Isn’t it amazing to think that another year has flown by? We’re now well and fully into autumn, and the holiday season will be here a lot faster than you think! With it comes the much-anticipated office holiday party. It’s not just another day at the office; it’s a chance to let loose, celebrate accomplishments, and socialize with your colleagues and bosses in a more relaxed and laidback setting.
If you’re attending your very first holiday office party, though, you might be wondering what to wear. Striking the perfect balance between professional and festive can be a challenge, but don’t worry! Here are a few fashion tips that can help you navigate the transition from your usual workday attire to your office’s holiday soirée:
Daytime Chic: Balancing Professionalism and Style
Most office holiday parties typically take place during work hours, which is why it’s important to start with an outfit that seamlessly transitions from the desk to the dance floor. Think of it as a day-to-night transformation, but with your wardrobe.
When selecting your daytime ensemble, choose something that reflects your personal style–but keep your workplace’s dress code in mind. You can go with a tailored blazer and pair it with a chic blouse and well-fitting trousers, or opt for a knee-length dress–both are excellent options. Choose festive yet work-appropriate colors that reflect the season, such as deep reds and greens. Alternatively, you can go with choices that you simply can’t go wrong with, like classic black or an all-white ensemble.
Accessorizing for Impact: Sparkle Without Overdoing It
Accessorizing is the key to transforming a daytime look into an evening-ready ensemble. However, remember the golden rule: less is more. You want to sparkle, not blind your colleagues with an array of bling.
A baguette tennis bracelet is a beautiful accessory that is understated, yet impactful. It’s perfect for office events! Here at SUZANNE KALAN, we offer several options:
- The Linear Diamond Baguette Tennis Bracelet is an excellent choice for the consummate minimalist. In this setting, 1.75 carats of baguette diamonds are arranged in a horizontal pattern that catches the light from every angle. It’s available in 18K yellow, white, or rose gold. We recommend going with white gold for a gorgeous fluid effect.
- Going with an all-black ensemble? Match your jewelry to your outfit with a Shimmer Black Sapphire Baguette Tennis Bracelet. Also available in 18K yellow gold, white gold, or rose gold, this piece features 7.50 carats of black sapphire baguettes that have been vertically set, alternating with 1.31 carats of round white diamonds.
- Wear your joy for the season on your wrist with the Frenzy Rainbow Sapphire Baguette Tennis Bracelet. This exquisite piece features 6.60 carats of baguette cut sapphires in all the colors of the rainbow, along with 1.07 carats of round white diamonds. The stones are meticulously arranged in a mesmerizing and unique pattern that truly makes this bracelet extraordinary. It’s available in 18K yellow gold or rose gold.
- In the mood for something that’s sure to turn heads? Consider the Classic Diamond Triple Row Baguette Tennis Bracelet. This guaranteed stunner is available in 18K white gold and features a whopping 8.60 carats of baguette diamonds in an uneven setting that’s sure to start more than a few conversations at the party.
In addition to a baguette tennis bracelet, you can further adorn yourself with a subtle clutch, a statement necklace, or a tasteful wristwatch for that perfect finishing touch.
Footwear: The Cinderella Moment
Your choice of footwear can make all the difference when it comes to transitioning your outfit from office-ready to party-chic. Going to the event in the same sensible flats or loafers that you wear to the office simply won’t do!
Instead, endeavor to bring a pair of statement heels to the office on the day of the party. Just keep them under your desk until it’s time to break them out. When choosing which pair to bring, consider the outfit that you’re going to be wearing. Classic pumps or strappy sandals are solid choices–just make sure that they’re comfortable enough to last through the night.
Layering: An Easy Way to Transform Your Look
Layering can be a particularly strategic move if you want to dramatically change your look from day to night. Wore a blazer or a cardigan to the office? Lose it when the clock strikes party time! Revealing a stylish top or a well-fitted dress underneath can instantly transform your entire look. It might just be enough for people not to notice that you’re actually wearing the same outfit.
Navigating the transition from a day at the office to a festive evening requires a thoughtful approach to your attire. Remember, it's about finding that sweet spot between professionalism and celebration. By strategically choosing your daytime outfit and making subtle yet impactful changes, you can seamlessly go from work mode to party mode.