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Dressing for Your Work Christmas Party on a Budget


It’s that time of the year again – the start of sequins, glitter, and plenty of festive joy! It also means that your work Christmas party is nearing.

As one of the most anticipated events of the year, work Christmas parties are a high-end parade of chic garments that only reinforce the festive cheer.

But as we’re amidst a financial downturn, many people are looking for ways to cut down their budget. Thankfully, fashion allows you to look expensive without spending too much. It is all about adding the right shoes and accessories!

Even if you don’t think you have a fashion eye, these tips will help you dress to impress for your work Christmas party on a budget.

Give your old clothes a revamp

Most likely, you already have the perfect dress in your wardrobe, and it’s time you move away from the concept of buying brand-new clothes for every event you’re invited to.

Sometimes, dressing for a party is all about matching a simple dress, a jumpsuit, or a girl-boss suit with the right shoes and accessories. They hold power to completely transform an outfit and make it suitable for any occasion. And when it comes to partywear, you have such a wide variety of statement accessories to choose from.

So, for this year’s work Christmas party, rummage through your wardrobe, and you surely will find the perfect dress or suit. With the right accessories, no one will even notice if you’ve worn it before.

Alternatively, if you’re really tempted to buy a new dress, and there is one you particularly love, make the investment but promise yourself to wear it to a few more occasions that are coming up. Christmas dinner, New Year’s Eve, and those Capricorn babes’ birthdays are only some examples.

Remember that wearing a dress to your work Christmas party is not mandatory, and two-part outfits and co-ords look just as dazzling. You can go for chic pants, such as wide-leg or flared, matched with a blouse or a sequin top. A long pleated skirt paired with a fitted top and statement boots is also a spending look that can make you stand out amongst a crowd of little black dresses.

If you decide to go for a non-dress option, why not treat yourself to a new blouse to compliment your favourite wide-leg pants or skirt instead of buying all the components brand-new? Something new, something old, and something cheerful – this is the rhyme best suited for this year’s Christmas party dressing.

Find the perfect dress in a charity shop

Again, you don’t have to buy your whole Christmas attire brand-new, and charity shops are the perfect place to find a splendid outfit that’s both cost-effective and gives back to the community.

Shopping at charity shops is often referred to as treasure hunting. You can find designer clothes at incredibly affordable prices, as well as unique vintage stuff! Plus, buying your outfit from a charity shop will ensure you’re standing apart from the crowd and will avoid the awkward duplicate outfits if shopping on the high street.

It’s all about the shoes and accessories

Even the most spectacular designer dress can look mediocre if it’s not paired with the right shoes and accessories. 

This season, dramatic jewellery in maximalist geometric forms is entering the runway – perfect for making a true statement! Asymmetric drop earrings and dramatic metallic necklaces can be paired with a classic little black dress or a jumpsuit for a more contemporary look. Pearls are also in this winter season, and they’re perfect for a more sophisticated style.

The stiletto enthusiasts will also be rewarded this year, as the luscious heel is back in style. Alluring women’s boots resting seductively on a stiletto heel will elevate your work Christmas party look. Black sock boots are also entering the scene this winter, and they cater for a more contemporary yet stylish look. And lastly, the timeless chunky platform boots will be dominating the winter boots trends once again!

Of course, don’t forget the bag! A glitter clutch bag will add that oomph to your outfit, the Carrie Bradshaw style! 

With such a wide choice of party shoes and accessories, you are sure to look spectacular at your work Christmas party without splurging out on expensive outfits you might wear only once. 



Image: Silver jumpsuit by Belles of London

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