It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year! And along with a slew of other invites, comes the highly anticipated office annual gala. It’s one time of the year that has everyone including your boss in good spirits. And this is your chance to stand out, mingle with the higher-ups and truly shine! (subtly of course). Dressing for the office party can be a bit tricky because you want to look festive without looking unprofessional. To ease your outfit dilemmas, we have put together four safe but sensational looks that will add the right amount of glitz to any kind of workplace party:

Let's Peplum It: A pair of black pants become instanly party appropriate with the addtion of a trendy top and edgy accessories. These Zara pants are pretty festive on their own and throw in a of-the-moment peplum top in the mix and you’ve got yourself one firece outfit. Finish it up with nude heels and an soapbox clutch and don’t forget to top off the look with a swipe of red lipstick.

Marks Spencer Peplum Top (Rs 2499)
Zara Jeans (Rs3790)
Zara Clutch (Rs 4790)
Aldo Pumps (Rs. 2800 approx.)
Charm Bracelet (Rs. 450;

Sequin Trap: It may be obvious to wear sequins during the holiday season, but this top is pure winter glamour. Try mixing the sequin top with a demure pencil skirt to create a chic contrast. Finish up with your favourite party shoes and that treasured ring for a look that is bound to earn you extra style points from the party crowd.

Forever 21 Sequin Top (Rs.1360 approx)
Arrow Pencil Skirt (Rs 1399;
Mango Heels (Rs 5590)
Mango Sling Bag (Rs 1190)
Forever New Ring (Rs 800)

Dress it Up: At your next office get together, show off your after-hours charm in a flirty pleated dress. Partner the dress with a classic brown blazer to give it a more modern vibe as well as to keep it on the conservative side. Elevate the glam factor with drop earrings, snake skin pumps and an eye catching clutch.

Frost Prom Dress (Rs 4049;
Mango Blazer (Rs.2990)
Forever New Earrings (Rs. 700)
Carlton London Pumps (Rs.3495;
Zara Clutch (Rs 3990)

Skirting It: Show your co-workers your party spirit in this modest yet sharp outfit. A hint of leopard makes this skirt night-time certified and the knee length keeps it work appropriate. Partner it with a trendy lace top and opt for black pumps and a gold cuff to complete the look.

Animal Print Skirt (Rs 1750;
Vero Moda Lace Top (Rs.3550 approx)
Charles keith Bag (Rs 3240 approx.)
Black Pumps (Rs 2798;
Gold Cuff (Rs 650;