In just a few days, most of us will be cracking our heads, pondering on what to wear for the festive season. For those who have to be in the office from 9 to 5, the transition from a working day to night is always a stressful situation because of the need to change. But don’t forgo the party as a whole!
We shouldn’t be cancelling parties at the last minute because of an outfit crisis. For those who do not have the luxury of time to change, we have put together five outfits that you could be in comfortably during the day before rushing down to your party. Your colleagues could get some pointers from you.
Be playful while suiting up for the party. Look formal and professional for your meetings in the morning, but put yourself in a bright fuchsia suit instead of a black piece, so you can immediately turn up for the night without looking too serious.
Get the look: Gucci fuchsia silk-blend crepe blazer, US$2,452 (S$3,502), Gucci fuchsia silk-blend crepe pant, US$1,082 (S$1,545), Valentino burnished silver-tone layered necklace, US$904 (S$1,291), Gucci snakeskin shoulder bag, US$2,600 (S$3,713), SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker silver bow-embellished pumps, US$371 (S$530).
Black and gold is a good combination for work-to-party transition. A modest knee length ruffled skirt with a decent off-shoulder top is an appropriate and sleek look for the office, while the gold adds some night time bling.
Get the look: Alica + Olivia ruffled silk-blend top, US$328 (S$468), Carine Roitfeld x Uniqlo ruffled skirt, S$59.90, Stella McCartney gold hoop earrings, US$344 (S$491), Versace Medusa face metal clutch, US$2,323 (S$3,317), Alaïa metallic laser cut sandals, US$823 (S$1,175).
For those jewel toned lovers (and if you work in the creative industry), go bold in a metallic gold jumpsuit paired with a deep amethyst velvet sandals. Accessorise your outfit with flashy rings and a bright coloured purse. Your night has already begun.
Get the look: Merchant Archive gold satin jumpsuit, US$1,479 (S$2,110), Gucci spike and beads ring, US$650 (S$927), Gucci lion head ring, US$410 (S$585), Balenciaga striped canvas sling bag, €615 (S$933), Jil Sander aubergine velvet platform sandals, US$536 (S$765).
An off-shoulder mullet dress with ballet flats is a wise option for those who are always on the go; you do not want to sprain your ankles with heels before reaching the party at night. Cover up with a blazer during the day and just leave it behind when you head out for the night.
Get the look: Caroline Constas off-shoulder mullet dress, US$776 (S$1,108), Blazé Milano crème blazer with black trimming, £1,020 (S$1,797), Mansur Gavriel mini patent blush tote, US$565 (S$807), MR by Man Repeller red velvet embossed flats, US$272 (S$388).
Look serious with a button up shirt in the office however, once you’re heading to your party, be sexy (but modest) by loosening up a few of your buttons (only do this after you leave your office) to show a little of your décolletage.
Get the look: Equipment polka-dotted blush silk blouse, US$340 (S$485), Delpozo crushed velvet wide-leg pants, US$2,131 (S$3,042), Christian Louboutin white strappy sandals, US$1,195 (S$1,706), Opening Ceremony zip bag with varsity jacket charm, US$225 (S$321), Tiffany & Co T square bracelet in gold, sterling silver and black ceramic, US$1,500 (S$2,142).