Adapting an Outfit: How to Change Up Your Look From Daytime to Evening

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

As nice as it would be to be able to spend hours getting ready for every occasion, well... sometimes it's just not possible. Whether it's meeting friends for drinks straight after work, or heading out for a meal after spending the day shopping- sometimes you've just gotta make it work. If you know you're going to have a day like this and getting home to completely change isn't going to be possible, then it makes sense to be a bit clever with your clothing choices. Fashion World (known for their ‘Clever Clothing’) have picked up on these daily outfit stresses, and put together this handy guide to help people transform an outfit for some common scenarios. One scenario was going straight from work to a dinner date, and I have to admit this is a bit of a tricky one. Transforming a smart/ conservative work wear outfit into something casual yet dressy can have you wondering where to start! Here's my take on it.
I think the easiest way to do this is by starting with a plain 'staple' piece: a skirt, pair of trousers or dress. They're all work appropriate items that can easily be dressed up or down, and look completely different depending on the other things you have on. Fashion World's guide states you should always keep one clothing item the same and have that as your statement piece, and so something that's versatile and can be worn in lots of different ways is going to be your best bet. I've had a go at creating my own 'day to evening' look below using a plain black skirt and white vest top as my starting point.

For my daytime work wear look, I've put black skirt and white vest combo with a chiffon long sleeve blouse which is very office appropriate. Some black tights, flats and natural makeup give it a professional/ conservative look. For the evening you could simply take off the blouse and tights and dress up the cute monochrome outfit with some heels and accessories. Easy! Of course amping up your makeup and sprucing up your hair with a bit of dry shampoo will immediately make you look a bit more dressy too. A tip from Fashion World's guide is to keep a clutch bag inside your regular bag which I think is such a good idea!

How would you change up an outfit for the evening?

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3 comments

  1. Ooh love the change up! When I'm going from daytime to evening, I usually just change my footwear and lip colour as I'm pretty lazy haha! x
    Ellie | eleanormaes.blogspot.com

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  2. I love this so much, I often meet my bf for dinner straight from work so love quick changes that really dress up your day outfit xxx
    www.labeau.co.uk

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  3. I adore the dinner date necklace!

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