Tired of skipping cocktail hour? Tired of packing a full bag of after-work clothes so you don't have to skip? Good news -- you don't have to do either! We've put together 5 easy tips to taking your work outfit from office chic to night out in a matter of minutes.
1. Ditch the blazer
Wearing a blazer into the office automatically makes you look more poized and put together, but also gives off a day time vibe when paired with other business casual/formal pieces. To take your look from day to night, simply lose the jacket! Layer it with a tank instead of a button down and a midi skirt and you're cocktail ready by the end of the day.
2. ...Or not!
Blazers have recently become very trendy and versatile night looks, so take advantage of that! Stick a single pair of jeans in your car or work bag to pair with your blazer and slip them on once the day is done. For a more casual night look, roll up the sleeves of your blazer. Again, pair it with a tank instead of a button down and you're ready to go!
3. Embrace jumpsuits and dresses
Jumpsuits are becoming more and more welcomed within the workplace, and are the perfect staple for a day to night transition. Find a classy, neutral colored (we suggest to go with black or navy for the office) jumpsuit and pair it with a blazer and a pair of heels for your day at work. Once it's time for cocktail hour, just remove the blazer and you have the perfect easy, on trend outfit for your night out!
Dresses are also an easy and stylish way to transform your look from office to cocktail hour. We suggest finding a wrap dress you love, because they're both professional for the workplace, yet well-fitted enough to make you feel sexy and confident on your night out. If wrap dresses aren't your thing, find any other style that makes you feel great! And of course, an LBD is an essential when it comes to day to night looks.
4. Don't be afraid of animal prints
Add some flare to your office look by matching a pair of leopard print heels with your standard business casual/formal attire. You can embrace animal prints within your tops -- pair a snakeskin blouse with your black trousers and blazer to be trendy and professional. When your day is done, the animal print alone will help take you from day to night! Again, lose the blazer or bring a pair of jeans to the office to create the ultimate night outfit.
5. Let your hair down
Sometimes taking your look from professional to party is as easy as just freshening up. If you like you wear your hair up during the work day, let it down for your night out! You can also add a darker lip color to your look to create a more sultry, night vibe without having to switch up your outfit.
Follow one (or all!) of these tips and you'll be an expert at transforming your look from day to night! Have a happy cocktail hour, ladies. Xo