In the past, one of the more difficult events I’ve had to dress for have been my office Christmas parties. Especially those parties where the dress code is something completely ridiculous like “office festive” or “Christmasy career” – both things that have appeared on invites to office parties in my past.
The worst thing you can do is dress yourself to the nines when everyone else shows up in a fancy blouse and pants or vice-versa. I have found that finding and sticking with an outfit year after year is one of the only ways to navigate this confusing event. Added bonus? If you pick the outfit wisely, it can be used throughout the holiday season – I’ll be wearing this to my office party, to various social events throughout the month and even for my family’s fancy Christmas dinners.