FESTIVE OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY WEAR

 

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It’s that Season once again for the annual holiday office party. Whether you love it or hate it everyone is obligated to go, knowing the Boss will be there with bonus checks and greatly appreciated end-of-the-year gifts. The dilemma of what to wear to a party in front of those you closely work with in a professional setting everyday can be tough. But have no fear. We have come to the rescue with our favorite picks on how to catch your co-worker’s interest without trashing your reputation. Take a look at our selections below and start shopping your favorites. You don’t have to dread this year’s office party knowing you’ll be the one they all will remember with class yet style.

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KEEPING IT CLASSY

If you’re the kind of girl who prefers demure hemlines and classic style, you can never go wrong in a knee length A line skirt, brightened up with a holiday red silk blouse and jacket. We like Vince Camuto’s A Line pleated black skirt, and the red silk blouse with necktie from Hale Bob , accessorized with a black fur coat and matching black “flex” heels from Michael Kors to keep you comfortable all night long. Jazz things up a bit in Hale Bob’s black lace pencil skirt  paired with your red silk blouse and cropped black bolero jacket, finishing with delicate diamond drop earrings from Lafonn for a touch of holiday sparkle. Keeping it classy and simple is always in style when you can carry the look off with confidence and poise.

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PLAYING WITH THE BOYS

Channel your inner “Marlene Dietrich” with a one piece jumpsuit for sleek yet feminine style. Your outfit will show that you can keep up with the men without forgoing your womanly side as well. We like Hale Bob’s sleeveless black lace jumpsuit, or go for a bit of “Hollywood” holiday glam in a sleeveless black one piece with sequin front. Adhereing to your “menswear” style, sweep your hair into a sleek low bun and accessorize with an oversized blazer from Paige Denim, patent pointy toe Oxfords from Paul Green, and an industrialized box clutch from Whiting & Davis. If you prefer a more feminine look, go with Hale Bob’s ivory faux fur coat, matching ivory Brocade kitten heels from Simple Soles, and tiny pearl earrings from Mikimoto. Whichever way you choose to style your one piece pantsuit, be sure to include this look in your office party planning this Season.

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VINTAGE CHIC

Nothing attracts looks more than a hint of a simple more refined classic time period in fashion. As Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” plays in the background, transform your style to a differernt era with a throwback to 1950’s glamour. The easiest way to achieve this vintage look is with an “A line” fitted dress, a trending silhouette at the time. With a fitted waist and a flare skirt, this shape works best to accentuate a tiny middle and toned legs, while hiding wider hips and thighs. Get the look with Hale Bob’s black stretch Ponte and lace A line dress paired with black tights and matching black heels for a streamlined style. Or “let it go” a la Elsa from Frozen in Hale Bob’s bright icicle blue A line dress and matching embellished blue heels from Menbur Sanco. From brights to neutrals to patterns, select your favorite vintage find from Hale Bob at our wide selection online, one to suit every taste and style.

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NAUGHTY BUT NICE

There’s no shame in flaunting your fit physic at the annual holiday party. However, you do want to keep it posh yet professional in the office setting. Select your favorite holiday red mini dress and pair with black tights and matching black heels, revealing a little leg but not too much. Get a similar look as pictured above with Hale Bob’s long sleeve lace dress paired with matte opaque tights from Wolford and black suede heels from Dolce Vita.  For a different silhouette, we also like Hale Bob’s short sleeve soft jersey wrap dress paired with trendy Elie Tahari black tights with side stripe and black suede booties from Saint Laurent. A little flirt is fine as long as it’s done with good taste and style.

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SAY YES TO SEQUINS

Don’t be afraid to glitter and glisten at the holiday party in a shimmering sequined dress. The key to not appearing too “overdone” is to pair your look with neutral accessories and natural hair and makeup. Reserve your flamboyant side for the upcoming New Year’s Eve festivities.  Get the above featured style with Hale Bob’s gold sleeveless sequined dress topped with Rebecca Minkoff’s long black silk blazer or again, go with Hale Bob’s cropped bolero jacket. You could also try one of this Season’s “winter white” trends in the ivory sequined cocktail dress from Hale Bob combined with an ivory Ponte stretch jacket and delicate ivory satin heels from Kate Spade. Let your hair fall loose and wavy in a slightly “tousled” manner aided by Bumble and Bumble’s surf infusion spritz spray and you are ready to rock this year’s office party in style.

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PARTY ANIMAL

If you just can’t contain your excitement and are always the “life of the party,” there is a way to tame the animal within and still have a good time. The office party setting is not always the best place to “let loose,” however  there’s no need to feel uncomfortable with who you are. We suggest our favorite animal printed wrap dress from Hale Bob paired perfectly with Lafayette’s sleek tech jacket, black tights, and black leather Mary Jane’s from Shoes of Prey. You could even go a bit edgier with Vince’s  black paneled leather jacket and knee high boots from Steve Madden if you dare. Another chic way to reveal your inner “tiger” is to accessorize a favorite LBD with animal print items such as Michael Kors’ “cheetah” kitten heels or Cleobella’s leopard fringe clutch. Don’t be afraid to express yourself this holiday Season. Just be sure to do it with moderation and an “Oh So Chic” style.

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Classic or edgy. Vintage or trendy. There’s a holiday office party style that’s waiting for you this Season. Instead of wishing the event was already over, look forward to being able to express your individuality and personal style with the people you work with everyday. Let down your guard a little and let your true self shine through. Sincerity is always refreshing and your Boss is sure to take note. Your co-workers will see you in a whole different light and by being able to express yourself, you might actually enjoy going to work this year. Be you, be yourself, but always be feminine.

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HOLIDAY PARTY TRENDS

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With Thanksgiving past us and the holidays ahead, it is time to start planning the perfect party fashion attire for every occasion this Season. From the office party to present exchange with the girls to Christmas dinner, we’ve selected the perfect outfits to suit any and every event this year. Whether you decide to go traditional or try something new, take a look at our top trending looks for the holidays 2015. Take advantage of Black Friday sales this weekend, and start shopping our top choices.

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One of our top holiday looks trending this Season is winter white from head to toe. Stay with the Season, and look for luscious ivory and off-white colors rather than Summer’s crisp white hue. For your next holiday party, we love Liberty Garden’s NEW long sleeve mixed media ivory sheath dress paired with Menbur’s matching ivory ankle strap sandals and Topshop’s “Polar Bear” faux fur ivory overcoat. We also like Hale Bob’s romantic ivory embroidered mesh lace dress or the ivory floral A line dress, flattering on “Apple” shaped figures. Or, go maxi style in Liberty Garden’s “Boho” ivory embroidered strapless dress or Hale Bob’s classic stretch lace dress with half slip. For more casual occasions, go with Hale Bob’s ivory ultra suede leggings and ivory lace sweater knit long sleeve shirt, topped with Liberty Garden’s ivory terry knit lace jacket. However you choose to style, be sure to include one our favorite head to toe color trends this Winter.

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MAD FOR PLAID

Our second favorite holiday party style trending this Season is plaid. Go with a fresh, updated look for 2015 with a sleek plaid midi pencil skirt, or bundle up in a cozy plaid wool jacket. You can even accessorize with tiny plaid stud earrings or a chic plaid crossbody bag. Get a similar look as above with Topshop’s wool blend midi length skirt paired with Hale Bob’s black long sleeve embroidered top and black ankle strap heels from Steve Madden. Bundle up against Winter’s chilliest weather in Ann Taylor’s brushed wool blend plaid coat or go for holiday cheer in Trina Turk’s double breasted emerald green plaid jacket. If plaid isn’t quite your clothing style, simply accessorize with Coach’s mini red plaid crossbody bag or go for just a hint with plaid stud earrings or classic plaid watch from Burberry. Bold or subtle. Be sure to include a little plaid in your Winter wardrobe this year.

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WINTER FLORALS

Not just for Spring anymore, Winter is the perfect time to let the flowers come out and play. The key to fashioning florals for Winter is to look for darker prints and longer sleeves, or accessorize your dress with heavier coats, scarves, furs and boots. For a day party with the girls, try  Hale Bob’s pink and white bold floral print maxi dress topped with a red rabbit fur vest and black booties from Via Spiga. At your next holiday office party, wow them in style with Betsey Johnson’s floral print stretch midi dress accessorized with emerald green satin T-strap sandals and a “Fall Follies” embellished flower bangle all from the designer herself. Dance the night away at your next holiday cocktail party with Hale Bob’s flattering gold sleeveless floral sequin dress paired with a matching copper sequin jacket and Topshop’s laser cut gold sandalsMaxi or mini. Sequined or satin. Add a lovely floral dress to your holiday party style this Season.

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A SHORTS STORY

Even though Winter is upon us, don’t rule out your favorite pair of shorts at your next holiday party. As with florals, the key is to layer your pair of shorts with heavier knits, wools, and furs, and on extra cold days, a pair of wool tights. Get a similar “Winter White” look as pictured above with Liberty Garden’s NEW ivory lace skort paired with Hale Bob’s ivory lace sweater knit blouse classic ivory jacket from Shopbop, and a “Boho” floppy hat from Eugenia Kim. Or go with our other favorite “Mad for Plaid” look in a frosty blue plaid romper from Soft Joie layered with soft wool blend tights from Falke and trendy suede fringe booties from Sam Edelman. If lace and plaid don’t please you, take a look at our wide range of shorts in all patterns and styles at our online store Posh at Play. There’s one to suit you perfectly at your next holiday gathering.

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TANGERINE IS THE NEW RED

From Elie Saab to Alice + Olivia, designers this year brought us a new shade of red – bright tangerine. What better time than the holidays to try on one of this Season’s top trending colors. Stand out from among the rest at your next office party in a Phillip Lim sleeveless silk ruffle dress or go for a more tailored look in Black Halo’s tangerine shift dress. Off set the bright color with nude ankle strap sandals from Suart Weitzman and a bead and crystal clutch by Natasha Couture, or head to toe color with tangerine suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi and a matching leather clutch from Rag and Bone.

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You are sure to dazzle and shine for your next formal affair in a sweeping floor length tangerine color maxi dress. We’ve picked one out just for you. Try Hale Bob’s stretch satin halter maxi dress paired with shimmering crystal embellished pumps from Badgley Mischka and dainty crystal drop earrings. Be the “belle 0f the ball” this Season in bright tangerine.

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DENIM AND LACE

Lastly, as featured in Harper’s Bazaar magazine’s top party picks, we couldn’t agree more with unexpected dynamic lace paired with denim. Suitable and chic for any holiday gathering, what better way to spruce up durable denim this Season than with an elegant, vintage Victorian lace blouse. We like this updated look with pencil skirt and lace up booties, perfect for the office party, dinner with the parents, or the annual holiday get together. Our top picks include Hale Bob’s supple satin and sultry black lace blouse or go with black stretch floral lace tunic paired with AC Collection’s faded denim pencil skirt and Alexandre Birman black lace up booties. Change up your style at another holiday occasion with a trendy midi length denim skirt from Frame Denim or go with relaxed cropped denim pants from Citizen’s of Humanity. And you could always switch things up by topping Hale Bob’s ivory or grey lace midi skirt with a tie back denim top from Nicholas. However you choose to style, try the denim and lace combo this year.

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Which holiday style do you fancy most? Whether you choose to go winter white head to toe or pair denim and lace, change things up this Season. Forgo the predictable LBD and wear something that expresses your unique personality and beautiful YOU. Start shopping your favorite looks today from the convenience of your home and take advantage of the remaining hours of our online Black Friday sale here at Posh at Play. Find all your favorite looks right here.

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HOW TO WEAR WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY

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Now that Labor Day has passed, is it time to put away all of our favorite white fashion outfits? No. This Season is all about re-imagining your fashion style and ingenuity. The old adage of “no whites after labor Day” is passé.  This week, we will show how to keep your Summer whites alive throughout the cooler Fall and Winter months with just the right accessories. As the weather chills, you can keep the fresh breezy bright whites of Summer by adding heavier layers and Fall accessories, and you can also begin to add Winter’s favorite off-white and ivory colors to your wardrobe collection. Scroll down for our favorite ways to incorporate white into your everyday fashion style this Season.

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WHITE SKINNY JEANS

One of our favorite versatile looks for Fall Fashion is the skinny white jean. Though wide leg and boyfriend jeans are having a moment on the fashion scene, you can’t go wrong with this always trendy denim style. Update your look for 2015 by choosing a white skinny in a cropped fit. We like Joe’s Jeans high water cropped jeans in white leopard print for perfect texture and style. Pair with Liberty Garden’s short sleeve gray knit sweatshirt and layer with your favorite denim blouse. Complete your outfit with MTNG Orginials’ suede ankle boots and a trendy cross body bag from Ivanka Trump and you are ready to head into the Fall Season in style. No need to throw your white skinnies to the back of the closet. With a little creative pairing, your white jeans can rock the cooler months too.

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WHITE LOUNGE PANTS

Chillier Autumn months make us yearn for pumpkin spice lattes, cozy cashmere sweaters, and comfy knit pants. Bring your lounge pants out to the streets this fall in an “Athleisure” style all your own. For a unique and updated look, try Liberty Garden’s new distressed white lounge pants paired with your favorite Tee and chic ballerina flats. As the weather cools, top your pants with Liberty Garden’s ivory color block sweatshirt or try the gray ombre knit sweater for a dressier look. Let your white lounge pants go beyond the comfort of your home this Fall and bring them out to lunch with the girls, errands out on the town, or a trip to your favorite coffee shop.

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WIDE LEG TROUSERS

Though flowy white wide leg trousers usually cry “summer style,” we’ll show you how to style your favorite pants for Fall. No need to throw them to the back of the closet as the weather cools. Simply pair with your coziest chunky knit sweater or contrast with the trending colors for Fall. Start with Hale Bob’s white studded wide leg pants and top with Hale Bob’s cozy floral lace crochet sweater or white sequined embroidered lace top for an evening out on the town. Choose a completely different look by pairing with the contrasting colors of Fall. Try Liberty Garden’s black fur shoulder long sleeve shirt or the tattered long sleeve top in Cashmere Rose, one of this Season’s trendiest colors. Don’t forget to include your white wide leg pants for perfect Fall style.

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WHITE LEGGINGS

Our final favorite white pant style to carry with you into the Fall months are leggings. On those busy Fall days when you don’t have time to think about what to wear, throw on your favorite white leggings and shine in style. Easily pair with your favorite loose white Tee and ankle booties for a carefree stylish look, or combine with your favorite silky blouse, tailored jacket and strappy heels for an evening out. We love Hale Bob’s ivory leggings with ultra suede with extra warmth during the coming months. On casual days out, top with Liberty Garden’s ivory lace back swing Tee and cozy gray ankle boots from Esseutesse. Stay warm on a cold night out in your suede leggings paired with Hale Bob’s ivory camisole, copper sequined jacket, Sam Edelman’s white open toed booties, and complete with Rebecca Minkoff’s ivory leather envelope clutch.

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WHITE LACE MAXI DRESS

No need to throw your Summer “Boho” style out the window this Fall Season. With the perfect Fall accessories, you can keep your Summer “chill” and still stay stylish for the cooler months ahead. Pair your favorite white lace dresses so perfect for the beach with chunkier ankle boots, knee high boots, or trendy classic oxfords accessorized with a warmer black leather jacket or your favorite cozy suede fringe jacket. If you missed out on Summer’s “Boho” style, get started today with Hale Bob’s sleeveless long lace dress with half slip. Complete your Fall look by adding a black leather fringe jacket from Free People, black fringe ankle booties from Steve Madden, and a matching black fringe cross body bag NEW from Ash. For a night out on the town, accessorize your lace dress with Hale Bob’s white washed silk jacket, white lace booties from Lauren Lorraine, and a Rebecca Minkoff evening clutch. Boho or Classic. Casual or dressy. Don’t exclude the white lace dress from your Fall Fashion wardrobe this year.

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WHITE MAXI SKIRT

Our final favorite Summer trend you don’t have to let go of for Fall is the white maxi skirt. A perfect Summer staple, segue into cooler weather by adding a cozy sweater, or wool jacket, and accessorizing with warm winter knee high boots or ankle booties. Pull out Hale Bob’s white studded satin maxi skirt from Summer and pair with your favorite fitted black tee, black bolero jacket from Hale Bob, and black fringe ankle booties from Sam Edelman for perfect workplace style. Or sweep your hair into a messy topknot and go “Athleisure” with Liberty Garden’s ivory ultra suede long sleeve shirt and your favorite comfy white sneakers. Dress up the maxi skirt by layering Hale Bob’s warm black fur vest over a silky long sleeved white blouse and accessorize with deluxe Badgley Mischka white crystal heels and matching Menbur clutch. Whether dressy or casual, be sure to keep the white maxi skirt as a Fall staple this year.

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No need to throw your Summer whites to the back of the closet. Bring them out to shine bright during the dreariest of Fall and Winter days. Remember to forgo your favorite sandals and cotton sweaters in favor of heavier knits and snug booties to reflect the changing Seasons. Layering with a black leather jacket, pairing with a “Marsala” colored knit sweater, or adding a suede cross body bag and booties can help transition your fresh Summer whites into the cooler months of Fall. However you choose to fashion your Summer whites, we have all the right accessories you need to start shopping your favorite looks from our top suggestions. Peruse our online store today at Posh at Play from the comfort of your home and start hitting the streets in style.

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