Figuring out how to transform your office attire into something appropriate for the myriad holiday events you have to attend can be somewhat challenging…no amount of glittering accessories can hide the fact that your outfit was chosen with the office in mind.
That said, there are ways to significantly change your base outfit that don’t require bringing a whole new wardrobe to the office. For instance, you could…
Change the top. If you are wearing basic black on the bottom, swapping out your top for something festive like this beaded tank by Parker is an instant update.
Change the bottom. A patent leather pencil skirt is pretty much the opposite of office-appropriate in most cases, so this Tory Burch number would upgrade pretty much any basic top to party status.
Change the layers. Unbuttoning your jacket, switching out your shell for something shiny and perhaps lower-cut, while mixing in a bold belt is the way to go if you’d rather not bare too much skin. This Marc Jacobs hammered satin camisole and Chris Benz beaded belt would fit the bill perfectly.
Add a scarf. When time is of the essence and your resources are limited, throwing on a statement scarf makes the biggest style impact in the shortest amount of time. For example, this animal print Alexander McQueen cape would add drama to any ensemble.
How do you update your office look when its cocktail time?
1. Parker Bead Top, $330
2. Tory Burch Autumn Patent Leather Skirt, now $486.50
3. Marc Jacobs Hammered-satin Camisole, now $148
4. Chris Benz Hand Beaded Belt, $395
– Jacqueline Zenn
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