Heading out tonight after work? Us too! Well in light of this, here are some quick desk-to-dinner outfits from Instagram to inspire you.
Nail off-duty style post-5pm in the most efficient and chic way possible with our top tips.
1. Flats to heels
Upgrading your shoes is the quickest way to go from workwear to eveningwear. Carry some heels in your bag or hide some away under your desk so they are ready for you to pop on when work is over. Heels will elevate your outfit from day to night instantly. Now you will be totally prepared for that last-minute invite.
2. Get rid of a layer
If you like to wear a classic blouse under a smart blazer in the office then you can still work with that in the evening too, believe it or not. Just take off the jacket and you will be ready to go. There are ways to work the blouse into a more casual get-up – unbutton it, roll up the sleeves or even untuck it. Make it work for however casual you want to look.
3. Then you can add it again
Later on when it gets chilly you can throw your jacket over your shoulders just like Kristina of Kayture. Nonchalant and effortlessly cool. This is power dressing for the evening.
4. Get the make-up bag out
Neutral day make-up with a nude lip is all very well for the office, but when you step out for drinks you need to ramp things up a little. Go bold with a red lip, or add a flick of eyeliner and some dark eyeshadow to create a smoky eye (not both). This is the simplest way to update your look and welcome in the fun night you are about to have.
5. Accessorize things up
Statement jewellery and a bold clutch will take your suit from day to night in a flash. Worktime has now officially moved into playtime. Make like Helena Bordon with a fluffy bag charm for extra style points. These finishing touches will leave your outfit raring to hit the town. Drinks anyone?
6. Swap your skirt
If you really do want to change an item of your outfit, make sure it is the skirt. Make like Anneli Bush and change your suit skirt into a summery one in a bright colour. Your look will appear instantly refreshed.