If you are getting excited about your upcoming end of the year work Christmas party, then you’ve also probably started to give thought to your outfit. Obviously, you want to keep it appropriate for work, but at the same time this is a chance to dress up and have some fun with your outfit.
Here are some tips to use as you plan out your outfit, or you could seek the help of a personal stylist for business women who can plan it for you.
Transition from Day to Night
Some people don’t want to have to deal with a full wardrobe change. Perhaps you won’t get a chance to go home and change before the party, which means you need to be able to transition from your day clothes to your party clothes. In this case think versatility.
Opt for something like a simple black skirt or a pair of black pants during the day that can act as the perfect anchor piece to your party outfit. By throwing on a jewel-toned blouse, a sparkly necklace, and some simple black pumps, you’ll be ready for the party.
The Perfect Cocktail Dress
When it comes to the perfect piece of clothing for your office party, the cocktail dress is the universal pick. Not only will this dress work for the Christmas party, it can be worn to so many other events, which means you’ll get your money’s worth. A black cocktail dress is the most traditional way to go, as it allows you to dress it up with accessories instead. If you want to look festive, a metallic or red dress is a great way to go. Sequins and sparkles can also help to add interest to a cocktail dress.
Pick a Great Jacket/Blazer
Perhaps you’ve got a dress at home that you’ve worn to an evening event and you feel it’s a bit too low cut in the back or you don’t like that it is strapless. Here’s an opportunity to re-use a piece of clothing you already have and update the look. Pair the dress with a fabulous blazer, jacket, or cardigan and you will feel comfortable and stylish all night.
This also works for a blouse or tank top that you want to wear but needs a bit more coverage with it.
The Same Rules Apply
One thing to keep in mind as you plan your office party outfit is that it is still a work event. This means that the office rules as far as attire goes, still apply. You probably won’t want to wear that low cut mini dress to the office party, as you will be standing there with your co-workers and your boss.
A Little Planning Will Pay Off
With just a bit of planning and consideration you’re sure to put together the perfect office Christmas party look that is festive, fun, and office appropriate. So, all that is left to do is to relax and enjoy the party!