If you’re a busy career person in the day but always up for a little fun at night, it can be a little challenging to transition your work attire from prim and businesslike to party all night. Fortunately, it’s not impossible.
Like many things, it just needs a little bit of planning and luck because what type of clothes you wear at work will dictate the successful transition of your nighttime ensemble. Whether you’re going on a date or catching up with your best girlfriends, it is valuable to learn how to go from day to night without much effort in the dressing part.
If you’re looking for ideas, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are some tips on how to flawlessly transform your day outfit to night:
Dresses Are Always Good
A complete outfit that can easily get away with this is a dress. It’s easy to put together an entire outfit when you choose a dress because it is literally one article of clothing and you just put it on and you’re out the door. When choosing the best color for corporate to a night out, black is always a popular choice.
Black dresses are formal and businesslike, but they can also be used to party later on in the night. If your job consists of walking around the whole day, wear smart but appropriate footwear in the morning, like low-heeled sandals or closed-toe shoes.
If it’s time to enjoy the night, you can quickly swap it with a pair of stilettos. This way, you don’t have trouble accomplishing work tasks in the morning and still have the energy to party at night because of the sensible shoe swap.
There is an art to layering clothes, and it doesn’t take a lot of practice to be able to pull it off. Layering is popular among busy folks who don’t have a lot of time to dress or find the convenience of shedding or putting on more clothes according to comfort or to match the formality of any occasion. You can use this method on days when you have to go out at night to celebrate or to have a bit of fun.
Depending on what office attire you have at work, you can easily use blazers or a suit jacket to put on over your night outfit. This is especially useful when you don’t want to take extra clothing with you or even change. This technique also works with dresses if you think that the clothing alone is too inappropriate for the office.
Sometimes, you don’t have to change anything in your outfit to transform it. All you need are some accessories or to add something. A bold lipstick in red can add a pop of color to your night outfit and effectively sends the message that you’re done with work and you’re ready to play.
You can also darken your makeup or thicken your eyeliner for a winged eye. The key is to come in at work in the morning with neutral makeup: nude lips, subtle eye makeup. That way, you can give actually feel yourself transform as you put in the bold lip color and/or freshen your makeup. If you think you need to add a little more something, try swapping your work tote bag with a small evening clutch or change your boots for a pair of high heels.
Jumpsuits have become a staple and favorite among women for leisure and business. They’re versatile clothes that can be easily dressed up for formal occasions and can be an alternative option to a dress.
Like the dress, it is a one-piece clothing that can be easily worn as the main outfit. Depending on what style you have, you can add a blazer or a suit jacket. If it’s time for nighttime play, you can easily switch by accessorizing and by wearing heels.
Your Bag Matters
A bag can make or break or outfit, but the same can be said with a lot of accessories. If your work consists of bringing a lot of stuff in the day to take care of your tasks, you definitely need a reliable bag that is roomy to fit all your essentials. However, if it’s too much of a hassle for you to switch your bag to a smaller clutch because you basically have no time or room, consider high-quality leather totes.
Getting a vintage tote bag makes sense because it can be used as your everyday staple. Those made with leather are generally more classic and go with anything, making your day-to-night transition easier. Not to mention, leather is a sturdy material, so it can take a lot of tug and pull, and you won’t have to worry about ever coming undone anytime soon.
Find Your Own Style
You’d be surprised at how many articles of clothing you can use to easily transform your outfit from day to night. If you’re unsure, it’s best to see what’s in your closet and closely inspect clothes to see if you still use them. When the purge is done and you suddenly have items you don’t need anymore, you can always sell some clothes online and earn money.
There are no strict rules when it comes to day-to-night outfits; the most important thing to remember is to find your own style. A lot of inspiration can be found in fashion magazines and online. Try out different looks and styles, and see what works for you.
Do you have day-to-night-outfit tips? Share your advice and suggestions in the comments.