The key to office party wear is simply finding the right balance between being both professional and stylish. With careful planning, style curating and a bit of sartorial alchemy, you can transform your wardrobe into one worth celebrating.
Can you believe it’s October already? It feels like the year has literally flown by. Soon those office party invitations are going to start rolling in. And, of course, something on everyone’s mind is, “What should I wear to my year-end office party?”
Santa’s sexy helper is a big no-no!
Girls, please stay clear from inappropriate outfit choices. Choosing the perfect outfit can be so utterly daunting at times, but before you commit a fashion faux pas or find yourself stuck in an absolute style rut – pay attention, because I have you covered!
My edit of office party style is your shortcut to an effortlessly elegant social life. Injected with just the right amount of aplomb, you’ll never fail to hit the style mark!
Are you ready to take the stress out of looking stylish?
Here is my handy office party style guide with some style inspiration to get you started:
The Cocktail Attire
Navigate your way through the festive season with a tasteful little black dress (LBD). Every woman should own a few LBDs – an essential part of a perfectly curated wardrobe. Avoid extremely short hemlines and opt for one that finishes at or above the knee.
The perfect mix of Masc & Fem
Experiment with masculine or feminine styles by pairing your elegant leather separates with soft feminine pieces that you can wear into the next season and beyond. Choose leather in muted neutral tones and stay clear of vibrant hues.
Understated elegance is the name of the game. Sleek tailored suits or pencil skirts paired with delicate blouses are refined and tasteful. If you don’t own a few, hang your head in style-less shame and, go on, get shopping!
The tastemaker’s secret style weapon? Details that add the right amount of luxe and glamour to your wardrobe.
Luxurious fabrics paired with delicate jewels are utterly divine. Go for high-quality materials and beautifully-cut essentials in dark jewel tones like deep emerald, ruby or sapphire.
The Finishing Touch
A little sparkle is always acceptable. Remember to add some beautifully constructed accessories that will deliver the perfect touch of sparkle to your look. Statement necklaces, dazzling earrings and glittering bracelets are style game-changers and add the ultimate finishing touches.
The Sole Mate
Want to be fabulously heeled? Pumps and sandals are universally flattering and will stand you in good stead.
Don’t waste another hot minute! Head over to my Office Party Edit on Pinterest for my complete holiday style guide.
‘Tis the season to sparkle!
Style Guide: The Office Party Edit on All4Women
Source: Written by Kumari Govender for All4Women