How’s your calendar looking for the rest of the year? If it’s anything like ours, then your weeks are starting to get filled up with holiday events and parties, which then brings about this pertinent question — what do we wear? Not to fret, here’s one scenario we’ve at least prepared for: the office Christmas party.
Sure, it might be the last place you’ll think to be creative with your fits, but that’s exactly why a little effort will stand out. Ahead, we’ve put together a lookbook, starring G2000‘s fitting apparel, to show how holly, jolly and un-boring workwear can be when we take it offline; think HR-approved, office-appropriate attire, with a festive twist.
PHOTOGRAPHED BY MUNSTER CHEONG.
styled by JOSIAH CHUA.
MAKEUP BY, GINGER LYNETTE.
HAIR BY JAMES CHIUN.
ASSISTED BY JOVAN TEO and GLIN GWEE.
MODELLED BY HANNAH CHENG-BRADSHAW, ELI WOO, and JESPER CHAI FROM BASIC MODELS.
Bright, prismatic lights certainly herald the holiday season, and so do these subtly red-and-green looks. Eli dons a muted green button-down shirt that’s a classic when paired with deep navy and brown tones, while Jesper sports a red polo tee, a casual piece that looks great with suspenders, or when worn under a tailored blazer. As for Hannah, her creamy combo of a cinnamon-toned trench dress over a white shirt is the kind of chic layering that’s welcome under the cooling blast of central air-conditioning.
For more formal events, you may stick to sharp silhouettes of course, though it’s a lot more fun to play up textures and colours. Dapper suits are paired with shirts with a glossy sheen; Eli’s blue suit is made bolder when worn with a printed shirt, with a colourful pattern that’s reminiscent of candy and confetti; and Hannah’s dress is worthy of any employee-of-the-month as it’s done in sophisticated tweed. We also like how Jesper’s look features classic colours with little touches of creativity, including a cropped pant cut to show off one’s socks, and a matching scarf worn just under the collar.
It’s, often, all about the accessories when it comes to men’s styling. If you find yourself asking how different can a shirt-blazer-pant combo look, then you’ve come to the right place. Circling back to the pair of suspenders worn by Jesper, these can look just as dashing when worn over a crisp shirt, as a way to add visual contrast. As for Eli, his attire opts for dark tones of grey that look particularly synergistic when worn together, topped off with a bow tie for a hint of the holiday feels.
Proportions are more important than we pay heed to, so here’s where the right fit shines. A cropped blazer, cut right above the hip, works wonders to elongate the legs, especially when paired with slightly flared, bootleg-cut pants. Any corporate girlie gets to enter rooms with flair as well, thanks to this tweed dress, made better with ankle boots, instead of heels or flats, that instantly elevate the outfit; trust us, everyone will make way for you to stand front and centre for the group pictures.
All items, available at G2000 stores and online.