Life Hacks #17 -- Getting Ready for an Office Christmas Party for Which You Are Unprepared
- Oct 31, 2019
Don't Worry—I've Found Your Office Christmas Party Outfit for You
Reminder: Your annual company Christmas party is just around the corner. So what are you planning on wearing? Don't panic—we're here to help you tackle the issue head-on.
Whether you work in a straight-laced environment or in a trendy (likely loft-based) office, your attire needs to echo that of the company whilst still looking chic. In these instances, it's important to dress in a way that makes the right impression on colleagues you may not deal with day-to-day. That said, it's one of the few occasions you can really inject your personality into your work attire, and when you love clothes like we do, that's not an opportunity you want to let pass you by.
To help you navigate the sartorial waters, we've decoded exactly what to wear to your company Christmas party, depending on your kind of workplace. From gorgeous dresses to chic suiting, keep scrolling to shop the looks guaranteed to have people talking around the coffee machine the morning after (for all the right reasons, of course).
Smart-casual is the holy grail of dress codes, as it basically gives you a free pass to wear whatever you want (sports tops aside, that is). Never one to turn down an opportunity to dress up, we'll be following Lucy Williams's lead with a satin blouse tucked into edgy leather trousers.
This blouse looks significantly more pricy than it actually is.
Straight-leg cuts look incredibly flattering on all body types.
Big enough for your keys, phone, debit card and lipstick (what else would you need?).
Lace courts will add gloss to any outfit. Invest in them now, and you'll wear them all season long.
Whether your party is set to be quite formal or if clients will be in attendance, consider a midi dress your go-to. It's effortlessly elegant, and if you're dashing from your desk straight to the party, it'll cut your getting-ready time in half while still making it look as if you've put in all the effort. Just add a faux-fur stole to keep the chill at bay.
This delicate pink hue will suit everyone.
No party outfit would be complete without statement earrings.
Wear this as a stole after dark or pair it with a blazer, jeans and loafers during the day.
Work in a pretty straight-laced environment? Then we recommend wearing something that isn't too far removed from your usual get-up. Thankfully, there are plenty of gorgeous trouser suits to be had this party season. Look for fancy textures or prints to make it feel less 9-to-5.
Wear this blazer sans blouse underneath to give it a glamorous spin.
These strides will look just as sleek paired with a camel roll-neck after the fact.
Give your suit a playful spin with bright arm candy.
Slingbacks strike the perfect balance between sexy and sophisticated.
If your workplace is one of those über-hip places, don't be afraid to let your outrageous side come out. A sequinned skirt is a firm party season fixture, but for a next-level look, pair it with a printed top and kitschy accessories.
Tuck this blouse into anything—from jeans to pencil skirts.
This waist-cincher is giving Gucci belts a run for their money this party season.
Video: HOLIDAY LOOK BOOK 2017 | Party Outfit Ideas | Christmas & New Year
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