How to Conquer Your Day to Night Outfit
It’s been a long, hard week of work and you’re still sitting at your computer, mulling over those notes from your last client meeting.
Your brain is at half capacity⸺it’s all you could salvage after you caught a bad case of ‘three-thirty-itits’ earlier that afternoon. You may not have made it at all if it weren’t for that coffee you had, it was just shot in the arm you needed.
The glare of the sun catches your eye, your head swivels toward the office window just in time to see the sun fade off into the distance. The time on your computer screen reads 5.45 pm, Just 15 more minutes you mutter to yourself. But right now that seems like an eternity.
As each minute passes you catch yourself switching back and forth between your computer screen and your phone like you’re watching a tennis match.
Finally, the clock strikes six. You slyly slink towards the bathroom with your bag in hand, trying to avoid drawing unnecessary attention to yourself. You lock yourself inside a bathroom stall and unzip the bag, inside is a delicate sequin dress.
You step outside from the stall like a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. Your colleagues watch on in astonishment as you make your way out of the office, leaving nothing but dangled jaws in your wake. Thank god it’s Friday!
We’ve all been there, changing into your outfit at work is a pain in the butt. Your day to night outfit needn’t be so troublesome.
Believe it or not, you can wear your work outfit outside of your 9-5, with a few minor alterations. Whether it’s girls night, after work drinks or date night, I’ll show you how to conquer your day to night look.
How to Dress for Day to Night
Lisa Axelson, head designer for women’s workwear brand Ann Taylor told Harper's Bazaar the easiest way to transform from day to night is with a trusty LBD.
"I would say rule number one is to have a fabulous little black dress—it's the easiest piece to change from day to night. Add an amazing topper, a piece of statement jewelry, and a red lip or a heel to make it a bit more playful for evening."
Stylist Christina Ehrlich agreed, saying that you never have to go home and change. She suggested simply updating your outfit with a different shoe, jewelry and a clutch.
Who What Wear added that a LBD with interesting details will stand out for an evening event but won’t be too much during the day.