Your Office Holiday Party Wardrobe Is Sorted
"Heading straight from work to the celebration? This ensemble is simple, but it feels just fancy enough for cocktails," says Madden. Swap out your daytime shoes for a fancier velvet heel if you must—and if you feel like dressing up your outfit with a statement bag, consider a weekly rental from Village Luxe.
"While a slinky slip dress might usually feel like a bit much for a work function, adding a turtleneck underneath gives it a cool factor and a bit more coverage," says the fashion editor. Besides, you won't get cold if the wind is howling outside. Pair this simple ensemble with statement pumps and a bag.
"A maxi dress is more dramatic than something you might wear to a typical meeting, but for after hours, it's the ideal piece," explains Madden. "It's dramatic, but when it's paired with more grounded picks like sleek ankle boots and a fitted jacket, it all comes together." We particularly love this option if you're looking to dress down a favorite dress that gets little wear throughout the year.
"If you're looking to wear jeans to your office get-together, stick to a dark hue in a kick flare or skinny," explains the fashion editor. "A fancier top will help balance out the casual pants, and heels make for the perfect finishing touch to the look." Step it up a notch with tuxedo-style pants, and let your accessories make your outfit shine.
"Ready to show off your styling skills? Try pairing a floaty midi dress with heeled boots that hit at mid-calf or above the knee," says Madden. "Then, add a pair of eye-catching statement earrings to polish off the ensemble." This outfit formula is unexpected, daring, and cool.
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