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Day to Night


Packing in appointments, meetings, meals and personal time before and after work is a mix of art and science. The following are a few easy tips I curated for Makeoverly for looking elegant and comfortable, no matter where the day takes you! 

When creating versatile looks, the first thing to consider is your personal style. Do you love patterns, bold colors, natural fabrics, or a particular trend? If you’re really not sure what you want, going to a free stylist like those at Nordstrom or Ann Taylor will guide you to the most flattering looks! Typically, dresses are an easy all-in-one outfit that you can style however you want. Wrap dresses are your best option for day to night outfits due to their ability to flatter curves or create the illusion of curves for straighter figures. Also, an a-line dress will appear chic and professional with a bright belt around your waist. If you prefer a more edgy look, dresses with cutouts can be styled accordingly for the office with a chic blazer.

In addition to considering your style, respecting your office’s dress code is important. Some offices allow strappy heels, while others require close-toed shoes. With these rules in mind, you can easily find a great neutral pair of shoes to last through years of work and socializing. For a relaxed experience, wedges with removable insoles provide a little height with the right amount of support. Wedges are definitely a great option, and they take pressure off the balls of your feet.

Before creating round-the-clock chic outfits, considering your personal style, your workplace’s dress code, and your desired look will create harmony between tactfulness and stylishness! A little discretion goes a long way, so maintaining appropriate coverage will help you keep it classy in the office and beyond. And after researching sensible pieces online before shopping, you can effortlessly find a great day to night outfit that you’ll wear again and again.