Balancing the social life with work is a skill few of us have mastered — at times, it doesn’t even feel like there are enough hours in the day to juggle everything and remember to eat well and stay hydrated.
When I do manage to get my life together, I have found that heading out to grab a quick bite or drinks with the girls (and the occasional cheeky date) after work, suits me best. To be very candid, I would much rather spend my weekends in pajamas, binging syndicated TV shows with my cats in bed, than in a loud place like a club.
So if that means post-work plans, then it also means I wouldn’t have much time to pick out a whole new outfit. Not only would my indecisiveness render me 2 hours late to the occasion, but I would leave my closet a hot mess, too.
To save some time, I have a few staple day to night looks on the backburner for any occasion — unless it’s a night to the opera, I can’t help you there.
For the daytime, a classy bodysuit and pencil skirt, along with a flat shoe, can be transformed into an edgy yet refined dinner/happy hour outfit with the addition of some earrings, a small bag, and by switching out the heels for some boots. Lipstick could also play a big role in transforming this look, so try opting for red lippies!
Taking a staple boss-lady dress, a trench, and some bangin’ pumps and turning it into a rocker-chic dream outfit is easier than you think. Add a belt at your waist, throw some rings on, ditch the briefcase for a crossbody bag and switch your pumps for combat boots and there you have it!
Take the classic blazer, cami, and slacks “CEO, but make it fashion” look to a date night outfit by leaving the jacket behind, replace the flats for some heeled sandals, and throw on a necklace, too. Don’t skip out on the printed bag, either!
Pro-tip: Spritz some “night time” perfume on before you head out to add the final touches. What classifies as “night time” perfume, you ask? Well, I like the ones that have more woody, leathery smell, as opposed to my floral or citrusy ones. These can become overpowering very quickly, so spritz sparingly!
Don’t think I’ve forgotten about casual Fridays! To take a denim, plain white tee, and blazer outfit from drab to fab, I’ve added a stunning leather jacket, some cooler-than-you combat boots, and a printed scarf for a little extra something to celebrate the start of the weekend.
There you have it — four outfits that seamlessly transform from day to night.
Now hurry, you’re already late!