If there’s one thing a fashion girl knows how to do well, it’s dressing up for a party. It’s about going for bold looks, all things shiny and shimmery, and sporting other fun details to make your OOTD stand out and perfectly Instagrammable.
With the familiar scent of the holidays in the air, your social calendar must be starting to fill up with get-togethers with friends, some of which even fall on weekdays right after work. Instead of lugging an extra outfit to the office to dress into, why not be in your party clothes as soon as you clock in? Don’t worry about looking too overdressed or inappropriate for the workplace. With showstopping outfits from the Miss Selfridge Autumn/Winter 2018 Holiday collection, we’ve got fashion hacks to dress them down for office-ready looks and to spruce them up more for the night.
1. Bold Color
What’s the easiest way to make a statement without trying too hard? Don a bold color for an attention-grabbing look that’ll look great in photos, like this tickled pink number. Play around with accessories to dress it up or down—pair it with loafers for the office, then you can switch to your heels when you’re heading off for drinks.
If you’re not one for bold colors, then try a textured fabric instead. Don't let the simple silhouette fool you—the velvet fabric adds a regal and sleek touch to the chic jumpsuit. If you’re wearing this during the day, throw on a nude linen blazer and slip on pointed kitten-heeled shoes. Ditch the blazer in the evening when you meet with your friends.
Not only does fringe make a statement, it makes for great Boomerang material, too! Snap your OOTD with some movement in mind to capture your look in a different light (caption idea: Wearing fringe all day sways the bad vibes away.). If you’re going for a more casual look with this piece, enlist a pair of sneakers and a bucket hat to help offset the glitz.
Who said you can’t wear sequins to the office? Layer a sequined dress over a long-sleeved turtleneck and finish off with a pair of patent ankle boots for even more shine. Come evening time, tie your turtleneck around your waist and shimmy your way to your friend’s house party.
5. Graphic Details
Graphic details always look good in photos. Not only do vertical lines elongate your frame, they also draw the eye up towards your face. If you’re dressing this down, throw on a denim jacket and lace up a pair of chunky sneakers—something to consider for Casual Fridays. At night, swap the sneakers for a pair of strappy heels and pose standing up for a lengthening OOTD, or sit on a chair to make an even more graphic shape with your garment—either way, you end up with a thumb-stopping photo.