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What to Wear to a Casual Work Party
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What to Wear to a Casual Work Party

What to wear to a casual work party

All work and no play make Jill a dull girl! Thus, ever so often, there comes up an office party, that you must get into right from work. While most men couldn’t care less, we know its stressful for the ladies who simply abhor the idea of wearing plain old work clothes to a party!

A party is a party after all, and we do understand your concern about the need to be appropriately dressed! Well, don’t worry for we have help at hand!  In this article, we will tell you how you can make little tweaks to your outfit and be all ready to shimmy your way into a casual office party!

Its all about the Buttons

So, it’s a Friday evening and you are to head out straight to a party from work. The worst part, it was a last-minute decision and you are not prepared.

Well ladies, here is an idea for you. If you are wearing a shirt with a pair of jeans, simply roll up your sleeves, open the first button of your shirt (a couple if you are ok with it!) slap on some bold lip colour and change into snazzy pair of sandals instead of your pumps. If you are wearing sneakers, don’t bother changing.

Add Style with a Kimono or a Scarf

Are you dressed in a simple white top and black jeans to work, and need to head over to a casual work party right after? Just throw over a colourful kimono over your outfit, touch up your lips and do up your hair in a loose French braid or even a messy bun.

Add a bit of kohl to your eyes and you are party ready in a jiffy! Don’t have a kimono? Don’t worry, a colourful scarf tied retro style on your neck will have quite the same effect!

All Black with a Little bit of Razzle Dazzle

Black is a colour that you can never quite go wrong with. If you know about a party in advance, get into work in black. If may simply be a silk blouse and black denim or a black top with an A- Line skirt.

Just before you are heading out to the party, do up your eyes in smoky eye make-up, add a splash of colour to your lips, let your hair down and add a pair of shiny hoop earrings. If you are wearing a black shirt, you can even consider knotting it up, crop top style or go for a French tuck ala Tan France!

The Sweatshirt Works too

Heading out with your office gang for a movie followed by dinner or drinks? If you want to keep it super casual, you can just make the most of a sweatshirt!

Of course, the ratty old one you wear when at home binge watching shows on your couch is not a good idea, but the slightly cooler ones like a varsity or sports motif will work fine. Team it up with a pair of slim pants and kid boots or sneakers.

The Camouflage Look

Love your camouflage jacket?

We do too! And we think it makes for a perfect casual work party accessory. Just throw it over your r regular jeans and t-shirt, do your hair up in a messy bun or a high pony and team up the outfit with a pair of suede boots for the feminine edge. While the camouflage jacket is wild and edgy, the boots and bun will make you quite the epitome of excellence.

Floral Maxi Skirts

Maxi skirts are a rage, and if you love wearing skirts, here is a perfect party outfit for you! Get into a flowy floral maxi skirt and team it up with a solid coloured blouse or a crop top. Add some chunky bangles to your left hand and let your hair down. One thing is for sure, people in and around you will not be able to take their eyes off you!

The Ripped Jeans and Halter Top

Love your ripped jeans and white tee look? Go for it by all means in a casual office party. However, swap the white tee with a halter tank top and you have given your outfit a whole new twist.

Just throw in a necklace to make your top stand out and you are good to go. You can also consider accessorising with a colourful clutch, sling bag, bangles or even a chunky watch to add oomph to your outfit.

The Bootleg Jeans

While on the subject of jeans, we know that that slim fit, straight or ripped jeans are in. However, if you have a pair of bootleg jeans stashed away somewhere in your closet, now is the perfect occasion to fish it out.

Just remember though that jeans such as these should not be teamed up with loose, bulky or long sleeve blouses. Opt for a cute sleeveless layered crop top or an asymmetrical top and you are set to rock a casual party. Keep the make up minimal with a dash of kohl and nude lips.

The Dress with Fun Prints

Not in the mood for jeans, trousers or even skirts? A dress will work fine too. A short dress with small prints and canvas shoes teamed up with a pair of large hoop earrings gives you quite the party look. A good watch as an accessory is all you need to complete this outfit.

The Short White Dress

Nothing says elegance better than white. If you are headed to a casual office party post work, consider wearing a short white dress. Make it stand out with a pair of burgundy heels. Light blow-dried hair and minimalist makeup is all you need to make heads turn in the party you are headed to.

Final Thoughts

Now that you have a tonne of ideas for the upcoming casual work party, we are sure you can add your special touch and make each outfit even more snazzy than the ones we have described here. So, go ahead and dazzle while keeping it understated all the while.

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