As the end of the financial year approaches, professionals eagerly anticipate the annual celebratory event to commemorate their hard work and achievements. Dressing for such an occasion is an opportunity to showcase your style while maintaining a professional image. But finding the perfect balance between the two can be challenging.
Navigating what to wear and how to stand out (for the right reasons) can be especially tricky if it’s your first work event. Christie Serhan, Wintergarden’s resident Stylist, put together two distinct outfit formulas for you to base your professional end-of-financial-year occasion around – these are sure to make a lasting impression.
You can’t go wrong with a bit of sparkle for those looking to make a bold statement! This black and silver long-sleeve turtleneck dress by Cue is perfect for staying warm and chic. The silver glitter throughout strikes the perfect balance between professionalism and style, making it a timeless piece in your wardrobe. Paired back with a classic silver heel from Nine West will complement the matching shimmer in the dress and a black pouch clutch from Sheike will streamline this look. This look is easy to wear and features a soft lurex knit to elevate your after-hours wardrobe.
Pictured: Dress from Cue, Bag from Seed Heritage, Shoes from Nine West
If a sleek suit is more your style, this next outfit is for you; Say hello to this timeless two-piece suit from SHEIKE. It’s professional, elegant and stylish. But the best part about this outfit is its versatility. Easily able to split up and wear again and again, you can take this suit from the office to the weekend! Paired here with black heels from Nine West and an on-trend yet elegant clutch from Sheike, this is the perfect suit to add to your capsule wardrobe rotation.
Pictured: Full Suit and bag available at Sheike, Shoes from Nine West
Whichever look you replicate at your end-of-financial-year event, know that both are timeless and elegant while maintaining a hint of professionalism. The black knit dress is powerful and sleek, and that hint of sparkle will offer that feminine touch. On the other hand, the classic suit is modern and sophisticated, with a powerful charm.
Ultimately, both outfits offer unique opportunities to express personal style and leave a lasting impression. The choice between them depends on your individual preference and the desired appearance you wish to make. Regardless of the chosen ensemble, confidence and self-assuredness will undoubtedly shine through, making the end-of-financial-year event a memorable occasion for all.
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