The holidays are jam-packed with social gatherings — many of which occur directly after work. If you’re like most of us, heading home to change into something more festive is out of the question. And while you don’t want to go to your function underdressed, showing up to your office decked out in sequins head to toe is even worse (and super uncomfortable). Luckily, we have a few holiday outfit ideas that will instantly take you from day to night that are also super simple and budget-friendly. From wearing booties to accessorizing the right way, check out the tips below and never risk standing out like a sore thumb at your holiday function again.
Add Some Sparkle and Shine
Sequins, when done right, will instantly dress up any outfit. But beware, it’s easy to go overboard. While a sequin dress may be on your party agenda, it will be way too flashy for your typical nine-to-five. Opt for something more subtle like a knit top with sequins. You can even go for fun colors, such as silver, red or blue, which will sparkle and shine perfectly against your favorite pair of black work pants.
Wear a Stylish Sweater
Looking to impress without going all-out? A stylish sweater is your best bet. Look for a sweater with modern characteristics like an asymmetrical hem or colorblocking. It’s sophisticated, on-trend and most importantly, comfortable. Pair it with black skinny jeans and booties and you’ve got the perfect casual holiday outfit.
What do you do when your favorite go-to flat boots aren’t dressy enough, but your stilettos are too fancy? Grab a pair of booties. They’re the perfect marriage of boots and heels, but way more comfortable and will keep your feet warm when it’s really cold outside. They have the capability to elevate casual outfits, such as a sweater and jeans, and can also tone down outfits on the dressier side (think skirts and dresses).
Accessorize the Right Way
There’s no need to drench yourself in head-to-toe gold accessories to look holiday appropriate. Adding a statement necklace, a bracelet or earrings will go a long way, though. It’s a quick and budget-friendly way to take any outfit from day to night. Drop earrings will add the perfect amount of glitz and glam without looking like you’ve overdone it.
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