Dressing to impress... your colleagues.
We know what you’re thinking, whether it's up there with the highlight of your festive calendar or quite frankly, you’d rather be anywhere else, obligatory office Christmas parties are coming and we're here to lighten the dressing-load, at the very least.
While work Christmas party might mean talking shop briefly with Dave in Accounts, it can give you with the opportunity to show your colleagues a different side to your style and impress others who you may not deal with on the regular.
If you happen to work in a straight-laced, 'suit and tie' environment or in a more casual and chilled office, it's your chance to inject some personality into your work attire. But that said, it's equally important to play by the rules and dress in accordance with the overall vibe of the party. (No one enjoys being over-dressed!)
Below, you'll find four fail-safe outfits that will guarantee you make the right impression, regardless of your type of workplace.
The VElvet Slip Dress
Dressy enough, but not too much so - a velvet slip is your ultimate friend when the dress code isn't crystal clear. Pair with simple accessories and a leather jacket for an elevated, but not try-hard ensemble.
Noa Dress, €250, All Saints - SHOP
Gold Flared Heel, €52, Topshop – SHOP
The Jazzy Top And Jeans
Consider this the festive edition of your trust nice top and jeans pairing! Still very much in a comfort zone, but all the while committed to the sparkle.
Sequin Appliquéd Top, €29.95, Zara – SHOP
High-rise straight-leg jeans, €410, Goldsign – SHOP
Vamp heeled shoes, €39.95, Zara – SHOP
The Party Pants
Perhaps not for the faint of heart, but wearing boldly patterned pants will ensure you're the talk of the office the morning after.... for all the right reasons!
Sequinned leggings, €29.95, Zara – SHOP
Wrap blazer, €195, Boutique by Topshop - SHOP