What To Wear On Christmas And Other Parties You Need To Go To Before The Year Ends


Go out with a bang (and in style)



You’ve worked hard all year; now it’s time to kick up your working girl heels—or men’s corpo-casual brogues—and do a little celebrating. After all, holiday parties abound! And it will only be a matter of time before these Yuletide festivities make way for year-ender blowouts. Count on it that from this point on, these parties will keep snowballing (till we say hello to 2018 anyway and get back to regular scheduled programming).


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The question is: what do you wear? Rather, how do you not run out of things to wear? With Christmas gift shopping, playing host and the remaining tasks at work, worrying about party outfits shouldn’t even be a concern. Besides, we know your wallet must be taking a beating as it is.


Here, we round up foolproof styling formulas and wardrobe pieces that’ll get you through all the parties without breaking the bank. You can make do with items already in your closet or pick up a styling tip or two to refresh your look!


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Something Cozy

A wardrobe staple for both men and women, the pullover sweater is as comfortable as it is stylish.


For the fellas, you can throw your pullover on a collared long-sleeved polo, pair it with chinos and sneakers in a solid color. For the ladies, tuck a textured pullover sweater into a dressy skirt or shorts if your look is casual.


For Him

Romford Casual Rib Muscle (P1,759) by RIVER ISLAND


Cotton Blend Sweater (P1,222.50) by JOE FRESH


Jorfollow Knit Jumper (P2,349) by JACK & JONES


Long Sleeve Sweater (P2,998) by ESPRIT


Barden Pullover (P799) by BLUED


Split Hem Knit Jumper (P1,571.65) by COTTON ON


For Her

Geometric Jacquard Sweater (P1,795) by MANGO


Geometric Jacquard Sweater (P1,795) by MANGO


Evie Ruffle Sweater (P799) by COTTON ON


Oversized Pullover With Folded Sleeves (P1,499) by CHLOE EDIT


Flare Sleeve Boxy Sweater (P999) by SOMETHING BORROWED


Chloe Cold Shoulder Jumper (P2,699) by RIVER ISLAND


Something Versatile

It pays to think about the parties to come. Nothing hurts the wallet more than shopping with a single occasion in mind. That’s one easy way to fall prey to every sale in your sights at the mall. Don’t be afraid to rock neutrals at a party! These versatile pieces, when styled to suit different occasions, can be worn to the office, your days off, work events and more.


For Him

Knit Cardigan (P3,049) by JACK & JONES


Dante Long Sleeve Polo Shirt (P2,699) by SELECTED HOMME


New £100 Apollo New Blue Suit Trousers (P3,149) by RIVER ISLAND


Turtleneck Wool Sweater (P2,396) by MANGO MAN


Contrast Sole Trainers (P2,649) by RIVER ISLAND


Black Skinny Stretch Jeans (P2,299) by RIVER ISLAND


For Her

Nanette Maxi Dress (P2,159) by MEGANE


Black Velvet Blazer (P2,995) by MANGO


Ivory Eyelet Tie Cuff Bardot Top (P1,995) by DOROTHY PERKINS


Strappy Metallic Dress (P1,299) by CHLOE EDIT


Off Shoulder Elasticated Jumpsuit (P1,499) by ZALORA


Dita Flirty Waisted Skirt (P1,299) by Y.R.Y.S. YOUR RULES YOUR STYLE


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Something in Red

We’ll leave it up to you to decide if red truly does bring people great fortune. In our book, there’s no harm throwing on something in this color in the spirit of Christmas or to ring in the New Year. Red is fun, eye-catching and screams: “let’s celebrate!” You can opt to wear burgundy (think: red wine) if you aren’t into hues that call too much attention to themselves.


For Him

Floral Revere Shirt (P2,395) by TOPMAN


Stripe Textured Jumper (P2,395) by TOPMAN


Perforated Jacket (P1,999) by ZALORA


Checke Long-Sleeves Woven (P929.75) by BNY


Burgundy Chinos (P1,015) by F&F


Maroon Twill Pants (P899.75) by BENCH


For Her

Mermaid Bodycon Dress (P2,399) by MDSCOLLECTIONS


Embellished Boxy Top (P1,299) by ZALORA


Edmee Lace Up Shirt (P1,159) by MEGANE


Contrast Trim Trousers (P1,695) by MANGO


Direct Point Toe Sock Boots (P3,199) by PUBLIC DESIRE


Puffed Sleeves Blouse (P995) by MANGO


A quick recap: make a statement at your next party by playing around with cozy textures (pullovers in natural fibers, in particular, are luxurious and can make anyone look instantly polished). You can also make shades of red the focal point of your look. If something muted is more your liking, you can go the classic route and throw on a practical wardrobe staple you know you’ll use again somewhere down the line. Most importantly, don't take it too seriously and have fun!



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