Holiday party dress codes are hard to decipher.

There's a fine line between festive and completely inappropriate.

But don't worry we've come up with a quick guide so that you don't embarrass yourself in front of your boss.

You're welcome.


Stick with a navy jacket for holiday shindigs. They're classic and professional and can be re-worn for practically any occasion. We recommend that you avoid black it's too harsh.

Nordstrom Classic Fit Navy Wool Blazer  33% OFF 
Price: 295.00 $197.65 

John Varvatos Star USA 'Townshend' Trim Fit Navy Wool Flazer
Price: $395.00


We recommend going for a light-blue striped shirt which looks nice under the blazer or by itself.

A plain white shirt is another safe bet you basically can't go wrong as long as there aren't huge stains on it. 

Ike Behar Crosby Striped Dress Shirt
Price: $135.00  

Eton of Sweden Slim-Fit Solid Twill Dress Shirt
Price: $240.00


For pants, you'll want to wear gray flannel. 

Nordstrom Classic Fit Navy Wool Blazer  33% OFF 
Price: $145.00 $97.15 

Flat Front Wool Flannel Trousers
Price: $125.00


For a holiday tie, if the event is on the conservative end, a nice blue tie is the way to go. But if you're willing to go bold (and in theme), some sort of printed red tie will work.

Brioni Striped Silk Tie
Price: $230.00

Armani Collezioni Diamond Jacquard Silk Tie
Price: $160.00

Or... Bow Tie

If you really want to let your hair down, a bow tie is the way to go. But: stay far, far away from clip-on bow ties.

Eton of Sweden Dot Print Silk Bow Tie
Price: $95.00 

Eton of Sweden Plaid Bow Tie
Price: $395.00 


And of course, a classic accessory a watch. A dark strap is the best option as it'll nicely work with your darker winter wardrobe.

Stuhrling Prestige Men's "Kingston" Watch - 58% OFF
Price: $295.00 $124.00

Stuhrling Original Men's 931.03 Aviator Swiss Quartz Watch   68% OFF 
Price: $445.00 $142.10 

Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Axiom Watch - 40% OFF
Price: $195.00 $117.00 

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