One of the greatest things a woman can have in her arsenal are outfits that transition seamlessly from daytime errands to nights on the town. Whether as a way to accommodate a full day’s work with a hot date scheduled after, or a surprise call to happy hour after you’d headed out to get groceries, the ability to look great in any situation is a skill every woman needs in her arsenal – and it’s not that hard to achieve!
Here are three outfits you can wear if you’re not quite sure where the day is taking you and you want to be ready for any situation. Pro tip: Keep a small makeup kit, chunky necklace, spare pair of fancy flats in your car or at your office, so you’re always ready for whatever life brings to you. (Just make sure not to leave lipsticks or anything else that might melt in your car if you live somewhere hot!)
Jeans and a T-Shirt
Jeans and a t-shirt might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think day-to-night outfits, but they’re actually one of the most versatile options. A classic white oxford transitions easily from day to night with the addition of a chunky necklace and a swipe of red lipstick, and swapping out your sneakers for some heels is a surefire way to get noticed.
Or, stay sleek and sharp by matching ultra-skinny jeggings with a fitted black top and matching black sandals; a blazer in – you guessed it, black – tossed over the top quickly goes from “career woman taking charge of her life” to “most fashionable woman out tonight” with a pair of statement earrings or some glitzed up makeup.
Dress Up / Dress Down Dresses
Dress up / dress down dresses are dresses that work equally well for running to the coffee shop at 9 AM and heading out to the bar at 9 PM. Today, LuLaRoe is one of the most popular brands that make this kind of dresses. Known for their personable, direct sales techniques and bright, cheerful patterns, colorful LuLaRoe dresses look great on any woman. Plus, they’re all sizes from XXS to 3XL, so every woman can find a well-fitting, great-looking outfit.
As statement dresses, they look great on their own, making them easy to wear on busy mornings, but they’re easily boosted up to date-night levels. Just swap your sneakers for dressy flats, throw on a necklace, brooch, or bracelet, and glitz up your makeup for a quick transformation.
The easiest way to take any almost any outfit – with the exception of, say, baggy sweatpants and sweatshirts – from day to night is to switch up your accessories. If you don’t wear a uniform to work, then you’re already going to be looking sharp and professional after work. All it takes to transition from day to night is the addition of a little bit of edge. Swap out your subtle accessories for ones that make more of a statement, or swap your sensible shoes for some edgy boots or jeweled flats.
Even if you’ve been running errands in a graphic tee and boyfriend jeans all day, accessories make all the difference. A moto jacket or blazer adds some refinement and spice to the outfit; putting on a statement lipstick takes the look from day to night.
It can be difficult to think of outfits that work in any situation, but as long as you look relatively put-together, it’s not hard to make a few simple switches that transform an outfit from the everyday into something a little more special. As long as you start with a base layer that looks great and fits well, you’ll be set for nearly any situation.