What To Wear To A Holiday Party: ‘Tis the Season for Festive Menswear

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As winter approaches, you’ll likely find yourself wondering what to wear to a holiday party. The most wonderful time of year is a nice break from the norm and lifts us out of our mundane routines. Why not take this opportunity to fold up your sweats and slide into actual pants instead? From company events to low-key get-togethers with friends and family, we’re here to help you dress appropriately for all the merry mingling. Scroll on for the season’s latest menswear trends to keep you looking snazzy for all the upcoming holiday festivities.

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What To Wear To A Holiday Work Party 

Office holiday parties are your time to impress your co-workers with clever banter in a relaxed setting. So how does a stylish guy decide what to wear to a holiday work party? Balance having fun while keeping attire work appropriate. Here are our tips for what to wear to a company party.

For a holiday party at the office, maintain an air of professionalism without dressing like you would on any other workday. If your office has a business casual dress code, up the ante with a dark neutral men’s work party outfit. Go with black dress pants (or even black denim) in a slim cut paired with a midnight blue or slate gray sweater. Add polished loafers or leather chukka boots, and you’re set to socialize in style. We can already feel the winter blues melting away.

If your office falls into the casual category, the holiday party scene allows you to step up your style game. Show off your personality with some festive casual attire for men. A printed sweater—we love festive or fair isle—will get you into the spirit. Just add dark-wash jeans for an oldie-but-goodie combo that’s sure to spark conversation at your office shindig. 

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What To Wear To A Casual Celebration

Curious what to wear to a casual holiday party? Good news: you’ve got plenty of options. The key to nailing men’s festive casual attire is finding the right balance of comfort, style and versatility. Believe it or not, it’s easier than you might think.

Winter is the prime time to break out your layers. Start with a crisp button-down shirt and throw a cozy knit on top (‘tis sweater season, after all). A classic cable knit or merino wool crewneck are both solid options. Complete the look with dark denim that fits to a T (your Stylist has you covered there). The best part? You’ll wear them well after the holiday season comes to an end. If you’re attending an outdoor holiday hang, combat the chill with a quilted puffer jacket or toasty shacket, and you’ll be the most fashionable fellow of the group. 

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What To Wear To A Formal Holiday Party

With cocktail celebrations and swanky NYE soireés on the calendar, no mens’ holiday party style guide would be complete without discussing what to wear to a formal fête. Part of what contributes to a special atmosphere is how we dress. Looking sharp adds instant holiday appeal. 

If the hosts establish a cocktail attire dress code, it’s time to break out your most sophisticated style. Raise your glass and give a toast to togetherness in a sleek charcoal or deep navy suit. Complete the look with a button-down in a festive shade of cranberry red or hunter green for a party-ready pop of color. A pair of snoxfords (the sartorial love child of a polished leather shoe and a comfy sneaker) will keep you looking sharp and feeling comfortable on the dance floor. And don’t forget to keep Jack Frost at bay by topping it all off with a warm wool overcoat. 


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