Office Style: From Your Computer To Cocktails

There’s nothing more depressing than rushing to a post-work holiday party in the same outfit you’ve been slaving away at your desk in for the last 9 hours—especially when you want to look both fresh and festive. Believe it or not, reinventing a basic blouse-and-pants combo is easier than you think when adhering to a few strategic styling tips. By incorporating well-chosen festive pieces into your ensemble, you can instantly take your 9-5 getup from lovely to ooh la la. Here, 3 flawless outfit formulas guaranteed to put you in the holiday-party spirit. (Just remember to take it easy on the eggnog—tomorrow is a workday!)

Keep Calm & Party On

Photo: Vanessa Jackman

Make A Statement

A button-up shirt and high-waisted slacks may seem basic, but they can easily turn off Boring Boulevard and head straight to Party Town with carefully selected finishing touches. Turn this office-appropriate look into a good time by throwing on a statement-making necklace. Bonus points for painting your pout in a vibrant pink or red shade.

Top It Off With Texture

A textured pencil skirt is a fail-safe staple for a flawless office-to-evening transition. Add festive flair to the classic silhouette by throwing on a faux-fur jacket and dramatic earrings.

Elevate Your Look

Teaming your office-friendly frock with sleek high-heeled booties and an evening clutch takes your look to an entirely new level (literally) in minutes. Give this outfit a winter-appropriate feel by polishing it off with opaque tights and an edgy leather jacket.