It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s also cold. And the annual holiday work party is just around the corner. Have you thought about what you’re going to wear? Because we have!
Whether you’re planning on attending a swanky soirée, a casual get-together or an ugly sweater party, we’ve got a healthy serving of holiday outfit inspiration for your holiday work party, ladies and gents.
The Swanky Soirée
Guys, go simple and classic. A great-fitting pant in Charcoal (our Custom Fit Flat Front does the job) and a patterned shirt with a sport-coat is a nice updated alternative to an old navy suit. Ties are optional, but your shoes and your belt need to match. Rock this look and you’ll be sure to impress your co-workers and friends.
Ladies, try a twist on a classic holiday color by choosing a deeper version of our favorite seasonal hues, such as burgundy or emerald green. Office party outfit tip: go for a combination of totally appropriate AND lovely. Avoid serious cleavage and anything that is too short. Plus, you’ll want to be comfortable so that you can actually, you know, have a little fun. Our Natural Fit Pull-On Kate Skinny is the ideal holiday pant. Pair them with a beautiful blouse and pumps. Because they’re button and zipper free, they’ll lay down perfectly underneath your top. (So flattering!)
The Casual Get-Together
For striking the perfect balance between “not too casual” and “looking nice, but not too stuffy,” we prefer a darker denim.
Guys, layers make you look like you know what you’re doing. A light crewneck sweater goes over a button down. You look good; you feel good. You’re done. (Want more excellent winter-wear tips? David’s got you covered. No pun intended.)
Ladies, statement necklaces are becoming jewelry box staples, but consider this new trend: statement shoes. An incredible pair of ankle booties. A stiletto-heeled style will mirror the silhouette of pumps. Carefully curated accessories and a festive top will elevate your denim from day-time to party-time.
The Ugly Sweater Party
The beautiful glory of the classic holiday sweater. Must-have: a holiday pattern. Bonus points for a 3-D affect such as jingle bells or even better—lights!
Some companies take a fun approach toward holiday parties with an “ugly Christmas sweater” theme. If you’re included in this lucky bunch, then our recommendation is simple: COMMIT TO IT.
This is supposed to be fun! If your ears are pierced, up the ante with holiday jewelry. Guys, if you’re brave enough, put a terrible turtle-neck under that sweater.
Show the boss that you’ve got the confidence to wear grandma’s finest. Add in your favorite pair of jeans, one eggnog (this is a work thing after all) and enjoy it. It’s fun to gather with our co-workers outside of the office, be creative and laugh at ourselves now and again.
What’s your holiday office party like? Tell us your best holiday style suggestions in the comments below!