Flooded parking lots and wet feet certainly own the idea of the weather being frightful in Huntsville. With temperatures dropping, you're thinking of delightful fires and not overly concerned with your holiday party wardrobe. Still, the party season is upon us and while it would be lovely to have a chance to change into a fabulous frock for the office party or holiday cheer with friends, the realities of a busy schedule often dictate otherwise.
Look chic straight from work by tweaking your work day basics with a few of 2012’s party-ready glamorous pieces. Whether it’s for the Homegrown Huntsville’s scotch tasting at Amendment tomorrow night, or the 6 p.m. office cocktail hour, you’ll be ready for what the night has in store.
Not enough can be said in praise of the pencil skirt this season. The va-va-voom factor of this office staple can be tamed down for the boardroom, but amped up with ease for a night out. Basic black with a bit of stretch is best. For day, opt for a thin turtleneck and a pretty peplum top. For evening, lose the layer and finish the look with a pair of sparkly shoes and show-stopping statements.
Party pants are as happy at work as they are at play. Easily paired with a cozy sweater, these seasonal favorites transition in style when you opt for a silky shirt and bold baubles. For day opt for loafers or simple pumps, for evening add metallic shoes and rhinestone statement earrings that reflect the colors of the season.
The shift dress is a long-time office staple, but cocktail worthy ones call for a bit of shine. Wear that party favorite to work with a crisp button up in a soft, complementary hue. With tights and booties the look is sweet. For evening, slip out of the shirt and up the glam factor with additional sparkle. Party shoes are a must.
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