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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