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Cocktail Attire for Office Holiday Party

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Hi,

 

I have an office Holiday Party to attend this evening and am unsure about proper attire for the event. The invitation says "cocktail attire" is the appropriate dress. Originally, I had intended on wearing my ill fitting navy suit (bought just for the job interview), but I now realize this may be overdoing it for a Thursday night office party. I'm a new (and young) employee and I'm not looking to stand out too much and I don't like the suit.

 

My current thought is to wear heather grey pants, a white spread collar shirt, a red tie, a navy blazer, a brown belt, and brown brogues. I just wanted to make sure I'm not breaking any fashion rules by going with this. If need be, I could acquire another tie or pair of pants in a different color, but I'm pretty much stuck with the navy blazer and brown shoes.

 

If it makes any difference, I work for an accounting firm in New Orleans and people aren't very fashion-conscious around here.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

post #2 of 3

probably too late now, but never hurts to dress up when there are bosses standing around. i generally take any office party as a sign to suit up, but often the holiday parties end up with a bunch of guys in terrible ill fitting christmas sweaters

post #3 of 3
Your intended ensemble will be fine. Have fun. Welcome to Styleforum.
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