What are the common rules to keep in mind when dressing for a work event?
When it comes to parties with family and friends, anything goes, but the same rule doesn't apply for office parties - these still need to be treated as work functions.
My best tip is to always dress for your shape. Yes, there is an array of amazing fashion trends right now, but pick and choose which ones work for you specifically, even if this means adding a trend piece with an accessory.
It's important your outfit is comfortable! There's no point in sitting down all night because your shoes are so tall that your feet are killing you, or your dress needs to constantly be tweaked. It's time to let loose, dance the night away and have a great time with your work crew, so always opt for comfort over everything else.
Another great tip is to choose a garment you can dress up or down, depending on the event. This is great idea if you want to plan your outfit before you receive your invite, or the location is a surprise. Just be adding heels, statement earrings and a beautiful clutch, you can turn the piece into an evening look. I'm all for getting value from my purchases and not letting them collect dust in the wardrobe!
Lastly, it's a fashion myth that you need to spend a lot of money to look good. Purchase items that fit you perfectly and you love, and they will last you from season to season.