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How to Bring Your Holiday Style Game

Most people dread figuring out what to wear for their holiday parties and family celebrations. Not our clients! We make sure they have those outfits lined up in plenty of time, or at least have multiple options in their closet. It has been very cute to see how many of our regular clients were inspired by our Thanksgiving outfit post.

We were recently interviewed for Northern Virginia Magazine to give advice for office holiday party dressing. No one wants to be overdressed or underdressed when celebrating with their boss and co-workers, so I came up with this balanced outfit that plays with texture and shine, but is still safe and appropriate for any office shindig. Read the article and see below!

I hope the outfits below will inspire you for the next few weeks of holiday festivities! Let us know!



Office Holiday Party

A red satin top and velvet pencil skirt make a festive outfit, but the Theory blazer keeps it appropriate for a business function. Diamond or crystal huggies are the best earring for any work occasion.

Theory Brince B Good Wool Suit Jacket, $435
Theory Textured Satin Tee
, $255
Halogen Velvet Stripe Pencil Skirt, $41
Gorjana Madison Shimmer Huggie Hoop Earrings, $45
Calvin Klein ‘Gella’ Pointy Toe Pump, $72

All About the Accessories

For a low key holiday celebration with your family, a blouse and jeans is all you need. However, a fashionista like you would dress it up with fun shoes, sparkly earrings, and a satin bag!

Frame Long Puff Sleeve Silk Blouse, $325
Frame Le High Waist Flare Jeans, $230
The Accessory Junkie Felice Drop Earrings, $292
Reiss Vienna Tassel Clutch, $190
Malone Souliers Maisie Genuine Snakeskin Banded Mule, $695

Hostess with the Mostest

Think outside the box for hosting and go with a shimmery suit instead of a dress. Comfortable shoes from Ally will have you serving champagne without any heel pain.

Ramy Brook Dahlia Gold Lamé Blazer, $595
Ramy Brook Lucinda Gold Lamé Pants, $395
7 For All Mankind Cowl Neck Satin Tank Top, $125
Oscar De La Renta L Crystal Flower Linear Drop Earrings, $390
Ally Black Suede Shoes, $285

LBD with a Twist

The go-to LBD is holiday party appropriate with a faux fur shrug. Finish out the Seventies look with block heel boots and gold hoop earrings.

Sam Edelman Halter A-line Dress, $128
Nvlt Faux Fur Jacket, $148
Argento Vivo Small Curved Hoop Earrings, $48
Edie Parker Jean Crinkled Metallic Leather Box Clutch, $477.98
Louise Et Cie Waldron Knee High Boot, $229

Cozy Chic At Home

A full cashmere outfit with Alexis Bittar earrings is basically the definitely of lounging in luxury. Put this on after the kids go to bed, pour a glass of wine, and congratulate yourself for making it through another holiday season.

C By Bloomingdale’s Dip-dye Cashmere Cardigan, $99
Reiss Agata Metallic Knitted Top Silver, $180
Vince Wool & Cashmere Wide Leg Pants, $365
Birdies The Phoebe Feather Trim Mule, $140
Alexis Bittar Mismatched Stud Earrings, $125


Real Life Style is a style consulting firm that teaches busy women to wear their power so they can live their lives fully and confidently. Lani Inlander and Kyle Dunphy are based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and serve clients across the country. We offer personal styling services, an on-demand e-course, corporate services, and training to become a personal stylist.

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