What do I wear to a work holiday party?

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    Since you are undoubtedly fabulous and focused at work, an office holiday party can be the perfect opportunity to show off your fun and fashionable side to your co-workers. And while the only rule here is to remain somewhat modest and entirely professional, we recommend these three approaches to showing off your stylish side.

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    Must-Try Tip #1: Go For All-White

    Since much of our day-to-day office wear tends to be heavier on the black and gray side, try a refreshingly opposite look: all white. Think monochromatic winter wonderland with heavier, seasonably appropriate fabrics like wool, felt, chunky knits, and cashmere

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    White trousers or skirts look lovely with delicious sweaters, while blazers or coats can be layered with abandon for an unapologetically chic ensemble. 

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    This crisp but cozy palette can feel uber-festive with metallic accessories. A shiny heel, a gold clutch, or sparkly necklace can be the perfect amount of glitz. Don't be afraid to try adding all three!

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    Must-Try Tip #2: Add A Touch of Sequins

    If your holiday party is straight after work and you don't have time for a total change, try layering on some sequins that can make an otherwise serious office look feel fun

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    Try a sequined blazer over a blouse, an embellished cardigan over a crewneck top, or even a longer coat with touches of sparkle can do the trick. 

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    Must-Try Tip #3: Try A Nutcracker-Inspired Outfit

    A look that references this classic holiday ballet can feel warmly nostalgic and totally unexpected. A tutu’s not required; instead pair a ballet-like full skirt with a more shrunken sweater or blouse. 

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    To edge up this very feminine look, you can try a biker jacket over a buttoned-up black blouse or tee instead. Sweep you hair back in a sweet bun and pair with delicate, danceable shoes.

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    You probably are already familiar with Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. These Los Angeles-based stylists are known for their work with red-carpet favorites like Emma Roberts and Mandy Moore, to name a few. In addition to their noteworthy stylist careers, the ladies are also the geniuses behind the beloved denim brand Current/Elliott. They will be answering your style questions, so be sure to submit your most pressing queries today!

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