15 ideas to look your best at the holiday party at work

#holidays 15 ideas to look your best at the holiday party at work

What to wear at the office holiday party at the office

In recent years, many work places celebrate their office holiday party in their meeting room. They either make it a potluck or outsource the cooking to a party service. These kind of work holiday partys at the office are tricky to dress for as they typically start at the end of business, or in the hour before. This means your outfit must do double-duty. It must work for your typical work duties, but should also have some holiday spirit or at least be switched into the holiday vibe by just swaping some accessories. You can’t block the restrooms for a full change at the office. 😉

Work appropriate holiday party outfits

Thus, riot your closet for items in holiday colors or colors close to the traditional holiday red, green, black and white. Typical holiday associated pattern like plaid are a good choice too. When you won’t have a meeting that day you may even dare to wear a sequin skirt, especially as anything with shine is a hot trend right now. When you are over 40, stay away from the holiday sweaters. They don’t look cute on anyone over nine. Tweet about this.

midlife woman in printed dress styled for a work holiday party eShakti printed dress with knotted Moda International cardigan, GNW tights, Manolo Blanik booties (all own) and wooden watch c/o Jord
over 40 woman in business casual holiday inspired outfit Red wool blazer with Oliveo chambray button-down shirt, London Jeans boyfriend jeans, Aldo leopard print pumps, pearl necklaces, Kieselstein Cord belt and H buckle (all own)midlife woman in plaid sheath with red cardigan for a winter work holiday party Moda International long silk cashmere cardigan worn over Ruby Belle plaid sheath dress with GNW knit tights, leopard statement necklace and Peter Kaiser  block heel pumps (all own)

mature woman in business casual plaid shirt with denim skirt Oliveo denim skirt with Oliveo button-down plaid shirt over layering top, beaded necklace, GNW tights, L.K. Bennett pumps, and GNW sweater knotted around the neck

middle aged woman in white leather pants and red sweater Newsport News leather pants, Anne Klein sweater, pearl necklaces, Kieselstein Cord belt, H buckle, and white Mary Janes (all own)

mature woman in a little red dress for a holiday office party eShakti motorcycle dress, GNW tight, Harley Davidson booties, Hermes collier de chien belt (all own) and layering top c/o Adea
#styleover50 woman in work outfit styled in holiday vibe Business casual Burberry plaid jacket, G-III suede skirt, GNW tight, Steve Madden Mary Janes, LV bucket bag, Oliveo button-down shirt, statement belt, and GNW sweater (all own)

over 40 lady in leather pants and blazer Moda International leather pants, Jones New York button-down shirt, pearlnecklaces, blazer, Kieselstein Cord belt, H buckle, and Esprit over-the-shoulder bag (all own)

woman in ageless office look Anne Klein sweater, G-III suede skirt, Hermes collier de chien belt, GNW tight, pearl necklace, and Peter Kaiser block heel pumps (all own)

mature woman in festive work outfit Festive outfit for an office holiday party with blazer, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, GNW tight, Harley Davidson booties, Tucker brocade skirt, silk scarf (all own) and statement necklace c/o Happiness Boutique

When you like these inspirations let your friends know by tweeting them to have a look at this post on great outfits for the holiday party at the office!

Holiday office party outfits made by swaping accessories

A little black dress is always a good idea, but hence bears the risk that many other colleagues have a good idea. 😉 This fact is especially true, as a LBD can easily swap the vibe by exchanging a scarf, dress pumps and pearl studs with chandelier earrings or a long Swarovski crystal statement necklace and pointy toe silver pumps.

over 40 year woman in plaid dress over sweater Plaid fit-and-flare dress c/o Voodoo Vixen over own GNW Luxe cashmere sweater, GNW tights and Clarks booties for the office

mature woman in work outfit Black boat neck dress c/o Covered Perfectly styled for a winter work outfit with own leopard print scarf, BCBG belt, GNW tights, and Valentino boots

You can find inspirations for a formal office holiday party at the link.

What kind of holiday party do you have at work? What are your fashion challenges? Let me know by commenting by email. I am curious how I can help you and add more on what you want to read more about.

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