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Creation of a holiday outfit for an office party that is both suitable for work and festive – and that takes you from morning to night – is challenging without the right inspiration. Whether it’s adding a few extra layers over one dress which you can throw away after hours, or replace your basic pumps with fancy ones heelsthere are plenty of simple tricks to use to achieve the right holiday party look.
From playing with the color palette to mixing specific prints and materials, the upcoming outfits deliver just the right amount of glamor and sophistication for your next party. Most of these ideas involve coordinating your ensemble around a central statement that is still understated, such as a pair of colored tights or statement boots. For each ensemble, there’s also a link to the pièce de résistance to help you achieve your most holiday-ready wardrobe.
Whether you aim to accent your favorite plaid suit with feather embellished stilettos; match yours scarlet lip for a textured cranberry midi skirt; pinch the waist of a classic sweater dress with a black belt to highlight your height leather boots; or give your new rhinestone-studded denim a boost with a basic body suit, click through to find the combination that best speaks to the party-goer in you this season. Then explore some affordable designer gifts if you don’t want to arrive empty-handed. After all, why not accessorize with one stylish gift when you show up to the party?
— Additional reporting by Nikita Charuza