Whether it’s the highlight of your festive calendar or you’d prefer to stay home watching The Grinch instead, your office (or non-office work related space) Christmas party is no doubt almost here. And with this annual date in the diary comes a pretty common big outfit dilemma: What does one wear when you want to feel stylish and festive but still partly professional.
The office Christmas party provides you with the opportunity to show your colleagues a different side of yourself and make an impressions on those who you may not deal with on a day to day basis. It’s often one of the few occasions you can really inject your personality into your work attire, especially if you work in a profession that requires a uniform or suit!
And whether you work for a corporate company or in a trendy office, it pays to dress in accordance with the overall vibe of the party. To help you make the right choice, we’ve whittled down six winning (and easy) outfits formulas that you can rely on for any upcoming work party. Now you just have to decide which you love more! Happy dressing…
Style Notes: There’s something so pleasing about a classic white tee worn with a dressier bottom half. Make like Marilyn and go for a fancy mini skirt and even fancier heels.
COS does one of the best white T-shirts around. Fact.
You could also easily wear this in the daytime with a chunky knit, tights and boots.
You’ll wear these all party season long.
Add statement earrings for added sparkle.
Style Notes: Add an instant injection of fun to even the simplest look by introducing a bold printed piece. Easily pair with neutrals, or if you’re ready to up the ante, why not add a matching co-ord into the mix. Not only are they easy to style, but a matching set already has a put together feel.
You can also wear this with jeans or tailored trousers.
Just add heels to make them more dressy.
Slinky heels are the way to go when you want to inject some wow into your look.
A vintage Chanel bag is always a winner. I’d quite like this one for Christmas please Santa!
Style Notes: Monikh is the OG ambassador for the slip skirt and she’s continuing her love well into 2024 by the looks of things. For a high-low look, pair it with a knit in a similar tone (button a cardi or wear a silk cami underneath) and add mules or heeled boots.
Style it as a top, just like Monikh.
Ghost always have the best silky skirts.
A great pair of gold hoops will be your most loyal accessory.
Choose fun heels in neutral shades to tie the whole look together.
Style Notes: Sometimes, the best route to take is to embrace party season in all its glory. Of course, this means sequins. Emili takes it up a notch with coloured sequins and clashes her heels for an outfit that’ll guarantee all eyes are firmly on her. I love it!
Whatever shade you go for, bright sequins will always ensure you standout.
Because everything pink wins this season.
The more the merrier when it comes to sparkles this year.
Style Notes: The the simple outfit that never fails, so why fix it? Grece takes the classic pairing one step further, though, and goes for rhinestone jeans and a sheer top (anything sheer is key right now). If you feel like you want a bit more coverage, choose a silk top or a high-neck blouse.
A silky cami will always do the trick.
This slightly slouchy velvet blazer feels so fresh.
These are so fun! Also wear with a chunky knit and boots if you’re heading for a pub lunch.
Style Notes: If unsure of the vibe, opt for a black dress. Be it a mini (like Chloe’s bandeau style), a midi or a maxi, just throw on a blazer and you can remove it as the night gets going.
The bow detail on this mini adds an extra party-appropriate touch.
This comes in so many great colourways.
A classic never fails.
Buy now, love forever.
Style Notes: Not into minis? This is the grown-up way to do sequins. The perfect office-to-party look, make like Babba and pair a sequin midi skirt with a thin knitted sweater and simple heels. Swap in knee-high boots if you don’t want to go bare legged!
Navy is a great alternative to black but is just as smart.
The deep shade of this skirt is just gorgeous.
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.