Get the look: Achieving a perfect day-to-night summer outfit
Jul 30, 2013
Summer days at the office typically turn into nights out with coworkers - let's face it, everyone can use a drink after a hectic day. While it's impossible to plan a perfect outfit for impromptu after-work drinks, selecting a few ensembles that can easily look just as chic in the office as they do in the evenings is a must. The trick to this success? Donning the right accessories.
Here are a few looks that can easily transition from work-appropriate to drinks and dancing in a flash.
Bold-colored pencil skirt paired with a denim shirt
Pencil skirts might not seem that fabulous for nighttime fun, but when the skirt is made of a fresh print or a bold color - think yellow, seafoam green or cobalt blue - it's likely to have some stand-out power. On the same note, a clean, fitted chambray shirt can easily be tucked into the skirt for a polished and professional look.
However, when it's time to hit the streets later on, you can opt to tie it in a front knot to add a bit of personal flair to your fabulous, office-friendly look. While this switch will certainly help change your ensemble, pairing it with a cool chunky necklace is an ever better option. A great accessory for this day-to-night style is a multi-strand pearl necklace.
Pearls are the epitome of femininity, but can also be made a bit sassier by rocking a strand in a gray or pink hue, or by piling on multiple strands. The Cultured Freshwater Pearl And Turquoise Triple-Strand Necklace With Silvertone Metal Accents is an optimal necklace thanks to its multi-strand design and pop of color by way of the turquoise pendant that hangs off to the side.
This necklace would look just as fabulous if you took off your denim shirt after work and wore it with a simple tank-top underneath.
Colored jeans continue to grow more popular in the office, but opting to don a more professional pair of trousers is still a better option. Luckily, many fashion houses realize this and have created pants with fun patterns - think Aztec or anchors - that can be just as fun in the office as outside of it.
The best way to go from day-to-night with pants like this is to rock them with a chic silk tank top and a white or navy blazer, depending on the color of the pants. Add a sassy statement necklace like the 2 Piece White Bib Necklace And Cluster Earrings Set In Yellow Gold Tone to create a more dramatic style that will look just as good paired with the blazer as it will later on with just the tank.