The annual work Christmas party throws up a host of style conundrums. Of course, you want to look fancy and wear something appropriately glitzy, but when you’re mingling with everyone from your head of department to the office manager, you’ll want to look suitably modest, too, while also ticking the festive box.
Combine this with the fact that you’ll likely be heading out straight from your desk meaning you’ll need something that works by day and night, and that your work ‘do was likely missed altogether last year due to the pandemic so you’re out of the habit of dressing for it, and it’s enough to send you into a sartorial spin.
Fear not, as I’ve come up with four chic outfit formulas that will work for every type of work Christmas party. Here’s what you need to know:
The silk skirt + party knit + boots
A bias cut slip skirt is an easy way to nail low-key luxe, which is a safe vibe to aim for at a work soiree where a daring top or sequin skirt might feel over-the-top.
Opt for a jewel-toned skirt and team with a festive knit: think lurex or with an embellished design. Heeled leather boots make for the ideal day to night shoe, and, with a mid or block heel, they’re office-appropriate. Throw a tweed blazer over the top by day for the perfect work look.