Low Key Outfit Ideas For The Work Christmas Party

Most families are looking forward to Christmas with excitement. The attitude in the office is often similar. Coworkers and clients regard the Christmas party as one of the biggest – if not the biggest – social event of the year. Indeed, the party gives your management team the opportunity to thank everyone after a long year of projects and hard work. Additionally, employees expect to be entertained, as it’s a way for everyone to relax before the holiday and let go of the stress they’ve accumulated throughout the year. Besides, it’s the ideal occasion to get to know employees you don’t usually work with or see – such as that remote worker, for instance. You can be sure that most teams develop stronger bonds and connections during the party than during any team building workshop!

But, ultimately, for employees, the Christmas party gives you the chance to shine and look your best without having to wear your typical office outfits.

Something simple but effective

Should you buy an extravagant party dress for the occasion? While it might be tempting, you need to be realistic. You may not have many opportunities to wear a fancy party dress. Instead, you can opt for a different approach that ensures you’re not wasting your money on clothes you can only wear once. A maxi dress is a perfect alternative to the expensive party dress: It can combine the ideal mixture of casual wear and elegance, making it appropriate for most occasions. If you don’t have any adequate maxi dress, click here to see a selection of trendy and not summery dresses. Indeed, you can’t decently turn up to a Christmas party wearing a beach dress with a palm tree pattern!


Beautify yourself!

When it comes to beauty, less is always more, especially in a work environment. Indeed, leave the dramatic smokey eyes and glitter nails to a night out between friends. Your office Christmas party needs a different kind of attention. Beauty salons tend to get overbooked during that period, so make sure to plan your appointment ahead, so that you can get your nails or hair removal done professionally for the party. Do make sure to maintain your skin routine – if you haven’t switched your summer cream for a moisturizing lotion yet, it’s time to ditch the summer routine to focus on keeping your skin hydrated and protected against the cold.

Accessories? Just add some sparkles

Last, but not least, turn your maxi dress into a party outfit with the right accessories. In other words, you need party shoes that are comfortable and practical. Why practical? Because just like your maxi dress, you want to be able to wear your shoes more than once. A pair of simple bow mules can keep your feet happy all night long, and steal the show from everyone else. For a touch a glitter,  you can pick mules with a glitter or metal front strap that will shine under the disco lights. Mules are also a big trend with skinny jeans at the moment so that you can be sure that your investment will not be wasted!


Keeping your party outfit low key comes with a dual advantage. Firstly, you save your budget for Christmas shopping. Secondly, this keeps you looking professional and polished at your office event!


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How To Lighten Up Your Wardrobe For Summer

As the days get longer and warmer; monochrome and dark colors within your wardrobe have less of an appeal. However, it can sometimes be difficult to incorporate brighter and lighter hues into your everyday attire. If you have a large collection of winter neutrals and darker shades; you’re in luck, as these are versatile colors that can be paired with pretty much any other shade! So it’s time to open your wardrobe doors and make some room for vivid brights and pale pastels.

 

Classic Pieces

Just because you’re adding an influx of lighter clothing into your wardrobe for summer, doesn’t mean that you have to buy throw-away fashion that will only last you until autumn. Investing in new clothes is always an opportunity to think carefully about what you’re missing in your closet, and, more importantly, what you’ll continue to wear when the days begin to get colder again. Classic cut silhouettes, in pale shades, like a crisp shirt or elegant blouse, will lighten up a darker pair of skinny jeans, and if the fit is perfect for your body, you’ll be able to wear it all year round.

The same goes for jeans, skirts, and trousers; keep the cut of the clothing classic, and ensure it flatters your body, then consider the color of each garment. Pastel blues, light taupes, and even white, are beautiful shades that will lift your wardrobe from cloudy to sunshine in no time. Pale colors are also easy to pair with an array of hues, prints, and patterns and can become staple parts of your closet.

 

Statement Items

Statement items are often a way to have fun with fashion. If you’ve seen a color trend or print in all the latest glossy magazines; accessorizing is the perfect way to add that influence into your wardrobe. Don’t shy away from brighter shades because you feel they won’t go with anything; remember you have that neutral and monochrome palette in your closet already, and it’s waiting for that yellow tee you’ve been dreaming about or those teal heels.

If you feel like taking baby-steps into summer; jewelry is another route into introducing hot-weather colors to your look. Adding watery, aqua hues with a Roman glass pendant or ice cream pastels with a few bangles are just a couple of examples of how to lighten up your outfit and rock a trend at the same time. Start layering pieces together in the mirror, and see what works for you.

 

Subtle Shades

If you know what you like when it comes to your style choices, and don’t feel like adding a hot-pink summer dress into the mix, then great news; you don’t have to! Maybe you could add a hot-pink nail color instead, or a fuchsia lip. There are plenty of subtle ways to add that pop of summer to your favorite clothes and ensembles, and it’s so much fun experimenting to see what works. Check out Pinterest for some bright lip color inspiration.

Also, remember you don’t have to go bright with color; just lift and lighten some of the items that are hanging on the wardrobe rail. If you have a favorite style of jeans, simply try them in a lighter shade of denim; the same goes for tops and accessories too. Don’t buy pieces just because they’re on-trend; invest in fashion that will make you feel and look great, but, try the mint-green color instead of the charcoal option.


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