When it comes to transitional dressing, the office to out-of-hours transformation can often be the most stressful of affairs. So to help you effortlessly take your work attire from day to night simply follow some of our helpful sartorial tips…
Wrap Dress in Crepe | £24.50 | ASOS
Beginning with a chic, staple item is the perfect way to transition your outfit from the office to happy hour. Wrap dresses are polished enough to wow your boss during a presentation but their v-necks and short hemlines add a touch of sex appeal appropriate for the bar. They’re also neutral enough to dress up with accessories and the right beauty look. Even the queen of wrap dresses herself, Diane von Furstenberg, would approve of this blush number from ASOS.
You know that age old rule: take one accessory off before leaving the house? Well we’re thinking the opposite. Start the day at work with a delicate necklace, then before heading out, layer on a few more. This technique is incredibly fun because it’s so creative. You can mix textures, colours and materials to find your perfect look. Pro tip: keep each necklace quite simple to stop the look from being overwhelming. Check out this selection from BaubleBar.
Beau Scallop Trim Jumpsuit | £99 | French Connection
This sophisticated ensemble is another great piece that can be dressed up or down. In an office setting, jumpsuits work best when kept minimal and the solid colours and lack of embellishments make for the perfect blank canvas when incorporating accessories for a night-time look. Jumpsuits paired with a blazer or low heels look incredibly professional and can be modified easily as you’re heading out the door. This scallop hem jumpsuit from French Connection fits the bill.
Leather Mid Heel Shoes | £39.99 | Zara
A shoe that’s appropriate for every occasion, you can’t put a foot wrong (sorry!) with a pair of classic pumps. The trick is to find a pair that are the perfect balance between glam and professional. A pointed toe and a thin heel keep it chic and versatile. Height is also important in finding the right high heels, under 2 inches may be too tame while anything above 4 inches is too dramatic. This navy leather pair from Zara are just right.