With office holiday parties quickly approaching, many women find themselves tearing through their closets to find the the perfect outfit. After all, what constitutes as appropriate office attire? Do you dress in overly-festive Christmas drab? Is a pantsuit an appropriate and professional option for women to wear? At Simons Shoes, we know how challenging it can be to pick out the perfect holiday outfit, especially when it comes to holiday events at the office. Before you make any final decisions on your office holiday party outfit, consider some of the helpful tips below.  

Be Willing To Ask Your Coworkers For Directions

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If you’re unsure of what attire to wear to your office holiday party, don’t be afraid to ask a coworker what they plan on wearing. Chances are, your office mates have been to an office holiday party or two, so they’ll be able to give you insider insight on the best attire for the occasion.

Accessorize Your Outfit

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Holiday parties are one of the best opportunities to accessorize your outfit. Colors, sparkles and glitz are a great way to accessorize your look, so feel free to wear items that make a bold statement. Wearing silver and gold jewelry can add a touch of elegance to a classic outfit, while pearl earrings and necklaces can make a traditional statement. If you’re looking to go the extra mile, bring a purse or clutch with embellishments such as beads, sequins and sparkles.

Show Your Personality


One of the best parts of attending a holiday party is getting to express yourself through your unique sense of style. Don’t be afraid to make a statement with with a bold and classy cocktail dress. A basic black dress can serve you well, especially when paired with glitzy and glamorous accessories. If you’re looking for the perfect footwear to compliment your holiday outfit, Simons Shoes offers a large selection of women’s heels and boots online. For a trendy and classic black pump, our Naot Trendy is amazingly comfortable and provides ample support throughout the day. If you’re looking for a go-to leather boot for the fall, our Rieker Remonte Riding Boot can easily be paired with your favorite leggings and holiday sweater.

When In Doubt, Dress Up

If you’re trying to decide between casual, cocktail and formal attire for your office holiday party, the safest bet is to dress up. Sneakers, jeans and gym shoes are not typically appropriate for office parties, and you’d hate to be the one person who totally underdressed for the occasion. For women, we recommend wearing darker, seasonal colors in elegant fabrics that you can dress up with shoes and other accessories. For a combination of vintage style and modern comfort, our leather Pikolinos Canada women’s boots are the perfect complement to an elegant and professional outfit.  

Avoid Extra Short Hemlines

When trying to decide on the perfect dress to wear to your office holiday party, avoid short hemlines at all costs. If you plan on wearing a short skirt or dress, try to keep your look more modest by wearing a long-sleeved blouse, sweater, leggings or tights. At Simons Shoes, we carry a large selection of women’s leggings for every occasion. Our comfortable and dressy Hue Leggings are a great addition to any fall wardrobe that can be paired with boots, flats and heels.

Make Sure Your Outfit Is Danceable

If you know there will be dancing at your office holiday party, make sure to wear attire that will accommodate your stellar dance moves. Aside from clothing, you’ll want to make sure your shoes can handle twists, turns and slides on the dance floor. If high-heel shoes aren’t your favorite to boogie in, consider purchasing a pair of flats for your holiday outfit. Our Beautifeel Aline Flat is a popular dress shoe among women who want to move freely and comfortably throughout the day. With six different colors to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect style for you!

Simons Shoes is proud to be a leader of men’s and women’s dress shoes and casual shoes online. Whether you’re looking for a a fashion-forward pair of heels or a trendy and comfortable pair of boots, you’re sure to find the perfect pair for you. Browse our shoe store online today!