Office parties are a great time to get loose with your co-workers and have some fun together. But, some basic rules of professionalism still apply.
You can’t show up to the company holiday party looking like you’re about to go meet your friends at the bar. You have to find the balance between traditional work-appropriate attire and letting your hair down.
Here are some fun ideas for holiday party outfits to help you do just that!
1. Classic (and Classy) Holiday Red
Most women automatically think of their favorite red dress when the holiday season rolls around. It’s a classic go-to choice when you’re headed to a last-minute friendly gathering or going to your parent’s house.
But, some red holiday dresses are a little too far on the sexy side.
Be careful of the message you’re sending when slipping into your favorite red dress. You can tone down the sex appeal by pairing it with a nice shawl or a cardigan. This will cover you up a bit while making sure that you look and feel great.
2. Holiday Statement Pieces
Keep in mind that you don’t have to be decked out in red and/or green from head to toe. A few holiday statement pieces can go a long way.
Imagine how nice you’d look in your favorite (office-appropriate) black dress with a touch of hunter green added to it. Your holiday accessory may be a nice scarf, a pair of festive statement earrings, or a cool necklace.
If you’re not the biggest fan of big accessories, slip your dress on over a pair of tights that are a different color. This will glam up your look without putting you too far out of your comfort zone.
3. White on White
The fun thing about having a few holiday accessories in your closet is that they can match with so many different outfits. Instead of wearing them with a black dress, consider using them to highlight a sophisticated white on white look.
Actually, you may want to stick to just white and save the accessories for another part – that’s how amazing a white outfit can look on its own.
The trick is to find the ideal party dress that you can use in various situations. Or combine your favorite white pantsuit with a nice white blouse. The options are endless, but one thing is for sure: you’re going to look amazing!
4. A Perfectly Tailored Pantsuit
Speaking of a pantsuit, why not just wear a full suit to the holiday party? This may sound like the last thing you want to do, but give the idea a chance. Imagine showing up at the holiday party in an elegant, yet sexy suit that you’ve found just for this event.
It wouldn’t be the average suit you wear to conferences and important meetings. It would be something that’s tailored to hug your body in all the right places and show a little skin, too. Pair this with a fun top and go all-out with your hair and makeup, and you’re good to go!
5. A Blazer Dress
There’s a unique trend that’s taking over this holiday season.
It’s a blazer dress, which is the perfect way to blend a traditional pantsuit look with a cocktail dress. This look says that you’re professional and ready to party, and it definitely shows off your personal style, too!
Create the Best Holiday Party Outfits on a Budget
Good news – you don’t have to go all-out when creating your holiday party outfits. No matter if you’re just going to two company parties or if you have a full calendar of professional and personal events, you have more outfit possibilities in your closet than you think. The trick is to find them!
Start going through your closet now and pick out what you can use to create some fun outfits this holiday season. Then, identify the pieces that are missing and focus on finding those.
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