​How to Dress for the Company’s Holiday Party

It’s the most wonderful time of the year filled with secret Santa gifts, spiked hot chocolate, candy canes and the company’s holiday party. While I’m always ready for festive shindigs  the operative word is “company’s” holiday party. I’ve witnessed so many women ruin their career’s upward mobility and professional credibility at the company’s holiday party simply because of their in appropriate attire.

You are partying with coworkers. These are the same people you regret ruining into at the water cooler and who’s emails end up as a subject in your group chat.

Your attire for the party should be workplace chic. Here’s how to nail it.

Bring on the sparkle.


Dress up slacks, shift dressss or pencil skirts with sparkles. Think sequin or metallic pumps, cardigans or blingy sweaters.

Pops of color!


Infuse a pop of color like a red pump or bold red lip. If going with a bold lip color opt for a stain or liquid lipstick that’s won’t transfer while you eat and drink.



Feel free to over accessorize your traditional work attire by adding chandelier earrings, statement necklaces or bracelets. The more over the top the accessory the more appropriate it is for a holiday party.

Add flair to the ordinary.


Enhance the look of traditional  work blouses by pairing it with bottoms that add a bit of holiday flair like vegan leather, animal print, sequin or satin.

Layer it up!


Add holiday cheer by layering your work attire with seasonal textures like velvet, faux fur or velour. Think festive vests, fur stoles or tailored blazers.

Give them shoulder.


If for some odd reason you want to show a little skin opt for an off the shoulder top as opposed to exposing cleavage. The exposed shoulder is subtle and sophisticated.


These fun looks will leave a lasting impression on your coworkers and senior and will also enhance your executive presence. Just don’t overdo it on the dance floor.


Whats your favorite holiday jam? Comment below. 








Ar’Sheill Monsanto

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