Creating a holiday party outfit for the office that’s both work appropriate and festive – and that will take you from morning to night – is challenging without the right inspiration. Whether it’s adding a few extra layers over a dress that you can shed after hours or swapping out your basic pumps for embellished heels, there are plenty of simple tricks to employ to achieve the right holiday party look.
From playing with the color palette to mixing certain prints and materials, the outfits ahead deliver the right amount of glamour and sophistication for your next festivity. Most of these ideas involve coordinating your ensemble around one key statement piece that’s still understated, such as a pair of colored tights or statement boots. For each ensemble, there’s a pièce de résistance that goes beyond a basic wardrobe essential and helps you stand out from the rest of the people in the conference room or at the bar.
If you’re aiming to accent your favorite plaid pantsuit with feather-adorned stilettos, match your scarlet lip to a textured cranberry-red midi skirt, cinch the waist of a classic sweaterdress with a black belt to highlight your leather knee-high boots, or take your new rhinestone-finished denim for a whirl with a basic bodysuit, scroll through to discover the combination that best speaks to the partygoer in you this season. Then, scope out these top-notch holiday pieces from Old Navy if you find you’re in need of a little closet refresh ahead of the party circuit.