Fashion Friday: Office Holiday Party Outfit Ideas

Is your office hosting a holiday party this year? Figuring out what to wear to a fancy work function isn’t always easy. Here are a few ways to bring the glam to a work setting.

Trend to try: leather skirt


Wearing leather doesn’t have to mean you’re part of a motorcycle gang. A high-waisted leather skirt at a ladylike length looks trendy and classy.

Pair this $60 Zara leather skirt with a lace blouse (even better if it has a peter pan collar!) and nude pumps to add a feminine touch. Don’t forget to wear pantyhose, a la Kate Middleton, like Kristin Cavallari did here.

Trend to try: tweed shift dress

Emma Watson Tweed Dress

I love Emma Watson’s elegant updo and red lips here. Rock a similar look with a ladylike dress like this pick by Jessica Alba on Piperlime. Keep the classic ensemble from looking out of touch with a great pair of embellished pumps.

Zappos has so many fun options to try! Here are just a few of my favorites.

Clockwise from upper left: Armani JeansIvanka TrumpBetsey JohnsonEnzo Angiolini

Trend to try: sequin pencil skirt

Blake Lively Sequin Skirt

Much like the leather skirt above, all the glitter in a sequin skirt doesn’t have to make you look like 80s Barbie. Just channel the always stylish Blake Lively with a high waisted sequin pencil skirt like this one from Express.

Grab your favorite nude pumps, then top it off with a comfy tank and cardigan. Perfect for an office party, this outfit screams library chic.

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  1. I am loving the leather skirt trend and would for sure try to incorporate it in a party look. Otherwise, I usually opt for something very simple, like a fit and flare dress! 🙂

    – Sukhi