How to Dress for the Holiday Party

By on December 17, 2012

The holidays are here and that means holiday office parties. Get ready to mix ‘n mingle with co-workers, bosses, spouses and more over wine and appetizers.

As if that isn’t enough to fret over, now you have to decide what to wear! May we suggest, ‘festive attire.’

Festive attire is a way of dressing up, as in no jeans, but not go as far as a gown; a way to jazz up what you wore to work or to have a little fun with your basic black dress or pants.

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8 Easy Tips to be Festive Attire Ready, Without Breaking the Bank

1. Wear a necklace that has more than one strand to it. Try a multi-layer strands of pearls, or combine two or three necklaces together to make a statement.
multi-strand necklace

2. Combine bracelets that are slightly similar so as to create a more dramatic look than when just wearing one single bracelet.

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3. Or add a cuff (wide) bracelet that has some color and/or shimmer on it.

silve bracelet

4. Instead of a necklace, add an interesting lightweight scarf in a color that compliments your eyes.

fashionable scarf

5. Wear dramatic earrings if you are not wearing a necklace or if you chose a scarf.


6. Don’t wear your everyday handbag when you are dressing up. Wear a smaller and dressier handbag. Try one with color or even basic black as long as you do not look like you didn’t bother to switch out your bag from work or shopping.

woman holding purse

7. Dust off those special occasion shoes that might be less than comfortable than your regular pair but definitely worth it.

woman's highheel shoe

8. Apply gloss over your regular lipstick. It quickly dresses up your face and makes the eyes sparkle.

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Don’t fall into the trap of wearing all black. Deep brown, navy, ruby red, emerald and sapphire are great alternatives. If you do choose to wear black, then add color with your necklaces or a scarf. A basic dress in red that would look really great with some of my suggested what is festive attire pops.

red dress

Remember to have some fun with your choices, and enjoy the festivities.


Special thanks to guest writer Scarlett De Bease, Professional Image Consultant and Wardrobe Stylist, is the founder of “The Always Know What To Wear Program™. As an Image Consultant, Speaker & Savvy Personal Shopper, she shows women how to project confidence & success by always knowing what to wear.

As a bonus, Scarlett’s tips will help you Look Younger, Thinner and Taller while projecting Confidence & Success as you now will be wearing the clothes that fit and flatter you the most. [email protected] |


Originally posted on Spark Career Strategy.


About Scarlett De Bease

Scarlett is a professional Image Consultant and the founder of The always Know What To Wear System. For over 6 years, she has successfully changed the lives of many women, by showing them the correct clothes, colors, styles and accessories that will flatter them the most. If you keep buying clothes and still have nothing to wear, Scarlett will make it possible for you to always know what to wear. You can find her

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How to Dress for the Holiday Party