Remember the last time you actually ticked off everything on your to-do list, or had a week in the diary with absolutely no plans? Us neither! Life has a habit of getting incredibly busy, but that certainly doesn’t mean that your style should suffer. If you’re rushing around from work to social appointments to home and back again, then you’re certainly in need of a wardrobe that can adapt to your lifestyle. Nothing saves you more time and hassle than a handy day-to-night outfit, which is why we’ve put together the ultimate day-to-night style guide to help you through those crazy days. Flustered? You? Never!
- Well-cut jeans
The secret’s out, ladies - a good pair of fitted jeans really is the best way to strike that balance between smart and casual when paired with a beautiful top. Ideal for both a day out or an evening on the town, go for a darker jean for a more sophisticated look to keep you looking chic round the clock. Looking for a fresh new pair that you won’t find on the high street? Check out our denim range right here and find a style to suit you!
- Statement accessories
Nothing adds the finishing touches to an outfit better than pieces of statement jewellery. Whether it’s a necklace that accentuates your top or earrings that help you stand out from the crowd, picking out some strong pieces will help you transition from day to night effortlessly. Fancy upping your statement game? Invest in a beautiful bag that draws the eye. This suede envelope shoulder bag is big enough for all your essentials but small enough that it’s perfect for those post-work drinks.
- Smart shoes
They say that good shoes take you to good places, and you’d be amazed how a beautiful pair of sandals or even smart flats can transform an outfit! Ditch the trainers if you’re planning an outfit that takes you from day-to-night and go for smarter shoes. Even if you’re wearing a casual top and trousers, popping on a strong pair of heels is the smart way to smarten up.
- ‘Dress’ to impress
Picking out a dress that makes you look good and feel great will allow you to go from desks to dinners with ease. If you’re going for a bold print like this V neck dress from our La Vida range, then keep accessories more muted. For those who prefer darker colours but want something that will look stylish and smart all day, this satin/silk trim dress is another beautiful option to keep you looking polished and feminine.
- Pop a red lipstick in your bag
When fashion guru Alexa Chung admitted that she only ever wears red lipstick when she needs to disguise how tired she is, this got us thinking more about the benefits of red lipstick. Bold and beautiful, a red lip is a great way of looking fresh with minimal effort. Perfect if you’ve had a long day at the office but want to look as though you’ve spruced up for cocktails with the girls, a slash of scarlet will have everyone admiring your perfect pout and not paying any attention to your potentially tired eyes or pale cheeks. Shh. We won’t tell.
- Find unusual fabrics
Sometimes when it comes to transitional clothing, it’s less about the items themselves and more about what they’re made of. Materials like silk, satin and velvet are automatically going to look more dressed up than simple cotton, so even if you stick to a basic shape or clothing type, the fabric can speak for itself. Take this shimmery top with a satin overlay for example - it’s subtle enough for a day at the office, but could also still work as a sophisticated piece for a date night. Look out for lace detailing or an unusual sleeve that will add interest to your clothing and keep you looking on point no matter if you’re heading out to work in the morning or starting your weekend with a cocktail.