Tips that help transform you from office chic to nighttime
The holiday season is hectic enough, without the added pressure of
having to look fabulous. All the family dinners, office parties, and
special events are enough to put even the most style savvy fashionista off
her eggnog. You don't have to spend a fortune on a holiday wardrobe- just
follow these tips and tricks to get you through the season.
If your dress code at work is super conservative, make your suit do
double duty- wear a well fitted, excellently cut suit with a simple white
button down shirt for work, and change into a velvet bustier, sparkly
shell, or silk blouse before you leave the office. Just leave your suit
jacket open to show off your sexy attire. Tuxedo style looks are big
this holiday season. Look for a tuxedo style jacket and a lace-trimmed
shirt for an elegant party look.
Look for some glamorous pieces that can fit easily into your current
wardrobe. Try wearing a sparkly cami underneath your work jacket or
blazer- at the party ditch your blazer and show off some glitz. For an
understated evening look, invest in some luxe fabrics like silk tops, lace
trimmed shirts, or pants with details like sequins. Pair these with the
work wear you already have like slim fitting black turtlenecks, pencil
skirts, or well-cut black trousers. Keep the glitter to one item only-
we want your personality to shine, not just the clothes.
With more and more work places introducing a casual dress code, it can
be hard to figure out what the boundaries are. Bottom line: no matter
the dress code, you still need to look appropriate both at work and at
play. Denim can help on both fronts- dark denim with a straight leg is
always a good option and goes easily from day to night. Pair it with a
sexy top and switch your basic black pumps for something a little
strappy for evening. Black boots with a high, thin heel are classic; they go
with everything from jeans to dresses.
Accessorize your look
Accessories are a simple, and easy way to instantly change your look.
Give instant glam to your work looks by adding some sparkly accessories,
like earrings, and a great necklace. Try wearing a metallic or
belt with your black pants, or throw on a beaded shrug to instantly
bring some glitz to your office attire. Leave your bulky work tote bag
in your car or at the office, and carry a beaded clutch to the party
Use these tips to save your sanity and your wallet, and look fabulous
for the holidays!