Exploring my new city has been so much fun and as the days get longer I find myself taking advantage of the extra sunshine and heading to new neighborhoods and trying out new places. But I don’t really have the time nor does it make sense to go all the way home sometimes so I have to be strategic with my day look to transition seamlessly to a night out. So today I bring you a couple ideas for how to freshen up your look with some simple accessories to take your work-appropriate look from day to night.
This spring I rediscovered the shirt dress, they are definitely the perfect office dress, very clean and sophisticated. But I bet you never thought to wear it for a night out on the town but I think it’s the perfect look for a first date and you could even take this look dancing. For the day I would pair it with a pair of simple booties these Dolce Vita booties are so comfortable and would allow my feet the rest for the evening. For my night out I swapped out my trench coat and booties for a leather jacket and a pair of lace-up heels. These two pieces just add a little edge to a pretty conservative look and really put is to an evening look.
Next, I think you when you think of a leather skirt your mind immediately goes to evening wear. But I think these pieces can be really versatile and you can dress them to be more sophisticated. For the office, I would wear a pair of tights with my skirt to dress it down a bit. Throw on a nice basic t-shirt and a plaid blazer, but for the evening look shed the tights and the jacket, throw on a bold lip and pull your hair up into a messy ponytail for a rocker vibe.
Keeping with the blazer because I have been loving this power look, throwing a cool band shirt or graphic tee under your blazer with a pair of jeans is a great simple look. For day I would wear it with a pair of sneakers, loafers, or mules, and then for nights just switch the shoes out for a pair of heels and cuff the jeans for a cool look.
Lastly, I think a classic button down is such a great piece that transitions so easily. Pair it with a pair of light wash mom or girlfriend jeans, or even a pair of leather trousers for a little more edge. You can dress the jeans up for work with a pair of pumps or dress both down with a pair of loafers, for your date look switch out the flats with some strappy heels or the pumps for a pair of ankle boots. I also think a fun messy braid or a little extra texture spray in your hair adds a little mess and grit to the look.
What is your go-to evening look?
Very sophisticated indeed! Thank you for this post…it is always nice to have more day to night, work to going out ideas for your outfit… The Dior purse is outstanding!
Thank you so much, that bag is my prized possession! Now living in a bigger city I have realized how my outfits need to be way more versatile.