Holiday party season is in full swing but finding an outfit that’s both work-appropriate and festive can be a challenge. So for those on a time crunch, we've rounded up eight pieces you can wear at the office and to all the parties that evening.
Torrence Dress, Tory Burch($995).45 E. Oak St., 312-280-0010
The long sleeves on this Tory Burch mini-dress make its shorter hemline appropriate for client meetings, while the pattern packs playfulness suited for post-office hours.
Safiya Pearl Skirt,Club Monaco($249). 2206 N. Halsted St., 773-528-2031
This silk skirt features a slightly flared hem that ends a few inches above the knee—but the personality doesn’t stop there. Pearl-like embellishments add a ladylike twist that’ll score you compliments from the lead partners to the interns.
Priscilla Stretch Cotton Glitter Jeans, Maje ($470). 104 E. Oak St., 312-649-9228
Not every workplace is ready for sparkly jeans but if yours is, take advantage. These Maje pants combine fancy glitter with a distressed look for an outfit that is sure to stand out.
Cotton Unconstructed Blazer, Gant ($595). 1702 N. Damen Ave., 773-360-1561
This Gant blazer features a military-green tone—conservative enough to wear at the office and rich enough to sport at a holiday fête.
Glen Plaid Italian Wool Benton Suit Pants, Jack Spade ($298). 47 E. Oak St., 312-915-0315
Kick your suit game up a notch with subtle but festive plaid pants. Pair them with a crisp dress shirt and textured tie or dress them down with a laid-back sweater—either way you’ll look sharp.
Pavita Dress in Trinity 2, Theory ($213). Bloomingdale's, 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-440-4460
Though this professional dress qualifies as a year-round workplace staple, its often-overlooked wine color is one of our favorite holiday hues.
Kevin Embellished Shawl Collar Blazer ($597). Alice & Olivia, 919 N. Michigan Ave., 312-273-1254
Every working woman knows the value of a reliable blazer. This beaded, shawl-collared Alice & Olivia option is the ideal upgrade for work-to-party situations.
Couture Bow Pump, Valentino ($745). Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave. 312-464-1515
Leave your basic flats at your desk and step into these bright heels. The height is appropriate for mingling with colleagues while adding a vibrant color to any outfit.