Office Style: From Your Computer To Cocktails

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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.

Francois High-Waisted Wide Leg Trousers

$240

Reiss

Silver Screen Lipstick in Play It

$50

Lipstick Queen

Olivia Bib Necklace

$49

BaubleBar

Oxford Long Sleeve Shirt

$30

Uniqlo

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.

Cashmere V-Neck Sweater

$188

J.Crew

Crystal Statement Earrings

$346

Erickson Beamon

Snake Textured Pencil Skirt

$115

Topshop

Faux Fur Jacket

$70

H&M

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.

Faceted Brass Ring Clutch Bag

$4,450

Tom Ford

Suede Ankle Boots

$1,595

Christian Louboutin

Knotted Long Dress

$70

Zara