One of the requests I got asked on my Facebook page was for a post on what to wear to easily go from work to after-work Christmas party. I thought this was such a great request (thank you reader!) because it’s something so many of us busy women deal with – transitioning from work to after work holiday event – without time to change.
In the photo above you can see my office outfit (on the left) and my holiday party outfit (on the right). Scroll through for photos of each look with my tips for what to wear to survive this crazy work day to Christmas party season.
The Work Look:
The Party Look:
Tips to Easily Take Your Outfit from Office to Christmas Party:
1. Add a Statement Necklace
Wearing a basic black dress to work is great for those straight-to-party-mode nights since you can add a statement necklace to give instant holiday sparkle.
2. Add a Bold Blazer/Jacket
I love this faux leather blazer. Adding a bold jacket – think leather or a jacket with embelishments – quickly transforms your outfit
3. Change your Heels
An easy switcheroo of your shoes can update your outfit from office to christmas party. Go for a bold red shoe or, like I did here, a shoe with embelishments.
4. Switch Your Lipstick
Change your every day nude lipstick (this is THE best neutral lipstick- hands down) to a bold red for the party.
5. Switch your Handbag for a Clutch
Ideally, grab a sparkly or red clutch to really make your outfit feel festive.
6. Change from Opaque Tights to Bare Legs
Funny story – I had every intention of taking off my tights for the ‘party look’ but, as it turns out, there is really no non-awkward way to take off tights in the middle of a crowded public area while shooting outfit photos 😂😂
For those of you changing in, you know, proper offices or office washrooms, going bare legs for the party (or even adding sequin leggings?!?!) is a great way to change up your look.