by Angela Huang
1. Minimum Shine Dress
Want the perfect holiday work outfit? A silver dress with minimum shine in a conservative cut allows for the shimmer and shine to speak for itself. Add a statement necklace in similar silver and white tones and keep the shoes simple and elegant. If you feel the necklace isn’t your style, swap it out with silver cuffs and drop earrings.
Alice & Olivia Natalia A-Line Dress; $440; aliceandolivia.com
Anais Sand Romania Frozen Timeless Still Collection Embroidery Neglijee; $1,890; ziba-style.com
Manolo Blanhik BB Suede Point-Toe Pumps; $595; saksfifthavenue.com
2. Red & Green
What could be more festive? To make to make it appropriate for the office, keep the cut professional and the colors muted. A green houndstooth peplum top and a mid length red leather skirt create the perfect red and green combo for those office girls. Finish this off with statement shoes and a snakeskin embossed clutch and you have the perfect holiday work outfit.
Torn by Ronny Kobo Vivienne Peplum Top; $276; revolveclothing.com
Raoul Leather Bree Pencil Skirt; $291; saksfifthavenue.com
Alexander Wang Prisma Envelope in Embossed Oyster; $650; alexanderwang.com
Enzo Angiolini Nordia Satin Peep-Toe Sandal; $138.95; shopnordstrom.com
3. The Great Gatsby
Ring in the holidy season with a modern spin on the 20s and The Great Gatsby with a beaded top and silver accessories. Sleek cigarette pants allow for a business-appropriate ensemble that’s showstopping and simple at the same time. Slip on a silver ponytail cuff with ombre silver pumps and you have a beautifully vintage yet modern outfit. Layer on a blazer if desired!
Monsoon Verity Silver Beaded Top; $158; us.monsoon.co.uk
Theory Cigarette Trousers; $391.80; farfetch.com
Jimmy Choo Agnes Glittered Degrade Pump; $625; neimanmarcus.com Alexander Wang Pelican Embossed Matte Clutch; $895; farfetch.com
Jennifer Behr Thin Leather Ponywrap; $65; saksfifthavenue.com
4. Back To Basics
For those who work in a more relaxed, young, and creative environment, you are in luck! No heels are necessary, and you can get away with more unique pieces and, most importantly, flats. Yes, say goodbye to those heels that are killer in looks—and pain. Have fun and jazz up traditional pieces like white blouses and black sweaters or blazers. Studded oxfords and a blazer lend a punk edge, while red-coated skinnies add some modern festivity to your office wear.
Alexander McQueen Printed Cotton T-Shirt; €195,00; mytheresa.com
A.L.C. James Studded Blazer; $695; saksfifthavenue.com
Christopher Blue Sophia Carmel Twill Skinny Jeans; $84; neimanmarcus.com
Dolce & Gabbana Studded Brushed Calfskin Boy Derby Shoes; $995; storedolcegabbana.com
Cozy it up in warm knits with a maroon sweater and knit skirt. Sneaking in a pop of the white color adds an extra oomph that elevates this to a casual work party-appropriate outfit. Accessorize with a dazzling necklace for hints of gold and green and pull on some simple, sleek black boots to make this look completely holiday season ready! Bonus: Slip on some sheer black tights, which when paired with black boots make your legs look miles long!
Madewell Back-Zip Pullover Sweater; $79.50; madewell.com
Ann Taylor Pintucked Perfect Shirt; $79.50; anntaylor.com
Kate Spade New York Art Deco Gems’ Statement Necklace; $378; shop.nordstrom.com
Burberry Brit Herringbone Wool-Tweed Mini-Skirt; $495; net-a-porter.com
Isabel Marant Alona Glossed-Leather Ankle Boots; $1,165; net-a-porter.com