colorful holiday party look

dvf long sleeve shirt dress

yellow kate spade clutch

Today I am sharing a holiday outfit idea for an office party.  The office party is a great time to socialize with your co workers and toast to another year, however it is important to remember that even in a party setting you are with people you work with...and you do not want to be the talk of the office the next morning.  When it comes to what to wear - this is the time to dress to impress! A long sleeved shirt dress with my fun pair of heels is a great option!

dvf catherine dress

You may notice that there isn't actually any red or green in this look, but I still found it to be fun & festive.  I loved the speckled pattern but appropriate shape of this dress & that it can easily be worn during the day with flats or a blazer & then transformed for night.

dvf shirt dress

Below are a few simple ways to switch up your work day look for an office party:

1. Add red lips.  Not only is a red lip festive around this time of year, it is a classic, glam look that is definitely appropriate for night time. 

2. Add a clutch.  In the morning, pack a clutch in your work tote to carry at night.  Bring only the essentials with you at the end of the day & leave everything else at your desk, if possible.

kate spade clutch bag

3. Add some sparkle.  Use a statement necklace or chandelier earrings to add some sparkle to your look.  Jewelry always adds some extra pop to a simple outfit.

4. Add heels.  Swap your flats for a pair of heels and your look will instantly go from day to night, even when you are just wearing jeans & a sweater.  Try a colored or sparkly pair for the holiday season. If you plan to be mingling, a comfortable pair is essential!  No one wants to be leaving the party early due to achy feet. 

steve madden ankle strap heels

 This Steve Madden pair of pumps have become my favorite pair as of lately for every occasion from holiday parties to date nights.   I love their unexpected blue shade, and the ankle strap makes them walkable & danceable, if needed ;)

dressy office holiday party outfit
Dress: DVF via Lyon & Post (Get $30 credit toward your first purchase) | Shoes: c/o Steve Madden | Bag: Kate Spade (similar) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban

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