5 Ways To Transform Office Wear To Holiday-Party Chic

'Tis the season for work holiday parties. Other than getting a great Secret Santa present, there’s nothing more stressful than figuring out what to wear. Let’s face it: The holiday soirée is almost always on a weekday. So, chances are you’ll be going straight from work to party. The key is to choose a look that can take you from 9 to 5 and into night with minimal effort.
This is your chance to make a great impression with your colleagues and bosses. While you can be a little more daring with your outfit choice, you still have to look appropriate. To help you look your best at the upcoming festivities, we've come up with a few simple ways to dress up your looks from office wear to festive ensembles. With these styling tips, you’ll have one less thing to fret about this holiday season.
Advertisement
1 of 5
1. Layer On The Sparkles

Don’t be afraid of a little sequins action. The holiday office party is the perfect time to go all out — and by all out we mean something seriously shiny. A sequined sweater or jacket will glam up your usual blouse-and-pencil-skirt office look.

Aqua Luxe Blazer - Sequin, $198, available at Bloomingdale's.
2 of 5
2. Add A Statement Belt

With multiple holiday parties to attend, you’re going to need new ways to wear what you already have. Luckily, the statement belt can help accomplish that. An embellished or shimmery statement belt can make your little black dress look brand new again.

Kate Spade Glitter Bow Belt, $98, available at Kate Spade.
Advertisement
3 of 5
3. Opt For Sexy Red Heels

After all, red is the color of the holiday season. We especially love elegant high heels embellished with chunky rhinestones.

Badgley Mischka Goodie Peep Toe Pumps, $245, available at Piperlime.
4 of 5
4. Slip On a Pair of Show-Stopping Tights

Besides keeping your legs warm all winter long, tights add a chic touch to any outfit. For the work holiday party, patterned black hosiery with shimmer looks great with simple dresses or tunics.

Pretty Polly Embellished Sparkle Tight, $25, available at Urban Outfitters.
5 of 5
5. Accessorize With Festive Silver Or Gold Jewelry

Dazzling jewels add the finishing touch to holiday-party perfection. When wearing sparkly jewelry, make sure you follow the "less is more" rule. If you decide on a large statement necklace, make sure your other pieces are more subdued. A bit of bling is all you need to be party-ready all season long.

Loft Short Fireball and Pearlized Bauble Necklace, $49.50, available at Loft.
Advertisement

More from Styling Tips

Watch

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Documentary
Five love stories behind diverse, multicultural marriages.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Life experiments, 5 days at a time.
Watch Now
Fashion
The style of subculture.
Watch Now
Beauty
Viral trends, tried and tested.
Watch Now
Documentary
From vibrators to lipstick, learn how your favorite products are made.
Watch Now
Documentary
Extraordinary, one-of-a-kind individuals
Watch Now
Documentary
The latest stories to watch.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Inside the homes of millennial women — & what they paid for them
Watch Now
Comedy
Let's talk about sex, baby.
Watch Now
Documentary
Female artisans around the world
Watch Now
Politics
Made by and for smart, opinionated women.
Watch Now
Film
We helped 12 female directors claim their power.