Tis the season, and as you know, office holiday parties are in full effect, but sometimes picking the right outfit can be tricky. On the one hand, you want to step out of your normal work attire and wow your coworkers, but on the other hand, you have to remember it's a work function, and you are still a representative of the company. Whether it's holiday-themed or something a little more formal, there are different ways to stand out in the crowd, all while looking festive, polished, and professional.
Here are some ideas for those of you who may spend the day in the office before the festivities. Don't worry; we've found the best ways to transform your 9 to 5 wear to something seasonally appropriate.
From the office to the party
The holiday season is the best time for velvets, prints, and bling! What's great about these looks, they're interchangeable. Not only can they be worn to a board meeting, you can head straight to the party for those much needed holiday drinks with your coworkers.
Formal party? Don't worry!
Before heading to your favorite store or pulling your best threads from your closet, make sure you confirm the dress code for the event. Most company holiday parties are casual; however, some are more formal. Ladies, if you decide to wear a dress or skirt, make sure your hemline hits your knees. You want to make sure it's not too tight or short. Gentlemen, make sure your pants and shirts are pressed and shoes polished. The party may only be for a few hours, but your appearance will last with upper management for the following days to come. Here are some classic looks for the formal festivities.
Don't stress yourself out about what to wear for the holiday festivities. One way to pick the right look is to place yourself in management's shoes, "If I was management and saw that outfit, how would it make me view that employee?" You want to ensure you follow the 3 C's, keeping your attire classy, comfortable, and conservative. Remember, holiday parties are a time to bond with your coworkers and celebrate the best year ahead!
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