So here's the situation: You've got work from 9 to 5 and then you've got a holiday party from 6 to whenever (you party animal, you), which leaves you with one awkward hour in between and, well, that's already dedicated to travel. Don't think about going home to get ready. In fact, don't even think about bringing a change of clothes to work, because ain't nobody got time for that. We've outlined the plan for you: You're going to the office in an outfit that's versatile enough for both the desk and the dance floor. Trust us. This is going to work. Just check out the blueprints below: three solid office-to-party looks that'll carry you through from crushing meetings and deadlines to crushing dance moves and drinks (you p-a-r-t-y-a-n-i-m-a-l, you).
1. Easy layering
This look features some classic, office-friendly pieces, like a solid turtleneck pullover and a pair of crisp trousers. For the holiday party, layer on a tuxedo jacket and gems for instant glamour and boom. You're party-ready.
Shop the look: Uniqlo turtleneck, $15; uniqlo.com. Tory Burch blazer, $495; toryburch.com. Topshop trousers, $95; topshop.com. Oscar de la Renta earrings, $390; nordstrom.com. Kate Spade cross body bag, $198; katespade.com. Ann Taylor pumps, $148; anntaylor.com.
2. No-fuss silhouette
Say this with me: We love no-nonsense looks! Pair this on-trend satin midi skirt with a pair of chic flats, and get ready to dance the night away.
Shop the look: Equipment sweater, $260; net-a-porter.com. Vince skirt, $245; intermixonline.com. Club Monaco earrings, $70; clubmonaco.com. Zoe Chicco ring, $150; nordstrom.com. Mansur Gavriel clutch, $695; barneys.com. J.Crew flats, $108; jcrew.com.
3. Holiday textures
Nothing says holiday dressing quite like ruffles and lace. Combine festive textures with an office-friendly silhouette and you've got yourself a foolproof office-to-party look.
Shop the look: Mango shirt, $50; mango.com. Theory dress, $395; theory.com. Kendra Scott earrings, $60; kendrascott.com. Ginette NY ring, $515; saksfifthavenue.com. H&M bag, $35; hm.com. Zara flats, $50; zara.com.