Summer is the season of socializing, often meeting up with people right after work for drinks or dinner. And no one wants to be the one that brings the office fashion to the evening fun! With some easy touch ups, and quick fashion switch outs, you’ll be after work fun ready in minutes.
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How to Take Your Office Look From Daytime…
When getting dressed in the A.M. choose an outfit with a simple silhouette / colour combination. Use your accessories to make a statement, as they are easy to trade.
An a-line wrap skirt with a simple stripe is a workplace appropriate option. The mid thigh length is perfect for beating the summer heat! While the pattern on the skirt is a little fun, but still simple enough for you to get away with a bold lip, or a crazy shoe if you wanted.
A fitted cap sleeve dress – paired with a light weight jacket for the office, and then some fun heels for the evening.
A classic wrap dress – layer the Lace Cap Sleeve Nudy for the daytime office look, saving the lower neckline for the evening celebrations.
A cigarette pant and silk tank – for the cooler summer days when you don’t feel like showing off the leg, a classic pant cut will have no worries carrying you over to an evening gathering. Bring a lightweight jacket for the office to cover the shoulders, letting you leave it at the office while you head out for some fun.
Pair the skirt with a button up silk blouse. A short sleeve (like the Aritzia one) won’t require a jacket for the office, which means you won’t have to lug it around on your night out. The light weight fabric of the silk will keep you cool, while the luxuriousness feeling of the silk will have you feeling night out ready in no time. Pair the silk blouse with the NUMI Undershirt. Why? because no one wants to be caught with embarrassing underarm stains, especially when you know the day is going to be a long one. Instead layer the Nudy underneath your shirt, so you don’t have to worry about the days stress and heat ruining your evening look.
To ensure you can fit everything in one bag, opt for a leather tote. This old navy option is great for any budget. A neutral shade means you can wear it with just about any outfit. The large tote can carry your shoes and purse for the outfit change as well as a few beauty products.
When it comes to the fancy footwear these laser cut flats from Zara are so fun! (and budget friendly, bonus!) The navy colours pairs the outfit together, while the flat shoe is a comfy daytime choice incase you end up having a night on the dance floor.
- Clinque Moisture Surge CC Cream: a light weight foundation won’t leave you feeling heavy on the face.
- Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray : a few spritz on the face before you head out for the day, will ensure your makeup stays put so you don’t have to worry later on.
- L’Occitane Orange Blossom and Orchid Eau de Toilette : a summery, fresh and energizing scent will have you smelling great all day long!
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Its time to head out! Put the pens down and the work away. But before we run out the door to go celebrate the day of work being done, a few quick tweaks to your workday look will have you ready in seconds.
The base of the outfit you can keep the same. Taking a few extra minutes in the A.M. will have you feeling confident and comfortable while out for the evening. Plus saves you from popping out on your lunch break to buy something to change into!
For the top, feel free to loosen a few buttons. Free the buttons, you’re leaving the office, your allowed to! Plus with the Nudy Patooty layered underneath, you know there isn’t going to be anything shown you don’t plan to!
Swap your funky flats, for some lace up heels. The neutral colour of these are as easy to pair with outfits as a black shoe, but the lighter colour makes it feel a bit more summery. Not into the stiletto heels? Choose a chunky block heel sandal. Those cute lace up or fun print shoes that you usually avoid wearing in the office, nows the time to get them out.
Trade out your carry all tote for a slim, cross body purse. Something to hold only the essentials (as the rest you can leave at work in your carry all tote and pick it up the next day). If you are sticking with the neutral wardrobe palette don’t be afraid to add some colour into your makeup look.
- Saje Quick Study Remedy: roll on the wrist and behind the ears for a pick me up and boost of energy
- da lish Lip and Cheek Balm: is the perfect “pop of colour for all skin types.” The multi use product means you don’t have to lug around your entire makeup bag.
- ILIA Organic Illuminator: swipe on cheeks and nose, and you will have a gorgeous dewy, glowy complexion in a snap.
See I told you it was that easy, with a few simple changes and finishing touches to your makeup you are night time ready and you only just got off work! Spend that extra time sipping an extra cocktail instead of rushing home for an outfit change!
Don’t fear the “want to grab drinks after work” text anymore. You can even keep an extra pair of heels and some makeup essentials at the office, just in case!
Have a good week!