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With the holiday season in full swing, I wanted to talk party attire today. The one occasion that I always find trickiest to dress for is the office cocktail party or dinner. While you’ll want to wear a festive outfit that turns heads, you also want to make sure that it’s professional and polished. I find that investing in higher-quality pieces are best because they allow for a better fit and overall look. One of the best places to look for festive attire that will make a good impression around your boss and co-workers is Saks OFF 5TH. With designer clothing and accessories currently on sale for up to 70% off, you’ll easily find a few party outfits by Christmas and New Year’s Eve – and you can score free shipping on orders over $99. I love when I can buy multiple looks at one retailer because it makes it easier to receive and try everything at once. If you still haven’t found that perfect look for work, I’m sharing my tips on what to wear to an office holiday party today.
1. Wear a simple blouse with a festive skirt
An embellished party skirt is one of the pieces I look forward to wearing most during the holidays, but it can be tricky to take this piece into the office. However, I find that pairing it with an understated blouse and closed toe heels make it feel more appropriate. I’m partial to wrap tops because they’re so versatile and can be worn from day to night. I was so excited when I found this L’Agence wrap bodysuit for over 60% off!
2. Stick to longer hemlines
I love a sparkly dress that makes a statement for any party, but I always look for one with a longer hemline for the workplace. It helps balance out the flashiness of sequins and makes it feel more polished. Plus, you can always layer on a tailored coat. This allows the sequins to peek out from underneath in a really chic way. Saks OFF 5TH has so many stunning sequin dresses on sale from my favorite brands, so you can grab an extra one to wear on New Year’s Eve!
3. Try a sleeved cocktail dress
Office holiday parties are great way to show more of your personality. I find that shorter cocktail dresses can work for dinner parties if it has sleeves. This is especially true for sequin dresses, bodycon silhouettes, and off the shoulder necklines.
4. Dress in layers
If you work in a more conservative office environment, dressing in layers is the best way to maintain your professionalism. It helps transition pieces that wouldn’t typically be appropriate for work to any office party. For instance, a turtleneck top with sequin trousers or a chunky sweater with leather leggings and knee-high boots always look so chic – and holiday ready!
5. Spruce up your look with accessories
You can always go the accessories route and add a chain bag or pair of festive heels to dress up your outfit. Snakeskin print, bold earrings, patent leather, and metallic finishes are all elements that make neutral outfits or LBDs pop.