“What do I wear to the office when I have fancy cocktail party to attend straight after work?”
This such a common struggle for many of us, particularly on Fridays and even more so during this festive season. The art of day to night dressing is really tricky to pull off, because there are just too many factors to consider.
For instance, it’s beyond awkward to show up at work in a flashy sequined number, but on the other hand, lugging an extra outfit to the office is insanely impractical. We already have so much on our agenda, who has time for that?!
Like always, we are here to help. To be honest, the solution to your office-to-drinks conundrum is not rocket science. All you need is a bit of planning!
Here, we share with you some super useful tips that will allow you to transit from your desk to the bar with almost zero effort. Consider this “one and done.”
With all things “fashion”, the devil is in the details. It can be found on a dress, a skirt, a blouse, whatever.
Go for small intricate details that stand out (in a sophisticated way, of course), and keep the rest of your outfit simple.
This helps your outfit to look well-thought through during your evening soirees, but won’t be too over the top and out of place at work.
Polyester embroidered crepe dress, $330 by Mikael Aghal from The Outnet
During this month where sparkly everything is de rigueur, it’s very tempting to want to go overboard.
Unless your office has an easygoing dress code, I would suggest against wearing a glittery dress to work. Instead, try deep jewel tones or lustrous materials, such as velvet.
They look absolutely decadent land party-ready in a not-trying-so-hard kinda way.
Polyester frilled velvet top, $45.90 by Zara
If you are the sort who feels best only when you have your killer heels on during a party but cannot bear to put your feet through that torture for the entire day, try block heels.
They’ll give you the needed boost in height but are still comfortable enough to run around in.
P.S. Feel free to go for a pair that’s rendered in sparkles, loud colours and embellishments!
Crystal-embellished satin and suede platform sandals, $2067 by Miu Miu
I stuck by my promise of no changing out of your clothes!
Larger-than-life accessories are great when you want to downplay the “work feel” of your ensemble and play up the party vibes.
For example, if you are wearing a simple black sheath dress for work, all you need is a glamorous belt and some bejewelled earrings to shake up your outfit.
Metal and crystal necklace, Atelier Swarovski by Lanvin Collection, price unavailable