Deciding what to wear for a work party can sometimes be tricky, especially when it comes to the big one held for the holiday season. While you want to look great for the occasion, it’s also important to maintain a professional look to a certain degree. Work Christmas parties often call for you to still look professional – especially if it’s held in the office – but you don’t want to turn up wearing your regular work clothes either. Thankfully, you can still look amazing for the party in an outfit that’s suitable to wear for work during the day as well. Here are some tips to keep in mind.
If your office Christmas party is straight after the end of a normal day at the office, you’re better off wearing something that can easily take you from day to night. Use layers to your advantage so that you can add or remove them to change how you look between the working day and the party. For example, you can change the way that a plain shirt looks by adding a colorful blazer or a scarf.
Most of the time, office Christmas parties are held at the end of a regular working day – so you won’t be able to just wear your normal party dress because the outfit you choose needs to be suitable for work too. Unless you work in an office with a casual dress code, the best way to get around this is by wearing a little more color than you normally would. Simple things like wearing a colorful skirt instead of a plain dress or a brighter bag instead of your usual plain one can be a great way to make sure that you’re both professional and party-ready.
Accessories can take your plain work outfit from professional to party-ready, so put some more effort than usual into items like jewellery and shoes. A pair of designer shoes can certainly give your outfit more interest and they can be suitable for both the office and partying later. The new Valentino shoes at SSENSE include some great options like rockstud slingback heels that can easily take you from day to night.
If you want to get more dressed up for the office Christmas party but don’t want to wear your party outfit for work all day, another popular option is to simply bring a new outfit or new fashion pieces to change into later. For example, you might want to keep your smart work pants on but change out of a plain blouse into a sequinned off-the-shoulder top. You can always leave your extra clothes at your desk to pick up at the end of the party or when you are next back in work after the holidays.
Dressing for a work party can be tricky as you want to look good, but you need to choose an outfit that will be suitable for the work day before the celebrations.
And if it’s cold don’t forget to Grab Your Coat! Also, fingers crossed that parties will be allowed by Christmas.
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