If we're going to be honest here, going from "boardroom to the bar" or "desk to date" isn't an everyday scenario for most of us. But when we do have those days that require us to switch our look, we don't want to be bothered packing a whole new outfit. More importantly, who can spare an hour to change their ensemble after work and still make it to their date night on time?
The smartest thing for you to do is pick a nice outfit that can work in the office but won't look out of place or too stuffy for a relaxing night out. Versatility is the key to this game. When you already have your pick, all you have to do is swap some style details and you're all set. Ahead, some tips on how you can make the switch from day to night dressing with minimal effort.
Choose the LBD
ALAÏA Studded stretch-knit dress, USD3,270 (net-a-porter.com)
You knew this one was coming. It may be stating the obvious but the little black dress is too important not to include in this list. With that said, not all LBDs are suited for day-to-night looks. It all boils down to the cut and design. Your best bet is a midi A-line dress with a sophisticated Sabrina neckline. It's a great canvas for accessorising so you can swap the vibe from professional to party-ready.
MARYLING Pinstripe Tunic with Eyelet Detail Lace Fastening, SGD765/~USD564.01; MARYLING Pinstripe Wide Leg Trousers, SGD590/~USD434.99
If you identify more as 'pants person', find an LBD equivalent in a monochrome ensemble. Spice up your look by experimenting with various silhouettes. Instead of your usual shirt and slacks combo, try a tunic and wide leg trousers look that is still in the realm of power dressing but can turn into a girls' night-out outfit with the right shoe and accessories.