Spaghetti Straps Sleeve Length: Leave the serious jacket and tie at home. Have one to sell?
That means a simple, neutral suit or a sheath dress. Even if your office is casual, spiff up your usual look with a skirt rather than pants, a blouse in place of a tee, and pumps over flats. For a work holiday party, you can loosen up a bit and introduce a single touch of sparkle or color.
But keep your hemline around the knee and your neckline conservative. A dark chalk-stripe or windowpane pattern works, too. Add a natty tie, a white or pale blue dress shirt, and polished brown shoes. Pair a weekend staple with something glamorous—for instance, jeans with a bow blouse and heeled booties or ornate flats. To look pulled-together in jeans, stick to a deep indigo rinse, a sophisticated pattern, or a saturated shade, like cobalt, oxblood, or emerald.
Sharpen up further with a blazer and Golden Globes—worthy earrings. The goal is polished but not uptight, so a floral shift or a pair of tailored pants with a bright cardigan also make the cut, particularly for a daytime function, like a bridal shower. Sport a tailored oxford shirt with flat-front chinos or sleek wool pants. But if the event is more pub than lounge, switch to dark denim.
Something you would put on for lunch with friends—say, nice jeans with a striped top and ballet flats—is ideal. If she is usually put-together on an average day, follow her lead and slip on a simple jersey dress with skimmers or boots.
What not to wear, no matter what: Everyday clothes that are clean, in good condition, and unwrinkled. Yep, the bar is pretty low. Try a Henley or a button-down with jeans or, in the summer, shorts. Whether boots, mocs, or sneakers, the footwear should be well-kept and stylish to elevate the whole look.
But if you do go short, the dress should be awards-show fancy. As for men, a dark, dressy suit with a black tie is acceptable in place of a tux. If the invitation offers no heads-up on the attire, the surest way to find out is to ask the host what she is wearing.
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