The annual office Christmas party season is now underway, and restaurants and bars are filled with people celebrating and having fun!

For us ladies, the trick is finding ways to look office appropriate by day and glamorous by night, without necessarily having to carry a whole new outfit with you to work.

A great way to transition your look from day to night is with accessories. The obvious things are changing your shoes to something sexy and strappy, and adding a glamorous evening jacket and/or clutch bag.

Another option to help transform your look is your jewellery. Don’t underestimate how much difference a fabulous necklace can make to not only how your outfit looks, but also how it makes you feel.

To help you out, here are a few ideas to spark some inspiration for your next office party or social evening.

 

Dress to impress

A nice, smart dress is something that many of us already wear to the office.

Adding an evening belt will change the silhouette and accentuate your curves. Combine it with a chunky statement resin necklace with touches of Swarovski crystal, and you turn up the heat to party ready!

 

Chunky Chain-Link Choker

Chunky Chain-Link Choker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blaze a trail

Many of us have a little black dress in our party wardrobe arsenal. It’s an incredibly versatile piece that’s super easy to create casual and glam looks with.

At the end of the working day when you’re ready to head to the office party, slip on a gorgeous sequined blazer and a classically elegant pearl necklace, and you’re ready for the evening festivities in no time.

Pearls of all colours and sizes are a big trend this year, so you’ll automatically be making an of-the-moment fashion statement.

 

Large Faux Pearls

Large Faux Pearls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rise to the top

If you don’t own a sequin blazer, you can create an equally impactful statement by switching things around and wearing a sequin top underneath your usual work blazer.

Pair it with a bold, statement pearl necklace to create an adventurous, chic look, and you’ll have heads turning as you walk into the room.

 

Large Faux Pearls

Large Faux Pearls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shine bright with crystals

If wearing sequins really isn’t your thing, but you still want to add a touch of shimmer and shine to your look, how about a classic black top paired with a tonal brown chunky link necklace.

With added Swarovski crystals, a necklace like this makes a beautiful statement without being too over the top.

 

Resin Chain-Link

Resin Chain-Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pearl perfection

Nothing says glamour and elegance like a string of long, luxurious pearls. It really is one of the most versatile necklaces to have and can elevate any outfit from day to night.

If your office party is a slightly more conservative affair, you really can’t go wrong with a black dress and a string of stunning pearls.

 

Long Pearls

Long Pearls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smart casual

Not everyone wants to pop on a frock to party the night away. For many of us, trousers are the way to go.

So, why not pair a beautiful, coloured sequin top with some gorgeous black trousers, or in reverse a plain top with some sequin trousers, and add a big, bold show stopping statement necklace to complete your look.

 

Black Leather Bib

Black Leather Bib

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The beauty of statement necklaces is their ability to turn up the glamour when needed. But, as always, the most important thing is selecting an outfit and jewellery that you love and makes you feel like a million dollars for your night out.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, all of the statement necklaces featured here are available in my online shop. Come and take a look through my collection – I can guarantee you’ll find something that will add that perfect zing to take you from office chic to party queen in no time!