How to: Dress for the Office Christmas Party
It’s coming into the silly season and a time when the weather heats up, champagne is popped and every restaurant is booked with office parties. This doesn’t mean you can cut loose with your co-workers like you would with your weekend friends
We have a list of how to stay stylish at your office event.
Day vs Night
This is an opportunity to show your personality that might not be able to normally at work. Keep in mind where the event is taking place- if its during the day go for a smart casual look. For a night time event go for a chic cocktail look.
If there is a theme, make an effort and stick to it-Nothing screams a bore then someone who doesn’t dress up.
There is still a certain dress code as this is your place of work.
Ladies: never wear clothes too revealing, dresses that are too tight or short. Leave this for when you are going out with your friends on the weekend.
Guys: Shorts, singlets and things are only for the weekend and beach.
It is always better to be over dressed so keep in mind that jeans and sneakers are not appropriate for an evening cocktails event.
Keep your style
Now this isn’t so much about clothing but about keeping you looking polished from the start of the event to the end. Too many drinks, not enough food and by the end you can look shabby, messy and not long till office gossip follows. Whether you work for a large company or small scale business ,you are your brand. Its always a good rule to never be the last to leave.
This is a big one for both men and women.
It might seem like a strange thing to add but this can make or break an evening. As the weather warms up and if your party is outside try to wear natural fabrics- silks, cotton, modal, linen these will breathe and wont leave you over heated or limit those unsightly sweat makes
Work to Play
Need to go straight to the event from work? You can quickly update your look
Men; Add a flower lapel and/or pocket square and take off your tie to change the look of your suit
Women: Add a bright coloured necklace, a large clutch and high heels for a quick makeover.
Its is the party season so a great time to wear colour and sequins- don’t go over board as you don’t want to end up looking like a Christmas bauble.