When you’ve got one of those days that involves going from the office to drinks/dinner or a work-related cocktail party, there’s no need to panic. Think simple and bring a totebag with a few extras.
Just take a few key items to work, that you’ll add to what you are already wearing.
If your starting point is a suit, the easiest way to change your look is to change your jacket and shirt for a dressy top. Have you been wearing a shirt all day? Switch into a soft chiffon, stretch lace, or a pretty floral blouse to feel elegant.
If you’re wearing comfortable flats or low-heels in the office, slip into a pair of higher-heeled pumps. Add a statement necklace or bracelet and you’ll be dressed for your evening out.
Change your skirt from something serious and business-minded to one in a print fabric, or choose a satin, brocade or lace piece to convert your look.
A dress is another quick winner because it can fold up into your bag and drastically change your look. Leave your dress on a light hanger and cover it with a clear dry-cleaning bag to keep it wrinkle-free. Match your dress to your jacket in the morning before work to ensure that your look is seamless when you change for the evening. Bring a little black dress for classic and chic style. Add jewelry and heels and you’ve got a fresh look.
Statement jewelry can instantly make your outfit look new. Choose a bold necklace or wide bracelet and or a pair of long earrings to electrify a black dress.
Add a bold red or pink lipstick to brighten your face and you’ll feel more put-together.
Leave your large work tote at the office and move your essentials into a sleek stylish envelope bag.