Okay, so the weather has changed a bit and that cool breeze is starting to pick up. You ask, ‘But what does that mean?” Well, it means that the season to fall in love with jackets or coats is finally here (pun, intended).
Have an office meeting that ends at 5 p.m. and then an event to attend at 7 p.m.? Well, cast your worries aside and go from day to night or day to date night in a flash. In just about as long as it would take you to warm up a t.v. dinner, you can be dressed from head to toe in completely different look. (For those of you who haven’t ventured that far in the grocery store’s freezer section,a t.v. dinner takes about 3-5 minutes.) And, with that time you can include the makeup, if needed. Like many, I have encountered many a days where I have been in a rush to meet a friend after work and did not want to look like I was about to step into office meeting. And, in those moments I would carry some cute shoes to swap with my work shoes and throw on some accessories to spice up my look.
Ok, first things first, you have to have a base for your outfit and then build on it. For this “Day 2 Night” look, I chose to use this beautiful cotton stretch dress by Freda. Besides the fact that it is easy,breezy cotton, it is bold color that is not too distracting for the office and can be all the way live when paired with the right accessories for a lovely evening. Ok…so, swapping the shoes are a dead giveaway, but what about your handbag. In the day, you might need a bigger bag to carry quite a few things, but, in the night or early evening, you really only need to carry 3 things: wallet, phone and keys, so opt for a lighter bag such as a clutch
Accessories for a day look could be little more basic compared to a night look, so wearing colors like black or even a color that is neutral with a great contrast would be ideal. In the night, your accessories could be big, bold or should just stay at home – just kidding. But, really, have even more fun with it. After all, you are out of the office, right?
RANDOM TIP: your day looks do not have to make you look like a plain jane, so adding a bold print, pattern or even a color will axe out the ‘plain’ in jane.
This is a great daytime date look. Who says you can’t be comfortably casual and cute?
Though this look is trendy, it is pretty casual, too. After all, it contains a denim top or chambray shirt–if you’re fancy. It screams bold yet casual because although each article of clothing is a statement in and of itself like say the cheetah print loafers and the bright red-orange pants, you can arrange them in a way to diverts the eyes from focusing on all three at the same time. In the meantime, your date can focus on you (wink, wink).
[Sidebar]: The cheetah print is an ongoing trend, it been around when my grandmother was living, when my mother was my age, and it’s still here. It’s always cool when someone asks me “where’d you get that top?”, because I can say that it’s from my mom’s closet without feeling weird. Nowadays, the looks from the past are the looks for the future, and the present looks are just from yesterday’s tomorrow. 🙂
Random Tip: Tucking and untucking a shirt can turn a dressy look into a casual look in a flash. Going to the theatre – tuck! Going to the grocery shopping – untuck! It’s the wonders of tucking.