’Tis The Season

From what does dress festive really mean, to what to do when you hada little too much fun at your office party. You have questions — so we got our A-team to answer them. Here’s everything you need to know to navigate the holiday season in style.

What does ‘Dress Festive’ really mean?  

Think cocktail attire, but with a holiday twist. A festive outfit doesn’t need to be head-to-toe sparkle, because all you need is some creative styling tricks to transform your go-to denim into a head-turner. From a sequin top or statement jewelry to a bold velvet blazer or jewel tones, you are only need one key element away from a glamorous outfit! 

What is the biggest trend for this holiday season? 

Power suiting — it could be separates or a black jumpsuit. Equal parts sexy and empowering, more and more women are wearing the pants! 

What should I wear to my office party? 

Whatever the party dress code, the LBD never fails to impress. Just add a red lip and a statement shoe. You can also go all out with a sparkly, festive dress or keep it classic and cool with a velvet top and skinny jeans. 

Is there a general rule book for a work holiday party? 

Work parties are all about having fun. Celebrate the spirit of the season and all the milestones of the year. This is also an opportunity to showcase a ‘less serious’ side of yourself and develop your out of the office relationships, and perhaps stumble upon quirky common interests! It’s also a good idea to step outside your comfort zone — maybe engage a worker you may not have the opportunity to chat with often? 

And is there a list of what not to do?

It never hurts to be mindful (or keep it classy!). Enjoy the signature cocktails, but don’t overdo it. Also, don’t spend all night talking business! 

What to do if I had a little too much fun at my office party?

If you’re able to catch yourself before things get too out of hand, leave! If you feel you have offended someone, make a mends and work to rebuild any relationships that were damaged.

Otherwise, just wear your power outfit, show up to work the next day and be prepared to laugh at yourself! 

Five essentials for your day to night kit. 

Statement jewelry. Something to spice up the lip — a bold color or a gloss to go over your signature nude. Dry shampoo to add volume to the end of your day and the beginning of night. Shimmer for our eyes and a fun party clutch so you can leave your tote at work. 

What’s the holiday party MVP of makeup? 

Becca highlighter in Champagne Pop. The shimmer is fine and gives you that perfect glow. not Use it lightly on the high points of your face and even your collar bones to catch light as you dance the night away! 

What are some gift ideas for my co-workers?   

Keep it simple, make it thoughtful and try your best to stay away gift cards. Mini sets are a great gift idea, depending on what their interests are. Remember, one size definitely doesn’t fit all! 

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