Tis the season for the holiday office party. Do you know what to wear to yours? Holiday office party attire can be difficult to navigate for a variety of reasons. You need to consider the venue, the weather, and most importantly, your daily office dress code.
Here are a few tips to help you pick what to wear to your office holiday party:
#1: No Jeans
It’s the holidays! It’s time to be festive! An office party is an opportunity to show your coworkers (and your bosses) just how classy and professional you are. At the same time, don’t overdress. You want to show your coworkers that you can dress appropriately for an occasion. No need show up in a ball gown and a fur stole to dinner.
#2: It’s December, and Baby It’s Cold Outside
You will not have any fun if you spend the entire night being cold. You can wear pants and still be chic and fashionable. Add a festive top (as I did with a jeweled collar blouse) and fun jewelry. If you still want to wear a dress, consider tights or wear a coat that can be a part of your outfit if you choose to keep it on all night.
#3: Remember Your Daily Dress Code!
If you are not allowed to wear sleeveless tops at the office, don’t wear sleeveless tops to the party. It could end up being acceptable, but do you want to be the only one there showing skin? Keep your make-up simple and work appropriate – this is not the time to experiment with false eyelashes.
Holiday parties are a great opportunity to have fun and bond with your coworkers outside of the office. But remember, you will have to go back to the office on Monday, so dress appropriately, keep a two-drink limit, and stay classy.
Here are a few examples of what to wear to your office holiday party: