Skip The Bathroom Outfit Change With These Work-To-Party Looks

Picture what you wore the past few times you went out — like, out-out. Now, picture wearing those few looks while standing next to your office water cooler. Kind of a nightmarish situation, no? Now, it's not necessarily a problem that what you wear out doesn't line up with what you wear to work (we don't expect you to wear your slacks to the club or your "freakum" dress to your weekly one-on-ones). But, with holiday-party season in full swing, it's not always feasible to stop at home to change between work and partying.

So, to avoid the aforementioned awkward scenario, you've got to be armed with a few outfit ideas that can take you from one to the other without a not-so-quick-change in the bathroom. There are a few simple ways you can make your office outfits more festive, or your festive outfits more office-appropriate — and chances are, a lot of the pieces you already have in your closet can help you get away with it.

Of course, keeping your own office dress code in mind, be smart and considerate with your styling, and you'll be on your way to your next holiday party straight from the office. Click on to see how it's done.
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The power suit is the ultimate ensemble to take you from the boardroom to the open bar. Powder blue feels festive without going the obvious green-and-red route, and you don't even need to pair it with a heel. Get away with a sleek, satin sneaker and some next-level hoops, and all you might want to do is swipe on some lipstick in your cab to the partay.

Topshop Tailored Suit Jacket And Trousers, $193, available at Topshop; Justine Clenquet x OC Joe Hoop, $80, available at Opening Ceremony; Pierre Hardy Slider Sneakers, $495 $247.50, available at Pierre Hardy; Shop Super Street White 3M Tee, $68, available at Shop Super Street.
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You don’t have to give up your go-to turtleneck and slip dress pairing for party season. Just swap your standard gray knit for a jewel-toned version, and top off the look with office-approved accessories — polished slides, statement hoops, and a quilted backpack — that will shine on the dance floor, too.
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If you've got to wear the same outfit to the office as you wear to the party, try the dress-over-pants trend. It leaves you feeling more covered up and casual for work, plus you have the option of taking off the jeans for nighttime (or just swapping them for tights). Finish the outfit with a loafer-mule, festive earrings, and a pouch that can easily be thrown into your larger tote in the a.m. — and then come along with you solo in the p.m.

Attico Embellished silk-georgette gown, $1,050, available at Net-A-Porter; Zara Denim Culottes, $69.90, available at Zara; André Assous Priya, $235, available at André Assous; Clare V. Drawstring Pouch, $199, available at Clare V.; ASOS Statement Jewel Drop Earrings, $18.50, available at ASOS.
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Another dress option is one with a day-to-night print, paired with a walkable boot and a practical puffer coat. You can wear this all day long with a single, minimal earring and functional cross-body bag, and be dancing well into the wee hours with your coworkers in the same exact look until they send everyone home.

H&M Satin Dress, $49.99, available at H&M; Uniqlo Lightweight Down Jacket, $129.90 $49.90, available at Uniqlo; & Other Stories Suede Over-The-Knee boots, $435, available at & Other Stories; Maria Black Orion Maxi Hoop, $142, available at Maria Black; Coach Dinky Crossbody, $695, available at Coach.
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A midi skirt is another trusted option for day-to-night situations. Pair it with a bright, contrasting sweater that's a bit on the oversized side. Pull the look together with a fun sock and a heeled mule that give you some height while still remaining office-appropriate, and then a furry little carry-all tops it all off for a look that's party-ready but won't attract concerned stares at the office.

Sies Marjan Ghotus flared bonded-satin skirt, $1,208, available at; Mango Funnel neck sweater, $59.99, available at Mango; Finery Cadiz Sheer Stripe Socks, $15, available at Finery; Aska Calvin, $395, available at Aska; Atelier Park Color Handle Fur Bag, $158, available at W Concept.

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