The best pieces for the year-end party season

Patrick Loh shows off all the fun colours this party season has to offer
The best pieces for party season
By Time Out KL contributors |

It’s almost the end of the year, and the parties are only just starting. Typical black outfits just won’t do for the festive season, especially in this day and age when bold colours are everywhere. So here are some items to help with any impending wardrobe dilemmas.

H&M Glittery Dress

Nothing screams ‘fun night out’ like this shimmering dress. It’s completely easy to wear and is specially cut and created for full comfort for your long night ahead. Pair the dress with black knee- or thigh-high boots. Or for a smarter look, use a belt to cut the waistline and finish up with stilettos.

Available online. RM250.

Bershka Double-Sided Biker Jacket

While others party in T-shirts and jeans, stand out with this red biker jacket with wool detailing on the cuffs and lapel. The silver zippers and straps add a hint of boldness to this party-ready jacket. Match it with black denim, a black cotton turtleneck, and throw on a pair of red kitten heels while you’re at it.

Available at all Bershka stores. RM279.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Eyeshadow

This purple eyeshadow is perfect for a night out. It employs the brand’s Pigment Infusion System, which gives the eyeshadow its velvety suede-like texture and staying power and allows it to blend well with other shades. The eyeshadow is also crease-free and the sparkles don’t fade – perfect for when you’re staying out all night.

Available at all Sephora stores and Urban Decay online stores. RM80.

H&M Studio Boots

Guys, we get that sneakers are all the rage now but these boots will definitely catch some eyes. Made with 100 percent leather, this high-cut pair of boots has elastic lacing with speed hooks and zippers along the tongue to make lacing easier, and the lining and insoles have the scuba effect. Bonus: the chunky rubber soles will give you an extra inch in height.

Available at all H&M stores and online. RM699.


Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal EDP

With a pair of flailing legs on its cap, you already know this fragrance is going to be a fun ride. This eau de parfum opens with a splash of gardenia and blood orange for a fresh start, the heart consists of honey, and the base is patchouli – perfect party-ready notes. Best of all, the essential oils in this EDP won’t easily fade.

Available at all Sephora stores for the 30ml bottle, and at all major department stores for 50ml at RM352 and 80ml at RM458.

Topshop High Leg Boots

If you want to stand out, go with purple. This stylish pair of thigh-high boots has three-inch heels, but walking around and dancing all night long is still a breeze. Pair them with a simple cocktail dress or a pair of dark jeans to up your game.

Available online. RM650.


Esprit Good Collection Sweater

If a pair of jeans is your choice for the night, then ditch the tee and put on this sweater from the Good Collection. The blue and orange provide a pop of colour, and the oversized silhouette gives a fun and spontaneous feel to your entire outfit.

Available at all Esprit stores. RM249.90.

Schwarzkopf Osis+ Hairspray

Keep your hair in check with this hairspray that has an instant dry formula and diffuser that releases an ultra-fine flexible holding mist that’ll leave your hair feeling natural and not sticky. Your hair will remain bouncy and in-shape until the end of the night, and the best part is, it’s super easy to brush and clean out after as well.

Available at all Shins stores and online. RM41.


Innisfree My Palette Makeup

Go all out and get those bright colours for the festivities. The colours in this palette are vibrant and party-ready, and you can even customise your own palette with your favourite colours for blusher, foundation and eyeshadow. Plus, the palette itself is lightweight and fits easily in your clutch, making touch-ups a breeze.

Available at all Innisfree stores. Blusher powders, RM34; eyeshadows, RM24.