10 Office Holiday Party Outfit Ideas

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10 Office Holiday Party Outfit Ideas
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Although office holiday party style can be tricky to navigate, the perfect ensemble will help you feel confident and festive. Aim for an outfit that’s distinctive from normal workwear but doesn’t detract from your professional image. Your outfit should be merry and bright but also appropriate. City sidewalks won’t be the only thing dressed in holiday style when you rock the party with pieces like these.

Out of the Ordinary Blazer
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Out of the Ordinary Blazer

Regular black blazers are ho-hum for the holidays. Instead, pick an eye-catching alternative that’s special for the occasion. A blazer with metallic sheen or sequined sparkle will shine like tinsel on the tree, but be careful not to overdo it. Other pieces should be simple to keep the focus on your statement blazer. Stay on-trend by adding leather skinny jeans and studded heels.

Out of the Ordinary Blazer
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Out of the Ordinary Blazer

Gold sequins at the office? Definitely during the holiday party. This cropped blazer adds the perfect festive touch to a regular all-black ensemble.

Cropped blazer, $52.50, available at Tulle

Patterned Skirt
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Patterned Skirt

If your office is more casual, try this monochromatic look. The patterned skirt adds festivity to keep the all-black ensemble looking fun, not dreary. Pair with an oversized sweater and tights to keep cozy and comfortable. Accessorize by piling on silver or black necklaces. A grey or black beanie completes this casual cool ensemble.

Patterned Skirt
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Patterned Skirt

The horizontal striping is slimming, and the gold details are a nice touch for the holidays. With black tights and heels, the gold will pop.

Skirt, $14.30, available at Lily White

Pop Art Dress
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Pop Art Dress

This retro look is a unique substitute to the typical holiday party neutrals. No matter what calamity ensues at the party, you’ll have fun and keep cool in bold colors and adventurous prints. Start with a bold pop art dress. Look for big prints and contrasting colors. Pair with a color-blocked blazer in similar hues. Keep accessories minimal, add bright lipstick and you’re set to have a fabulously fashionable night.

Pop Art Dress
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Pop Art Dress

Animal print and bold colors show off personal style and will put you in a festive mood. A long cut like this one maintains a professional image, but the leopard print is intriguing and fun, perfect for a celebration.

Dress, $70.00, available at Topshop

Teacup Skirt
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Teacup Skirt

An A-line skirt is flattering and delightfully festive for the shindig. Dazzle like Taylor Swift by adding a glittery sweater or shimmering shoes. Choose a skirt in a dark, solid shade to balance the sparkly pieces and avoid looking like a walking Christmas tree. For an understated look, skip the sparkle with a solid black turtleneck or basic beige blouse and classic pumps.

Teacup Skirt
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Teacup Skirt

Velvet details add to the whimsy of this swingy skirt. Dress it up with shimmering tights for the party and wear throughout the rest of the season with plain black tights.

Skirt, $54.99, available at Modcloth

Faux Fur Vest
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Faux Fur Vest

Fuzzy and warm faux-fur is a deceivingly extravagant look that’s actually effortless to put together. Pick a vest that fits snugly for the right amount of glitz. To find the right size, pull the vest closed and make sure there isn’t leftover fabric bunched in the back. If the material fits close all around, you’ve found a winner. To look sleek and ready to celebrate, take a cue from Olivia Palermo and stick with all black except one neon accessory. If you want to have fun with color, choose jewel tones, which will match the elegance of the vest.

Faux Fur Vest
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Faux Fur Vest

Lavish black faux fur takes any outfit to the next level because it looks so luxurious. Pair with skinnies in any color and layer over a satin blouse for texturized contrast.

Vest, $39.92, available at Chicwish

Snow Angel
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Snow Angel

Fashionista Blake Lively demonstrates how to glisten in an all-white ensemble. Start with a white skirt or shorts with feminine details to achieve the ethereal vibe of this look and add sheer tights for warmth. Layer a white blazer with a blouse and camisole combo. The trick to completing the angelic glow is to finish with light-catching accessories, so don’t forget to add a pair of earrings and a simple necklace. Try a mix of both silver and gold to stay in the holiday spirit throughout the party.

Snow Angel
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Snow Angel

The lace detail of this skirt is whimsical and delicate, spot-on for the angelic all-white look. In addition, the black leather band is on-trend and adds a unique touch. Pair with sparkly tights for more glow, and keep shoes neutral or blush-colored.

Skirt, $38.00, available at Lily White

Sequined Knits
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Sequined Knits

A shimmering pattern of sequins has merry and bright written all over it. Mix patterns like Olivia Wilde for the ultimate cheery look. Too much sparkle? No such thing during the holiday season as long as the patterns are classic like simple stripes or plaid, and the colors are neutral. Try white for a crisp, clean look or cream for a sophisticated vibe. Black accessories add the right understated touch for this classy look.

Sequined Knits
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Sequined Knits

The year is wrapping up, so what could be more appropriate than a cute gift-wrapped sweater? With the shine, the bow, and the red, it’s clear this piece was made to be worn to a holiday party. Plus, you’ll stay warm in the cozy knit.

Sweater, $100.00, available at Topshop

Two-Tone Dress
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Two-Tone Dress

Just because the weather is dreary doesn’t mean your outfit should be. Go non-traditional with a bold-colored or uniquely cut dress and you’ll stand out from the sea of LBD-adorned coworkers. Funky accessories like a contrasting clutch or detailed shoes add to the flair. Bright and unique style is ideal for the holiday office party since you’ll likely meet new people, and an original ensemble like this one makes you unforgettable.

Two-Tone Dress
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Two-Tone Dress

Cherry red is cheery for the holiday season and a belt cinched at the waist creates a flattering hourglass silouette. The color contrast makes this dress a show-stopping piece.

Dress, $18.00, available at As U Wish

Winter Shorts
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Winter Shorts

Although it sounds like an oxymoron, shorts can work for the colder months when layered over tights, and the right style and material can also work for a holiday office celebration. Stay away from shorts made of denim and cotton material because those fabrics are too casual for an office environment (even if it’s a party). Instead, opt for materials such as wool, velvet or corduroy. Add flare by choosing a pair with sequin, lace, or crochet detail. Choose tights in the same hue or color family. To complete the put-together party ensemble add pumps or ankle booties.

Winter Shorts
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Winter Shorts

The lace detail trim on these shorts add flare and a girly touch. Try pairing them with black textured tights and black stilettos for added glamour or knit cream-colored tights and heeled ankle booties for a cozier, easygoing look.

Shorts, $41.99, available at Tulle

Santa Skinny Jeans
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Santa Skinny Jeans

Even if your style is laid-back, you can still show your holiday spirit with a pair of bright red skinny jeans. Make St. Nick proud by tucking the skinnies into combat boots and pairing with a black sweater or moto jacket. If black feels too dark for the cheery occasion, try pairing the pants with tops in hues like navy blue, gray and cream, which couple well with crimson.

Santa Skinny Jeans
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Santa Skinny Jeans

This casual look is red-hot but still appropriate. Plus, skinnies are low-maintenance, so you won’t be distracted by discomfort or spend time primping. Instead, you’ll be catching up with coworkers and enjoying the party.

Jeans, $88.00, available at Nasty Gal

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