An Appropriate Office Party Outfit With 20twelve

Now that Thanksgiving is over I imagine your in boxes will be filling up with office party invitations. I don’t have a 9-5 job and will not be attending an “office party” but I will be attending a few holiday work parties. I wanted to focus this post for those who are in the office and need guidance on what to wear. I teamed up with 20twelve to showcase their beautiful clothing and accessories. 
 This outfit was a lot of fun to pick out. Since I don’t work in an office I was able to think about how I would dress if I did and what the office life is like these days. I used to work in an office and I had to wear black or brown slacks and a button up collared shirt, each day we had a different colored shirt too! I would love to know if the office still dresses like that (I hope not)! I didn’t have much to experiment during my office days but now my girlfriends who work in offices where the chicest outfits and they all seem to be pretty casual too. 
 This color, dainty earrings and large necklace are really not my style. This is a very feminine look but it is beautiful and it feels good to dress outside of your comfort zone every once in a while. 
 I personally prefer clutches if I think I may be uncomfortable in a situation. Holding on to your clutch give you something to do with your hands, grab a drink and you are all set. Now, if you are a social butterfly and plan on drinking, eating, mingling and shaking peoples hands, I suggest opting for a bag that has a delicate strap like this one so you can have your hands available. 

The Breakdown:
You most likely don’t wear jeans to work (unless it’s Friday) but some type of skirt, pant or a dress. After hours you can relax a bit more, personally and physically. But remember your boss, the boss’s boss and so on may be at the party so be appropriate. This pencil skirt is perfect for the office and even better for the holiday season because it is so detailed with the lace and ruffles. You could wear this skirt with a modern button up and blazer or go for a sweater in a fun color. Lately, I have been into mixing pink and navy together and love the combination of the two. I kept the outfit classic by pairing it with basic black pumps. If your office is more fashion forward or fashion accepting try a fun bootie like this pair. 
*sweater | Co ‘3/4 Cropped Sweater’ in rose (in white)
*skirt | Alexis ‘Jensine Lace Skirt’ (similar for less)
*clutch | Jerome Dreyfuss ‘Popoche Medium Pouch’ (similar)
*necklace | HML of Berlin (sold at 20twelve)
*earrings | Aureile Biedermann ‘Lily of the Valley Drop Earrings’ 
*bracelet | Wouters & Hendrix ‘Bracelet’ – 30% off! (ring version)
*all of these items are currently for sale at 20twleve.
Live votre rêve!
Once again 20twelve will be offering 10% off your holiday office style in store if you mention this post! Happy shopping!
Thank you 20twelve for providing your style for this post. 

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