The trousers are somewhere between trouser and legging and the fact that they're quite hugging makes legs look slimmer and longer (similar here or here). The black trousers are perfect as you can style them with almost any colour. This specific top from Topshop was chosen because of the large quantity of silver embroidery which went nicely with the clutch. The blazer from H&M (similar here) I wore on top was also black to compliment the trousers. It also had grey cuffs which could be seen as subtly matching the silver theme.
It's quite easy to make an outfit smart by using a fancy top such as this and adding a few good accessories! This Clutch is a real conversation piece. The detail is incredible and it definitely adds an elegant and luxurious element to any outfit! The Signet Ring although Chunky is equally elegant due to the classic look and the reflecting facets. For earrings I picked something more than studs, but not too large as there was already some bold pieces in the outfit! Finally the shoes. If the trousers didn't make my legs look longer, these beauties from Asos definitely did thanks to the extra 4 inches of height they add. Although they are not the most comfy shoes to wear, the fact that they contain flecks of green and pink ensured they stood out from the predominantly silver and black look.
I hope these H&M x Balmain Look Books have given an insight into my party outfit taste and also perhaps given some inspiration!
Thanks for Reading! :)