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Is there a better excuse to dress up?
The 44th installment of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is just around the corner and with the best of Irish and international talent taking over 60 of the city’s finest venues from Friday, October 28th until Monday, October 31st, we’ll be needing plenty of outfit inspiration for the busy bank holiday weekend ahead.
Whether you’re hitting a jazz brunch or nipping out to a secret gig, catching the best of the live acts on the street, or tearing up the dancefloor until the wee hours, you’ll find just the party piece (or pieces) on Opera Lane.
Cork’s premier fashion destination is fully stocked with gorgeous new finds festooned with flashy fringing, sumptuous sequins, and rich velvet so it’s the ideal spot for a little pre-party splurge before the fun begins.
Here are five suggestions:
FOR JAZZ BRUNCH
Cosy up in a comfy cardi for the best meal of the day. Monogrammed Relaxed-Fit Cardigan, €179.90, Tommy Hilfiger, Opera Lane
FOR IMPROMPTU SWING DANCING
Show off your moves in this delightfully twirly mini dress in sequined, fringed mesh: Fringe-hem dress, €49.99, H&M, Opera Lane
FOR THE BIG THEATRE SHOW
Heading to Cork Opera House or The Everyman? Go as glam as these grand old buildings in luxe velvet: Navy Frill Corset Top, €53, River Island, Opera Lane.
FOR CITY STREET STROLLS
Comfort is key here – long walks through Cork’s buzzing streets call for a warm coat with roomy pockets. Bright Blue Teddy Double Breasted Coat, €69.99, New Look.
FOR THE FESTIVAL CLUB AT THE MET
Cork’s Metropole Hotel has always been the hub of the Jazz Festival and if you’re not venue hopping, break out a showstopping shoe: Sequin Platforms, €94, River Island, Opera Lane.