Welcome to the “What to Wear” blog where we give you tips and tricks to looking your best, how to wear trends, and how to feel confident about what you wear!
These days, people are pinching their pennies and trying to make the most of their paychecks. But it doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your choices in fashion. You can look unbelievable and not run your wallet dry.
But how do you make the most of what you have? What’s the best way to stretch your wardrobe? I’ve chosen pieces that you can easily transition from day to evening so that you can save that hard earned cash for a fun night out.
In the day look, I’ve paired the Draper top, which is a stretch jersey with a deep V neck. Out model is wearing a denim pencil skirt and opaque tights for modesty at the office. I’ve layered a camisole under the Draper top and completed the look with a scarf for a splash of color. Scarves do wonders to bring out the color of your eyes and are an easy way to dress up any outfit.
For evening, I’ve paired the same top with a printed mini skirt, a HUGE trend for Fall. I’ve removed the camisole to reveal a sexier neckline and the look is finished with over-sized statement earrings which add a real sultriness to the entire look. She went from Power Point to On The Prowl with just a few simple changes.
Next is the Kent sweater. It is a cowl neck, ¾ sleeve, tunic length sweater. I’ve changed very little in this transition from office to evening. In the day look, I’ve paired the sweater with dark denim and a brown skinny belt. The model is accessorized with simple earrings.
The evening look is achieved by ditching the denim and adding leggings (if you can get away with it, think opaque tights instead!). Think about your shoe options too. Lose the wedges from the day and add a sexy black booties or motorcycle boots. She has changed up the earrings for a bigger, bolder accessory and can now meet her friends after work for dinner and see where the night leads.
In this third look, I’ve dressed the model in the Trinity top. It’s a gorgeous silky fabric that is paired beautifully with a cropped black blazer and dark denim. Remember to keep color in your wardrobe throughout Fall even though you see a lot of neutrals on the racks. The best way to prolong that summer tan without a fake bake is to wear colors that really warm up your skin tone.
For her evening outfit, I’ve removed the blazer and denim and added a gorgeous peachy colored mini skirt. Silver drop earrings finish the look and girlfriend is ready for a hot date with her man.
And last, but clearly not least, I’ve chosen the Treasure dress. The dress on its own screams sex appeal but YES – there is a way to wear this during the day. For day, our model is wearing this cobalt blue dress with a cool Navajo print cardigan. It’s belted to add shape, although for this look, it’s not a necessity since the dress is fitted. I’ve added opaque tights for modesty. No outcry from HR today!
And for evening, she’s letting the dress do all the talking and added leopard heels. WOW & MEOW. No one at work would have known that the back of this dress is so hot, and guess what – they never need to know either! This change up could easily be done in the car (oh, like you’ve NEVER done that before…) Your Casual Friday outfit can instantly hit the road straight to Atlantic City for a weekend getaway.
So remember that your work outfits don’t have to clock out by 6pm and your evening looks are not strictly nocturnal. Add some accessories, strip off the layers, and tease up that hair. Play around with your wardrobe and I know you’ll find a closet full of outfits you didn’t think you had!