It’s almost impossible to decide what to wear during this season of endless parties, be it office parties or fun nights at the club. Dressing up in an interesting outfit will always make a difference because people make up their minds within seconds of meeting you. Through this post we aim to help you understand how to dress appropriately for any party venue and event.
Remember, always pick clothes that add a little twist to your outfit. You can still look dapper in casual clothes as long as they are well-tailored; it’s all about the individual pieces and how you pair them.
Office parties and clubs, both require you to dress differently. The main objective is to look well-dressed, but never under-dressed. Fret not, we’re going to help you bring together the perfect outfit.
Winter is fast approaching. During this season, it is often easy to see colour disappear from the wardrobe. Break the trend and choose some bright coloured clothes, whether it is a shirt or just a pair of socks.
For an office party it is ideal to wear sober shirts and avoid colours which are too flashy. However, you could incorporate bright colours if the occasion is really festive.
For a party at a club, opt for shirts which are flamboyant and suit the ambience and mood. If the place has a dance floor, you should opt for comfortable clothing . Neon colors are in vogue and they work well for clubbing.
SEMI-FORMAL or SMART CASUALS
Semi -formal wear is expected at an office party. Even though it is a party, it being affiliated with office makes it a semi-formal event. One must always be well dressed and should carry themselves well too. Although not necessary, you can also pair your outfit with a blazer.
To a party at a club, wearing smart casuals is necessary. If you turn up in semi-formals, you could be over-dressed and may feel out of place. Dressing smartly to a club will help you feel more at ease and improve your overall experience. You could also add a casual leather jacket to your outfit for a smarter look.
SHIRTS or T-SHIRTS
Sober coloured, well-ironed, buttoned down shirts are key. The shirts need to have crisp collars. Your shirt is one of the first things people will notice even from a distance and hence it is important to pick the right color.
Parties in a club call for smart casuals. You can choose to wear collared shirts or a smart t-shirt paired with a casual jacket. Opt for colors which are vibrant but not over the top. Crisp collars and round collars, both work well in a club.
You can narrow down your options for lowers to well-fitted trousers or Chinos. Although not a traditional formal pant, Chinos are in style and look smart. Avoid wearing denims, as they spell casual.
You can either wear a pair of jeans or a pair of Chinos to a club. A nice pair of washed out jeans are a wardrobe essential and a club is a great place to wear them.
Your footwear is something that everyone notices and it could make or break your outfit.
To an office party, wearing formal shoes, either black or brown, are an absolute necessity. For an informal office, you can also wear loafers.
Wear dressy shoes to a club. Wearing open footwear makes an outfit look too casual and is usually not allowed in most clubs so do avoid open shoes (men’s sandals or flip flops). Wearing a nice pair of closed shoes will complete your look. A pair of leather shoes or even sneakers will smarten up your look for the evening, provided they are worn with the right clothing.
When it comes to hair, ensure yours is gelled in place. Unruly hair doesn’t give a good impression, even if it’s a party. Also, you need to be clean shaven or have a very well maintained beard.
While going to a club you can feel free to experiment with different hair styles. Trendy options are a mohawk, the mainstream hipster or even the bed head look. You can also stick to combed back hair. Your beard should also be done well.
ACCESSORIES – THE FINAL TOUCH
Accessories add the final touch to your outfit. For an office party, wearing a watch and an understated bracelet can complete the look. Over accessorizing is a complete faux pas for the occasion.
For a night out at a club, you can match a couple of bracelets with your outfit to accessorize it.
Other accessory options are suspenders, a hat or a cool pocket square with a waist coat. Just make sure all your accessories compliment each other well.
Follow our guide and you’re all set. So, go ahead and get ready for the party season!
Let the endless fun begin! :)
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