Day to Night Dressing

When I broke into the Finance industry years ago, dress code requirements were radically different than they are now. Women were more or less required to wear suits, which were typically not comfortable, nor chic. But trends and cultural norms shift overtime (thank goodness!), and nowadays, some pieces that would have been considered far too casual for the office are fashion-forward must haves. Personally, I am a big fan of the versatile dress. A few great dresses that can take your look from day to night are essential for working women at any age. Check out some of my favorite pieces, and read my helpful tips on how to transform your look from day to night-straight from the office!

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Whenever I have an event to go to after a long day at work, I accessorize in order to revamp my look! I bring everything to work with me and do a quick change up at the end of the day. Following any of these simple steps can easily transform a look from day to night!

  1. Ditch your heavy work bag for a cute clutch and throw your essentials in it. It’s a chic way to take the load off (literally) when at an event or enjoying a night out on the town!

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    This Chanel clutch is not only gorgeous but surprisingly roomy!
  2. Swap out your work shoes for a higher heel or a sandal; simply changing your shoes can make all the difference!

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    My Gianvito Rossi go-to Evening shoe
  3. Go BOLD with your earrings! I usually swap out my studs for bigger earrings to make more of a statement.

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    Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons Earrings
  4. Arm candy, arm candy, and more arm candy! I am a huge fan of cuffs. Spice up your look with a cuff in gold or leather—they can make great stand in’s for your everyday watch.

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    Hermes Cuffs. Photo by Nicholas Prakas

When shopping for pieces that are workable from day to night, one of the designers that I turn to is Alexander McQueen; his fit and flare dresses make great closet staples! Brands like Prabal Gurung, Gucci, and Givenchy are also my go-to’s with great versatile dress options.

However, you don’t always have to spend a ton when looking for day to night finds. Rebecca Taylor, MISA Los Angeles, J. Crew, and Tory Burch are some of my favorite labels that make quality dresses at affordable prices. Check out some of my picks below!

Alexander McQueen

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Stretch Jacquard-Knit Dress

Prabal Gurung

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Floral Silk Satin Flared Dress

Tory Burch

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Kendra Tweed Dress

Givenchy

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Pansy Print Stretch Cady Dress

J. Crew

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Ruffle-Trim Dress

 

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Finished Look!

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