The Office Holiday Party - 11 Style Ideas

Well, it’s officially the holiday season. Whether that induces panic of the first order or provides a pleasure-filled anticipation, chances are your office holiday party outfit conundrum has already begun.

I’m making a few bold assumptions here; you work in an office, with other people, who hold a holiday party, AND the party is a glamour step up from your normal attire. Or, you have an event to attend directly from your office that requires a quick and easy change. In my case, this is all wishful thinking. But give me any excuse to dream about glamorous occasions . . . !

Now I’m pretty sure you all know the basic formula for how to make this work. A dress with a jacket or sweater and boots for the office, glammed up with evening shoes, a festive wrap and evening appropriate jewelry. Or slim black pants with an office basic shirt for work, magically transformed with a festive top, drop dead jewels and some fantastic heels. Oh, and don’t forget the evening bag. Changing that out for your laptop-toting workbag will instantly make you feel ready for a party.

So since you’ve already got the basics down (and you should always shop your closet first, seeking out those party worthy transformables), let’s feast our eyes on some holiday-worthy inspiration. I figure a lot of evening wear elements have made their way into office wear already, and if they haven’t, they should have, for goodness sakes!

Dresses that can work the office/party line. L, and R, Modcloth. Center, @alwayscoconoelle on Instagram.

Dresses that can work the office/party line. L, and R, Modcloth. Center, @alwayscoconoelle on Instagram.

Add a little glamour to your office pants. Top, both Shopbop. Bottom, L, Chicos. Bottom R, Eileen Fisher at Dillards.

Add a little glamour to your office pants. Top, both Shopbop. Bottom, L, Chicos. Bottom R, Eileen Fisher at Dillards.

The shoes! They'll determine whether you're still on the clock or not. Main, Jimmy Choo at Nordstrom. Top right, Modcloth. Center, @stacyrhodesboutique on Instagram. Bottom, @dw_style on Instagram.

The shoes! They'll determine whether you're still on the clock or not. Main, Jimmy Choo at Nordstrom. Top right, Modcloth. Center, @stacyrhodesboutique on Instagram. Bottom, @dw_style on Instagram.

These seasonal treats found at Modcloth, Nordstrom, Shopbop, Dillards, and Chicos. Thanks to Instagramers @alwayscoconoellefor the pretty blue dress inspiration, @stacyrhodesboutique for the gold dancing shoes and @dw_style for the sparkly boots.