Post-Partying Survival

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 Top Tips for Post-Partying Survival 

It’s 8am, the alarm is off but the alcohol has woken your body up after four hours sleep. Not ideal. If you’re anything like me then you’ll have barely left the dance floor between the hours of 11pm and 4am. Great fun, but your face (and every other muscle in your body) is feeling it, ugh.

Help, then, is dutifully required, both internally and aesthetically. Because everyone knows that the trick is if you make yourself feel good on the outside, then it’s bound to make you feel better on the inside… right?

After discovering the wonderful elixir of life that is green tea (good enough to ease the worst of last night’s jaeger and rosé mix), I always – eventually – spring back to life after a night on the town. Perfect. So dosed up, we can now emerge into the daylight again!

check coat10am hits and it’s time to whizz, sorry no, schlepp, off to brunch for bouts of orange juice and eggs – fave brunch spots include Cosy Club and Côte (you seriously need to try their Crêpe Complète). But, naturally, you can’t do this without the perfect outfit.

As much as pyjamas seem like the better option, there really is nothing better than pulling on an outfit that makes you say ‘hurrah, I’ve triumphed over the hangover!’.

So let’s start from the top and work our way down.

Oversized Sunglasses: absolutely essential if you’re going to get through the day seeming normal. Whatever you do, do not take them off. Even if you’re in a dark restaurant (people may also mistake you for an undercover celeb/spy, which is always encouraged…).

Interesting Earrings: Honestly, the more accessories the better. Distraction is key and people are magpies. If you give them enough to look at, they’ll not notice your red eyes and unbrushed hair.

Chunky Knitwear: Anyone who has followed me these past few months will know my obsession with knitwear, chunky to be precise. Make sure it’s a polo neck too, that way you can progressively recoil into it as the tiredness kicks in (or if you’re just reeling from embarrassment watching your snapchat/insta story).

Eye-catching Coat:  Again, for the same reasons as the earrings. We need to keep your audience absorbed in other things. Checks are huge this winter, and perfect for Operation Distraction.

Statement Trousers: A-ha! The perfect piece of clothing for days like today. I think you’re getting the hang of this by now. The more we can de-focus on the face/hair/general state of being, the more we are mastering the art of post night-out survival.

Trainers: Comfort. No more need be said.

Appropriate brunch attire done, food is your next port of call. But now you’ve got your nice outfit on, don’t slob into any old café (as touched on earlier). Oh no, the completion of a good night out can only end in a lovely breakfast spot – ideally somewhere with free wifi so you can keep updated on the several whatsapp messages discussing the night’s events…

Happy Survival! xoxo 


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What I’m Wearing

Coat | Topshop  (sale)

Jumper | H&M (similar)

Trousers | New Look (similar here)

Earrings | M&S

Sunglasses | Céline

Bag | Gucci

Trainers | Pull & Bear



  1. Trevor Higley
    January 12, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    This is great! I can hear your voice through the entire post.

    • lydiatomlinson
      January 12, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      haha thanks Trev, that’s exactly what my mum said (not sure if that’s a good thing!!) xxx

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