winter orientation to your ensemble. I would pair it with my favourite tan chinos from Byford along with suede brogues. A pair of classic aviators and sleek leather belt should complete the look which is so young and confident that it makes a lasting impression.


A little colour never hurt the eye as long as you keep it mellow. Wear a well-fitted plaid shirt in warm autumnal tones along with hued belt and tapered navy trousers. One of the easiest way to pull off a party look is to jazz up your Friday dressing attire with statement accessories. Sporting a sleek bow-tie and neatly folded handkerchief is a cheat sheet trick to add party allure to the ensemble.  A pair of leather lace-up shoes and duffel bag will keep the vibe formal without going overboard.


Make heads turn with your charismatic arrival in a regal black and white outlook. Do not repeat your usual black blazer, instead get creative and opt for a well fitted Nehru jacket to work out a monochromatic look that’ll redefine the terms sleek and polished! The ensemble is ideal for a party setting at work.


Thanks to Rahul, for providing alternative perception that there’s always a little room to bend the rules and jazz up party attire. So, which of the look was your favourite? Drop a comment and let me know while I decide between the EDM festival and private house party for New Year eve. Seriously, EDM festival or house party? :O