It's that time of year again—the time when you're invited to a Christmas party, and you have no idea what to wear. I know it can be hard to step away from your usual weekend look and into something more festive for the office. But don't worry, we've got you covered! In this guide, we'll walk through some of our favorite looks for your company Christmas party.
A navy blazer will always be an ideal choice.
A navy blazer is a classic choice for any event, but especially for a holiday party. Navy is a versatile color that goes well with many different colors and styles, and it looks good on most skin tones. You can wear this type of blazer year round—in the summer, you can pair it with white pants or khakis; in winter, you might want to wear black slacks instead.
Tweed is an option if you're feeling festive.
You’re a classic guy or gal, so you don’t want to be too trendy. But you do want to look nice on this special occasion. The best option for you is tweed.
Tweed has been around for centuries and is known for being warm and comfortable as well as stylish. You can wear it any season with confidence because it will always look good no matter what the weather is doing outside! You can also find tweed that comes in tons of colors, including bold reds and yellows if you really want to make an impression at your company Christmas party!
The humble chambray shirt could work, too.
For those who prefer not to sport a blazer at their company holiday party, the humble chambray shirt could work, too. Chambray is a light blue cotton fabric that’s often used for casual wear. It’s also one of the easiest items to wear in your closet, which makes it an excellent choice for guys who aren't too concerned about getting fancy on this special occasion.
If you're not sure how to style a chambray shirt with your business attire, just remember: keep it simple! A solid white tee and dark jeans are all you need here.
An unexpected color, like pink.
Pink is a fabulous choice for the festive season. It's not too OTT, and you can use it to match the theme of your company party. Pair pink with navy, white or even black if you want to look extra fancy.
Matching your blazer or tweed jacket with a pink shirt will elevate any outfit from business casual to dressy.
A simple white shirt under a blazer gives you a more conservative look that's perfect for work parties.
A polo top with dark trousers makes for an easygoing ensemble that comes off as dressy due to its high-quality material (the polo).
Christmas parties are a chance to get dressed up, and you can wear something festive without looking too over dressed.
You've got to be wearing something festive, but you don’t want to look like the Grinch. You can avoid this by choosing a slightly more formal look that's still festive, or a dressier option that's bright and colorful - just make sure it’s not too much.
If you're wearing a skirt or dress, make sure it hits above the knee; black is always a safe bet (unless you’re attending a white party). And never wear anything too expensive: no matter how much your colleagues have spent on their outfits, they'll notice if yours is pricier than theirs!
If you want to wear something really festive, have a look at some of our other blog posts for inspiration. We have guides for both men and women on how to dress for Christmas parties, including advice on appropriate colors and styles. The most important thing to remember is that the best outfits are those that make you feel comfortable - so go ahead and let loose!