Taking Your Outfits From Day To Night In A Pinch

Imagine this: you’re at the office, your friends call, an impromptu girls night out is in the works, you’re definitely not dressed the part. But there’s no time to get home and back out again, so you’re stuck in your work outfit.

Here are some tips on how to dress for last minute plan changes and always be prepared for a night out, no matter your attire.

Layering

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Layers are the easiest way to change a whole outfit with one piece.

Wear a lacy top under a blazer and some palazzo pants, lose the blazer, and voila, party ready in minutes.

Add some darker lipstick, and some choice accessories and you’re all set.

Insider tip: keep a pair of heels at the office for surprise nights out.

Sparkle

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If you don’t love some form of iridescence, sparkle, shimmer, or just plain old glitter, this one isn’t for you.

Not even a metallic though? Really?

You can substitute with lace, however, for a similar effect, but the idea here is to play down your shine extravaganza by day, and play it up by night.

So, if wearing a lace or sequined top, for example, wear a nude or neutral cardigan and toned down accessories.

Flats and chunky or gunmetal jewellery, and when it’s time to dance the night away, switch accessories and lose the cardi.

These specs below are the ideal amount of bling to play up everyone’s best feature: their eyes.

A smokey or cat eye are an easy addition to everyday makeup, for extra oomph.

Accessories

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While we’ve already talked about accessories, here are some extra tips:

Not feeling heels?

Trade your flats for a more embellished pair, colours like red, prints like leopard, and rhinestones or pompoms are fun options to try.

Channel your inner vixen in a pair of over the knee boots.

Keep a few statement accessories at work with those heels, or just a statement necklace, your favourite pumps and a red lipstick and you’re all set.

Decide on your one makeup item you can’t live without if you were stranded on a desert island.

That’s the thing to keep on hand for fashion emergencies.

Try an eye emphasizing accessory like these subtle statement cat eye specs:

Take It Off

This one is simple: shed layers to change up your look.

Take off tights to bare a little skin, & lose the jumper.

Open an extra button on your blouse, or sadly, take off these exquisite sunnies and embrace the night.

Jeans

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Jeans are the most versatile piece of clothing in fashion history, and with good reason.

You can dress them up or down, wear them to a BBQ with friends or a night out on the town.

If you are able to wear jeans to work, dress them up with a fitted biker jacket, layered necklaces and metallic shoes, or heels, a lace top and tassel earrings and a quick updo.

Statement Piece Editing

Wearing a statement piece, whether clothing or accessories can really make an outfit pop, and can transition from day to night with just fit or placement.

For example, tucking your top into your high waisted printed pants, or tying it in the back for a more snug fit, lifting your bandage pencil skirt an inch or two can make it a high waisted piece.

Show a little leg, roll up the cuffs of trousers for an edgy effect or pencil in a cat eye to match with these statement red bombshells.

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