Over the years I’ve attended a variety of office functions over the holidays. Some are more casual while others have been held at upscale restaurants and venues. On the of the things I’ve noticed is to dress up and dress modest. This is the time to pull out metallic and faux fur but not the time for low cut or backless tops or dresses. Today’s post includes not only inspiration but items you can order now and have delivered prior to the weekend! Whether you are attending a luncheon, dinner or cocktail soiree I hope these bring you a few more options for work appropriate outfits!
Consider the Occasion
If you are attending a luncheon you can transform a beautiful skirt into a more casual outfit by throwing on a sweater and simple coat. Metallic skirts can easily be dressed up or down depending on your top, shoes and accessories. I love being able to buy a piece that can be worn for a multitude of occasions. If you are heading to a dinner party, simply add a shell and faux fur cropped jacket then add a pair of heels. I love velvet during this time of year and a pair of velvet pumps are a staple this time of year.
Add Accessories for a Fun Touch
For a daytime party I would wear a structured bag while for an evening event I’d add a sparkly clutch. The best part about the season is being able to add sparkly touches without looking over the top. An embellished earring also is a great addition to your outfit. Bauble Bar has two lines I love their traditional line and one at a lower price point at Target. Both offer good quality and pieces with a little drama. You can also throw them on with a sweater and pair of dress pants if you prefer! Sometimes just a little goes a long way.
Keep Your Hair Polished
If I wear my hair down for an event my go to is vintage glamorous curls or stick straight locks. A sleek low bun or chignon is also a good choice if you are wearing statement jewelry. Don’t get me wrong, long natural curls or waves are beautiful all on their own but consider a blow out or sleek style for an office party. You can also add a simple embellished bobby pin (on sale for $3!) for a vintage 60’s style look!
I’ve rounded up tons of options for you guys from trousers to coats and accessories. Most online stores are offering discounts on shipping this time of year with many giving you free exchanges or returns. If you are unsure of the sizing, buy it in two and return the one that doesn’t fit! Remember, classic styles with a hint of glamour is never a bad path!