My 8 Days of Christmas-Inspired Work Looks By Stephanie Okafor


Ding Dong Merrily on High in Heaven the Bells are Ringing… Silent Night Holy Night… Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly Fa la la la la la la la la… Jingle Bell Jingle Jingle All the Way… All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth… Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer had a very Shiny Nose… Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow… Mary’s Boy Child, Jesus Christ, was born on Christmas Day.

Theses are the top 8 Christmas songs that continuously play in my head this same time year after year since my performance during my High School’s huge Christmas event back in 2002.

Sincerely speaking, this isn’t my favorite part of the year, in fact, Christmas carols sound so depressing I cannot begin to explain my unending struggle for joy during this period. It’s concisely an if-you-cannot-beat-them-join-them time but this year, I have decided to dress my inhibitions away.

As obsessed with Work Fashion as I am, I decided to frock it ‘like Christmas’ for the first 5 working days in December, 2 days in the weekend and 1 last one I termed ‘the morning after’. Hahaha.. Yes I just couldn’t stop once I started. *Hides my face*. An infusion of the Christmas colors in all looks..

So yeah, here..

1. Ghostly Lace



The look below is a conversion if there’s a do after work hours.
(Jacket: Zara, Top: TKMaxx, Day Time bag: Louis Vuitton, Night Time bag: Aldo, Shoes: Christian Louboutin.)

2. Greench Kid



Quirky back-to-school inspired outfit. Dress code at some jobs could be this flexible. If not, be inspired by the velvet infusion.
(Pinafore: Miss Selfridges, Shirt: Personal Design, Shoes: Republic, Socks: Local market).

3. Nativity Rock



The jumper encapsulates the very essence of Christmas, which if not taken care easily takes a backseat in our minds. Top can be paired with a smart straight or very full skirt as well.

(Jumper: Topman, Shorts: H&M, Rucksack: Forever 21, Chelsea Boots: Topshop).

4. Pretty Edgy



Another great texture combination, the snuggly furry feel of this jumper with hard structural look of faux leather.

(Sweater – Local Market, Skirt: Asos, Ahopper Bag: Folli Follie)

5. One-Piece



Simple jumper-dress. Doesn’t have to be worn as an off shoulder. Added the belt to give the dress some shape.

(Dress: Tu, Boots: Jones, Bag: Marc B).

6. Vintage Prints



Donned this gorge dress for my client’s Christmas party. Shoes were a tad uncomfortable though.

(Dress:, Bag: Religion, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Birdcage: Aldo)

7. Gold Strands



Carol of Nine Lessons after church today, seeing as I’d been alternating between Red and Green all week, decided on this.

(Dress: Asos, Shoes: Kurt Geiger, Purse: TKMaxx)

8. Morning After (as stated above, lol)



Tartan prints have been such a huge trend this year so why not?

(Jumper: Primark, Shirt: Charles Tyrwhitt, Pants: River Island, Bag & Shoes: Labeled above).

By Metrogypsie.


Stephanie Okafor resides in London, UK and works in Finance in London. She loves the city life, works real hard, very driven and is motivated by adding value.

Her love for work fashion drove the idea behind the weekly work-fashion blog she currently runs. Stephanie blogs at and tweets from @JauneLion.


  1. Steph…you can make a man commit…. The ghost lace, gold strands and morning after shall be my wallpaper in the spirit of the season…

  2. you totally rocked Ghostly Lace, Nativity Rock, Vintage Prints (ESP YOUR SHOES!!!! SO LOVELY),
    Gold Strands and Morning After(lovely tartan pants). well done sis.