Without a shadow of a doubt, the holiday season is upon us. You'd hear a Christmas carol playing everywhere, see lights twinkling, feel the merriment in the air, and of course, get a number of invites to all the holiday get-togethers. From family gatherings to night outs with friends, and even drinks with your officemates after work, 'tis the season for endless parties, indeed!
But the pressures of all the social gatherings this season could be quite stressful. There's the small talk with distant family members you haven't seen all year, scouting for the perfect gifts for your long-time friends, and of course, the office-appropriate yet party-worthy outfit you should be wearing to your company's shindig.
Here's a quick style guide on the ultimate work-appropriate looks that every gentleman should be rocking to impress your co-workers but still adhering to HR's dress code.
It's all about elevated classics with this look. We have our eyes on a sleek polo shirt in a vintage print that instantly draws eyes sans the noise of overly-designed, trendy looks. This aqua-hued, satin-finished polo shirt from Jack Nicklaus is the perfect base for your look. Wear it with navy trousers that's cuffed right above your ankles and worn with a pair of Penny Loafers and round-framed glasses.
We've discussed the power of casual athleisure before, but this time around we're pairing it down for your office gathering. Wear this color-block polo shirt from Jack Nicklaus has a bright blue base framed with sleek streaks of white and black. Wear it with slim-cut trousers, supple leather sneakers, and a windbreaker that's both practical and handsome.
down to earth
Earth tone can be quite tricky for the holidays, but fret not, you can make it the perfect look for your office Christmas party with the right silhouette and cut. We're looking at subdued greens and browns in tailored cuts and sharp design. Take these trousers from U My Philippines as the perfect example. Style this pair with a handsome polo shirt and sensible loafers for an easy-to-achieve look.
clean and preppy
You've probably heard "preppy" used to describe your office look all year round, but why switch it up now if you've been dawning the look so well? We say push it further into the spectrum with this clean and bright polo shirt form Pedro del Hierro Man, tailored navy trousers (don't forget to cuff your hems), and a pair of shoes that can seal the whole fit.
red and merry
It's definitely an obvious color of choice but let's elevate your usual Christmas Red look with a stylish polo shirt like this number from Pedro del Hierro Man. It's designed in a classic fit and features the brand's logo on its body; it's also crafted in a soft cotton pique fabric. Wear it with slim-cut trousers and your favorite leather Oxfords, but be sure to top it off with a handsome sports jacket for an added touch of style.
Photographers: Oliver Tam and Frances Ulit
Art Directors: Hans De Barras and Kevin Dexter Magno
Producers: Timothy Diao, Nana Valdueza, and Elaine Contreras
Stylists: Timothy Diao
Makeup and Hair: Lio Javier and Lloyd Galban of J.R.D FaceOne
Model: Anthony Blokhin of New Monarq Agency