5 Minute Styling: Transform Your Office Look for Holiday Party

This is no time for weak party look! But who has the time for a complete make over between the office and company parties? If you are pinched for time between all the deadlines and meetings, try these 3 quick styling changes wearing the same dress. We dressed our petite model in our zebra ruffle-sleeve cropped dress to demonstrate these 3 changes. All done in under 5 minutes. Save time and still look fabulous. 


Day Look: Office



We styled our model's hair with small waves pinned on the side. See tutorial from Niki Sky's tip #22 on her 29 Stupidly Simple Hair Hacks Every Girl Needs to Know! In fact, watch all 29 tips. It's worth your 14 minutes.
No time to curl? Tie your hair into a side bun before you go to bed. Use spray to hold curls the next day.


We opt for minimal and highlights with a coral lip color.
Except for lipsticks, both our Day Look and Evening Look use the same make up products (see list at the end). 


Evening Look: Holiday Party



Change #1 - Hair

Pulled your hair up into a side bun. Watch Mimi (co-founder of Luxy Hair) in this tutorial Running Late Hairstyles where she shows you a few easy hairstyles that are perfect for when you are running short on time.
No hair volume? Use dry shampoo for extra body. 


Change #2 - Add Red Lips

Switch out your lip color with something bright and bold. We used the Bobbie Brown Lip Color in Red.
This creamy, semi-matte bestseller lipstick was Bobbie Brown's first formula to launch and sold out instantly.


Change #3 - Add Blings

Transform the whole look for holiday party by add ingbig jewelry that reflects light well. If there is anytime for some major bling, this is it! Bib-style is perfect for the occasion. Necklace on model was from Anthropologie (not available anymore).
Alternative styles herehere , here , and here.



Products Used in Both Looks


MADEIRA's Zebra Ruffled-Sleeve Cropped Dress

Note on outfit: Since you won't have time to go home and change, pick a dress that is work presentable and just playful enough to dress up and down easily for both occasions. Ruffle sleeves like the one our model is wearing is a good example.

Clinique Even Better Make up Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (Model wearing #5).



Dejavu Fiberwig Extra Long Mascara


Eye Liner

Physician Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner and Serum


Eye Shadows

Color palette was from e.l.f. but no longer available.
  • Similar colors from Clinique eye shadows in Pacific Coast (green, on lids) and French Vanilla (base). 

Smashbox Red Carpet Radiance Blush (we took a stroke across all the palettes to pick up all the colors)




Posted on 15 December 2016


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