Dressing for your Christmas work party can prove to be a tricky task. You want to hit that sweet spot of expressing your personal style outside of your work wardrobe, while still remaining professional, and also having a touch of glam in your look too as it is the festive season after all. Read on for a few of our ideas on how to nail your look.
Molly Top $349 and Josefina Trousers $449 from Kate Sylvester (left), Sunburst Earring $575 from Zoe and Morgan (centre), Drew Heel $299 from Kathyn Wilson (center), Mini Spot Georgette Dress $400 from Cue (right).
If you are going from desk to drinks, consider embracing some vibrant colour into your look, we love this coral and scarlet red colour blocked ensemble by Kate Sylvester and how amazing is the oversized bow detail on the blouse? Another way to ease from your day to night is to make accessories your best friend – a statement necklace, glitzy headband or perhaps these stunning star burst earrings by Zoe and Morgan will surely amp up your outfit. This polka dot georgette dress from Cue is gorgeous in its ladylike silhouette; and you could simply swap out your footwear in the evening for an evening appropriate look.
Liquid Satin Cami $159 and Frill Silk Skirt $229 from Storm (left), I’m Biased Dress $249 by Coop from Trelise Cooper (centre), Sequin V-Neck Tank $149 and Tailored Wide Leg Pant $199 from Witchery (right).
Attending a festive cocktail party? Embrace luxe fabrics by way of silks, satins, crushed velvet and sequins. This ensemble from Storm with its liquid satin camisole and frilled skirt is perfect for a shimmy on the dance floor should the night lead you that way. This floral print slip dress from Coop by Trelise Cooper is just so pretty, don’t shy away from its slinky appearance, a bias cut is really flattering on many shapes and sizes. There’s something about the way sequins reflect in the evening, ensuring the wearer glistens at every turn, we love the fun and sleek look of this outfit from Witchery.
Perhaps you are vineyard hopping or being hosted at a barbeque, smart casual is generally safe to abide by. We just love this pretty rose sleeveless blouse and beige maxi ruffle skirt outfit from Witchery, these pieces would look great worked back into your work wardrobe too. And how fab is this sunshine yellow two piece set from Seed, with the effect of a jumpsuit and without the inconvenience (jumpsuit devotees will know), consider pairing yours with a cute purse and a pair of block heels. This black off the shoulder dress from Ruby made from linen will be sure to keep you cool while outdoors while maintaining an effortlessly chic look.
If you work in the creative industry, chances are you have the opportunity to express your creative sense of style on a day to day basis; so a festive celebration is a great moment to elevate your look. Fashion favourite Maggie Marilyn has recently released her latest collection and it’s full of beautiful, elegant pieces imbued with her signature playful touch, put a contemporary spin on this navy silk gown by pairing it with a pair of sneakers as is done so in the lookbook, Kathryn Wilson has a perfect pair embellished with sparkly blue and green gems on the sides. Indulge in a special piece of jewellery such as this elegant choker from Meadowlark to go with your look. And you can’t have a festive themed fashion story without a red dress included in the lineup, or in this case a scarlet red silk linen wrap jacket by Miss Crabb, as with many of her designs this piece has been designed to be worn in a variety of ways- worn open or wrapped & belted, either on its own or as an over garment.