There’s no need for an outfit change on the day of your Christmas party. Find the right outfit and it will take you from day to night. Here’s some inspiration to get you started.
Everyone knows that a great outfit starts from the bottom up. In the run-up to Christmas, shoes that take you from the office to the dance floor are a must. You’re going to have to wear them for almost 24 hours, so a sensible heel height is key to ensure your dance moves are under control. A mid heel is perfect.
The style is dependent on whether you’re wearing something dressy or slightly more casual; but don’t match, mix instead. A casual outfit can be embellished with heels so you don’t look over dressed around the office, whilst a more dressy outfit sits well with pared-back designs like heeled boots.
If you want to wear a dress, find something with a relaxed shape. Like your shoe choice, you want to be comfortable without compromising style, and this will give you a contemporary silhouette. If you choose a sleeveless design, wear it with a tailored jacket in the day and take it off in the evening.
Silk styles are perfect for day-to-night dressing. They’re versatile enough for work and party. A relaxed fit will be office-appropriate yet beautiful enough to wear at night. Look out for vibrant hues that are easy to wear.
Experiment with modern silhouettes this party season. We’re talking culottes, cropped lengths and wide legs. They strike the balance between smart and dressy when teamed with the right shoes (and silk top). A boot that sits above the ankle works best.
There’s one particular length that will take you round-the-clock this season, and that’s the midi skirt. Whether it’s fitted or flared, its length is what sets it apart. Make sure it’s a design that makes a statement. Bold prints, metallic finishes, perfect pleats. The choices are endless. The only rule is to keep your top half simple and let the skirt do the talking.
There are no two ways about it: don’t forget the clutch.
By Nakhalar Sterling