What to Wear to a Staff Night Out

Can't quite figure out what to wear to your upcoming staff night out? With Christmas coming, most employers attended up with some idea of how to mark the end of the year and luxuriate in the festive season. In most cases, it's a party that starts with a meal and ends on the dancefloor, at a karaoke bar or a chip shop late at night...

With such a possibly jam-packed agenda, it's important to choose your outfit well, for practical reasons such as for example comfort, warmth and stain potential.

Make sure to find out just as much as you can about the programs and the dress code. You don't want to risk turning up underdressed or batik keris online, or putting on the same clothing as a colleague. Therefore communication is also a must. While that is easier said than done when it comes to big companies, at least ensure that you coordinate clothes those you work closest with.

Menswear

If you're not really headed to an formal location, but rather a smart casual affair, select a couple of chinos in a subdued block colour like grey, khaki, clay or navy. Team these with a crisp, key front shirt in either a sheer colour or a vintage pattern such as for example checks or polka dots. Accessorise with vintage pieces: a leather belt and brogues. Fill up the smart casual look with either a cardigan or a smart blazer, based on the venue.

Is a far more formal shindig on the cards? In this case you may indeed need to opt for a suit, but you will want to jazz things up a bit by deciding on a less conventional colour than black or grey? Navy, dark green and dark red can look really effective teamed with a simple shirt and leather shoes. On the other hand, in the event that you feel that might be too much of a bold statement, choose trousers and a jacket in two different tones.

Womenswear

There is absolutely no "just wear a suit" choice for women which means you have to be a bit more creative with your outfits.

One of the most practical types of party dresses is the t-shirt dress. It's a trendy and incredibly comfortable piece that may simply be thrown over a set of opaque tights or leggings and accessorised with heels or flats according to the venue and planned activities. For warmth, throw on a fitted blazer in a seasonal colour like dark red, dark green or deep blue. Select a dress with details like sequins, metallic thread or lace so you don't have to go overboard with jewellery.

These days, it is also perfectly acceptable to wear a set of trousers. Ideally, black or magnolia are the way to go. Tight fitting or wide leg designs are both bang on tendency. Team with basic tops in statement fabrics such as for example silk or velvet.