How Go From Work to Holiday Party Chic
During the holidays, often times we find ourselves getting ready in the morning wondering what we can wear that is work appropriate but still cute enough for a holiday event. It's actually a lot easier than you think! Kimberly and I have become pros at transitioning from day to night in a few short steps.
Find Your Core Pieces
The first thing you want to do is find the holiday statement piece for your outfit. In this case, I picked my gold embroidered J. Crew pants from last season and toned them down with a simple gray cashmere sweater from Uniqlo. For a day of meeting clients, I wore my metallic flats that are comfortable and easy to get around in, but still add sparkle.
Amp Up For Evening With Accessories
Accessories and makeup are the easiest way to transition any outfit from work to a night out if you are tight on time. To amp up my work outfit for a holiday party, I swapped out the flats for black patent leather heels, added gold tassel earrings and went for a bold red lip for a pop of color. The best part is that all of the pieces I needed for an outfit change were small enough to fit in my work bag (I also slid a clutch in there to use as my evening bag).
Pro tip: Don't be afraid to mix silver and gold tones. They are fun any time of year, but especially for extra "sparkle" during the holidays.
Just add your favorite holiday cocktail and you're ready to go!
Photo Credit: Kelsey Johnson