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Wear it Well: Office Holiday Party

Wear it Well: Office Holiday Party

By Megan Collins | Last Updated: Jun 23 2022 | 2 min read

While we don’t all get snow at the holidays, a flurry of parties is definitely on everyone’s weather report in December. 

Secret Santa shindigs, eight crazy nights, tree lightings…really any reason to get together over eggnog, we’ll take it. The list of celebrations is even longer than the month of December itself (I know I’m not the only one double-booked some nights, and I am really not that popular)! That’s why we’re tackling holiday party looks for every occasion over the next few weeks.

Up first? Your office holiday party.

With so many companies tightening their “frivolity” belts these days, we thought we’d start with an “in-office” or “right after work” holiday party outfit. If you’re headed somewhere shmancy with your work crew this year, by all means, throw on a suit, or even a tux. But for those transitioning right from work to fun mode, you need a color palette that transitions right along with you, and be ready with an accessory or two to pull out of your desk drawer when the time is right.

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To show some holiday cheer, stick with the classic holiday colors. Put on a pair of black dress pants, on top a light grey button up with festive red and purple polka dots. A rich red sweater pulls the look together. Keep things (relatively) conservative with wingtip oxfords, a black leather belt, and a gold watch, and to get you some extra personality points throw on a good ol’ fashioned Santa hat.*

Get the look >>

Red Sweater: Lacoste: $98

Grey button-up: Ted Baker: $148

Black Dress Pant: Nordstrom: $148

Black Oxfords: DSW: $150

Black Belt: Martin Dingman: $95

Gold Watch: Fossil: $145

*That said, be the guy who wears the Santa hat…not the guy who gets blasted drunk wearing the Santa hat. We all know the difference, right?

Tell us:

How crazy do your company’s holiday parties get?

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