This post is not about what to wear to your office holiday party (but you can get that here or here). It’s about the right office holiday outfit for more casual gatherings. For holiday things after work like dinner at your manager’s house or a client’s event. Your outfit needs to keep that air of professionalism while also maintaining a touch of holiday cheer. That’s where an office holiday outfit like this one can come in handy. I’ll break it down below to help you put together the right look for your event!
WHAT TO WEAR TO CASUAL OFFICE HOLIDAY EVENTS
Go for festive textures
Velvet is always a win for the holidays. It’s inherently festive with a luxe finish to keep you looking appropriate for the business environment. These wide leg velvet pants have a classic silhouette so they can pair easily with your wardrobe basics. Swap out your everyday trousers/slacks for a velvet pant to give your outfit a holiday refresh. You could also consider another holiday-friendly texture like plaid or corduroy.
Keep things simple with your wardrobe basics
Like I said above, a velvet or textured pant pairs perfectly with the classics in your closet. I recommend wearing a favorite silk blouse or cashmere sweater. Both of these basics can pair easily with anything you throw at them. They’re also very easy to layer with so that your office holiday outfit can take a layer or two if the temps get cold.
Comfy shoes or bust
We’re talking casual here. There’s nobody you need to impress by teetering around in painful shoes (now or ever really). Especially not at a casual holiday shindig! This would be the perfect time for your favorite block heel sandals, leather loafers, or pointy-toe booties. Your outfit can look just as complete with a reliable, comfortable shoe!
Pretty easy, yes? I have a team dinner coming up after work next week and I will definitely be repeating this look. It’s comfortable (hello @ the elastic waistband) but I still feel professional enough for an event with co-workers. If you’ve been looking for an office holiday outfit that’s casual, then I hope this post provided some helpful inspiration!
Thanks for reading, XOXO!