The festive season is filled with opportunities to get all dressed up. But what about when you're heading to a party straight from work? Going from desk to dancefloor with just a few essentials (rather than carting the contents of your wardrobe to work and back) is a useful skill to have. We asked some bloggers and customers that have mastered to art to share their top tips...
"This is what red lipstick was made for! It perks up your face after a dreary day of staring at a computer and always makes it look like you've made an effort." – Frankie, social media manager
"I always keep mini bottles of dry shampoo and hairspray in my desk drawer, along with a range of pins and hairbands, so I can quickly sort my hair out before heading out. When I had long hair, I used to spray it with leave-in conditioner then twist it into a bun around mid afternoon. By the time I'm heading out, my hair would have a natural wave!" – Reena, blogger at Fashion Daydreams
'Red lipstick is my 'go to' for any night out. It's always in my bag, and when I go out after work I put some on and it immediately adds glamour to any look.' – Sherin, blogger at HiFashion
"I always have a spare pair of heels under my desk. Just adding heels makes me feel ready to party.
Turning up the music in the office and putting some party tunes on an hour before you leave helps get in the spirit while adding some statement earrings or a necklace to an office outfit adds just enough sparkle". – Julia, PR account manager
"My tip is red lipstick and a concealer. I use concealer to even out any redness after a long day, and red lipstick not only adds a bit of glamour, but a light touch can be used as a blusher to liven up your face as well." – Gemma, blogger at Retro Chick
So, are you ready for the festive season? Don't forget to check out the Dorothy Perkins party shop for fabulous partywear ideas and accessories to complete your look.
We'd love to hear your party style tips too – simply leave us your ideas in a comment below.