Fashion Cents: Office Party Attire

Wednesday, December 09, 2009 • Permalink • 

--By Kimberly Turner

What to wear to the upcoming company office party? Remember, while you are “off the clock” you are still being judged so don’t let one wrong mistake at the office party give you a reputation for the rest of the year or worst, your work career. Here are 3 tips to stay “buttoned up” yet festive at this year’s corporate holiday party:

1. Really, stay buttoned up. Don’t show too much cleavage. The women at the party will not appreciate you sharing your “girls” with their men.

2. Stay in budget. No need to buy something new. Recycle your current pieces like a black suit or little black dress (LBD). A new outfit might signal that you don’t need that bonus or raise. You can always make the recycled items festive with new accessories.

3. Stay on your best behavior. NO dancing on the tables, lap dances for your co-workers or their husbands. It had to be said!

Whew, now you are ready for the party. Cheers!
Kimberly Turner
Kimberly Turner, your personal style guru, is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kimberly has an MBA from the University of Michigan and an Image Consulting Certification from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Kimberly lives in the Windy city of Chicago and is the host of