Corporate Holiday Party Outfits + Seasonal Looks for Every Occasion

Today’s post is one of my favorites of the year. I love getting together with other bloggers to bring you guys really awesome content, and that’s what this post is all about. We all know that you guys have a range of activities going on this holiday season–who doesn’t?–so we’ve gotten together to bring you outfit inspiration for every event on your calendar!

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Here on Wellesley & King, I’m featuring holiday party outfits perfect for the working girl’s corporate party. The dress code for after-hours events is usually a bit more lax than 9-to-5 attire, but it’s still important to keep it conservative. The great news is that it is totally possible to maintain a classy and sophisticated look, while incorporating some fun and on-trend pieces into your look.

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Holiday Party Outfits:

1. Add sparkle

Sparkle is a given for the holidays. It’s literally the one time of year where it’s totally okay to rock an entire skirt made of sequins. After age 25, I don’t think it’s possible to do that during any other time of the year! This sequin midi skirt is lightweight and has a beautiful flow to it when you walk. (I also adore this velvet version and this metallic option.)  Anthropologie currently has a slew of great metallic skirts, all of which would be the perfect companion to any holiday ensemble.

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2. Mix textures and prints

I don’t know that there’s a fashion blogger out there who doesn’t consider a leopard print clutch a neutral. It’s the easiest way to add interest to your outfit without overpowering it. This particular clutch has been a go-to for years, and the foldover option is equally chic. This leather (versus calf hair) option comes in at a lower price point but would work just as well as a neutral.

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3. Choose ladylike lengths

This is the most important part of choosing an office appropriate outfit. For the most part, you can go crazy with sequins and prints, as long as you maintain a ladylike hemline, sleeve length and neckline.

Skirts and pants

Midi skirts and mini lengths cut just above the knee are office-friendly and on-trend. Skinny ankle pants and even high waisted flared pants are chic and sophisticated for corporate events.

Necklines & Sleeve lengths

When it comes to necklines and sleeve lengths, it’s all about balance. You certainly don’t want to be prancing around in a low cut, spaghetti strap tank, but that doesn’t mean that you have to wear a turtleneck with long sleeves (though I’m doing just that in today’s post).

If you choose a v-neck or wrap blouse, consider wearing long sleeves to balance the amount of skin you’re showing. If your arms are your best feature, then wear a sleeveless top with a mock neck or collar.

Just like with your daily office wear, holiday party outfits shouldn’t show too much skin or be too fitted. If you prefer a body-hugging dress, then opt for one that hits just below the knee and has a cap-sleeve or three quarter sleeve arm length. Keep it classy, ladies–nobody wants a raise for any other reason that her brains! 🙂

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Shop my party look:

Skirt: Anthropologie (under $100); Sweater: J.Crew; Necklace: similar here and here; Shoes: similar here and here; Clutch: Clare V

 

 

Heading to more holiday events this season?

See what each of these lovely Pittsburgh bloggers is wearing to their holiday events!

Christmas Tree Shopping

Ashley of Afternoon Espresso

Ashley’s casual Christmas tree shopping look is right on point, and perfect for any outdoor activities you’ve got this season!

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Christmas Morning

Zoe of Zoe with Love

You will die over Zoe’s feminine style and home decor. Her personality is as sweet as her home, and you’ll want to immediately curl up in her cozy Christmas morning look!

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New Year’s Eve

Kim of Yes, Wear That!

I was so honored to photograph Kim in her festive New Year’s Eve look; she is absolutely as fun in real life as she is in these photos! Kim’s lacy NYE number is equal parts sexy and fun, and absolutely perfect for ringing in the new year!

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Loving this holiday party outfits feature? Take a look here for more of my work favorites!

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  1. 12.5.16
    Kimberly said:

    love this post girl! I am obsessed with your skirt and love the color of that top!

    • 12.5.16
      Lauren said:

      That’s how I feel about your NYE look! Absolute perfection.

  2. 12.5.16
    Zoe said:

    I can’t get enough pleated skirts right now!! I love you how you styled this and your tips are SO on point!

    • 12.5.16
      Lauren said:

      Thanks, Zoe! I love a good midi, too! Add extra girly details, like sparkles and pleats, and I love it even more!

  3. 12.5.16

    Seriously going crazy over this gold skirt!! I’ve been looking for the perfect one and I think THIS IS it!

    • 12.5.16
      Lauren said:

      It is perrrrfect. I wish you could tell from the pictures how perfectly flowy it is. I love it! Anthropologie does it again!