Is it acceptable to rock up to the work Christmas do in a Borat-style neon mankini with tinsel? Asking for a friend.
So that you’re guaranteed to look smokin’ on your annual Christmas do, we’ve done a cheeky lil’ rundown of what you should actually wear to your office festivities.
Ready to sparkle like the shining Christmas star you are? We bet you are.
What’s Christmas without a little sparkle? It’s basically a fail-safe festive trend that’s guaranteed to come back around every season.
This year is all about fringed sparkles – for a swishy, glittery effect that’ll see us stepping back into the roaring 20s, flapper girl style. For inspo? Check out this little River Island number.
Also hot, hot, hot is a sparkle-theme all over your accessories. Block heels adorned with diamanté, clutch and shoulder bags glittering under fairy lights. And YES, overdoing it on the costume jewellery is a must.
As for the boys, these party sequin loafers from BoohooMAN are a sure-fire conversation starter. Hoping for a cheeky smooch under the mistletoe? These babies are bound to be your best new wingmen – that you just so happen to wear on your feet.
Don’t worry, we’re not about to tell you to rummage through your mum’s wardrobe on a deranged hunt for her moth-eaten, 80s-style MASSIVE shoulder pad blazer. Although snaps for bold fashion choices if you’re up for it.
This time around, the trend calls for exaggerated shoulder detailing – think added height, beading, chiffon or sequins that jazz up-fitted tops, dresses and shirts.
As ever, high-street favourite Zara is looking like the go-to if you’re looking to sport this, er, look this year. A power move even Beyoncé would be proud of.
If you’re looking to power dress but puff sleeves aren’t exactly your vibe, the suit trend will suit you.
The Meghan Markle-effect means that smart, co-ord officewear is hitting the Christmas party scene like never before – and the added benefits are, quite frankly, in abundance.
Think about it. It’s winter and it’s cold out, and you get to wear full-length trousers and a long sleeve jacket while still being bang on trend? WINNING!
Gals, you can sex up this look by teaming your blazer with a cute bralette. And fellas? Throw on a crisp white tee to nail smart casual. Or also a bralette. We don’t judge.
Topshop/Topman is a great place to start for a tailored fit at a reasonable price – and don’t forget, when you’re done with your Christmas party outfit? You’ve got some smart new workwear to add to your bi-weekly wardrobe rotation!
Faux fur (again)
Just like the sparkles trend, faux fur comes back round every year. And while it’s not ideal bar/nightclub attire it’ll bloody come in handy when your Uber driver tells you, ‘he’s arrived’ when actually he’s still a mile away and it’s starting to snow.
ASOS has something for all kinds of budgets and personal styles – men included.
Team your LBD with a cosy fur coat (leopard print for extra Kat Slater points) or over-the-shoulder stole for gorgeous Gatsby chic.
If you’re looking for a Christmas party style piece that will have people stroking you all night long? This one’s the way to go. Grrrr.
And the ONLY place to wear it all…
Yours truly, obvs. Book your Christmas party at Revolution and we’ll roll out the red carpet so you can strut your stuff all night long.