Putting together a holiday outfit can sometimes be stressful, especially if it’s for your office holiday party. So to help with that, I’ve put together some of my “best practices” for what to wear to your office holiday party!
Keep your audience in mind
Obviously this is extremely important. Although you’re technically outside of work, you still definitely need to keep in mind that you’re going to be around everyone in your company (upper management included). You’re not going to wear that tight red dress with a deep v-neck. It might be really cute and festive, and you probably look great…BUT it’s not an appropriate holiday outfit for your work party.
Think about textures and fabrics
If you’re really stumped on what to wear, think about holiday fabrics and textures. Velvet is HUGE this season, along with jacquard patterns and really all things plaid. Textures are just a great way to immediately feel more festive. I got this velvet jumpsuit in October, and knew it would be perfect for the holidays. I’m actually thinking about wearing it to an upcoming holiday party for a brand tomorrow.
Why jumpsuits work
Jumpsuits are a great option because they’re fashionable and easy to wear. Sure, they can be a bit inconvenient when you have to go to the bathroom, but they work. There’s just something about a good jumpsuit. They look chic and you don’t have to think too much when you’re putting together an outfit.
Throw on some heels and accessories to make your look fancier
Since there’s not much thinking involved with a jumpsuit, you do get an opportunity to play around with your shoes and accessories. I always throw on heels to lengthen my legs. Depending on the neckline of your jumpsuit, add a statement necklace or earrings to your look. And when all else fails, a bold lip always makes a look more dressed up!
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