Desk to Drinks: 6 ways to elevate your workwear to evening wear NOW

Stuck in the office with no time in between that last email and that first glass of wine? Never fear, we’ve got you covered. The prospect of making yourself presentable in workwear for a day at the office AND post-work drinks, all at 7am, is pretty overwhelming.

That’s why we’ve gone and found you some easy breezy workwear fashion updates to make life – and the transition from boardroom to bar – that bit easier.

1. Add some sparkle

Make like Alexa Chung and combine casual knitwear with metallics for a cool festive look. Throw a metallic number in your bag and slip it on post-work, swapping your skinny jeans for a dressier look.

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Image Credit: Instagram – manrepeller

2. Throw on a fur

Faux or otherwise, a fur adds instant glamour to every look. Try Shrimps for quirky furs, like this number seen on Laura Bailey. If you just want a dash, Charlotte Simone scarves are the way to go for a statement colour-block fur, thrown on with ease.

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Image Credit: Instagram – shrimps_

3. Dare to bare

Ditch the tights and brave the cold to give your look an edge. Personal stylist and blogger Megan Ellaby shows us how it’s done by combining her relatively casual day look with a chunky heel and enviable pins.

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Image Credit: Instagram – asos_megan

4. Add some height

If your feet can face it, throw on a pair of heels at the end of the day. It can be the only change to your otherwise super casual work look, but you will look and feel ready for a night out with just that little extra height. DJ and fitness queen Hannah Bronfman updates her look with a sleek stiletto.

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Image Credit: Instagram – hannahbronfman

5. Accessories are key 

Nothing says ‘ready for a tequila shot’ like a bunch of shiny bracelets, am I right? A gold or bejewelled watch can do the trick too (plus there’s a few Black Friday watches ideal for stacking). Update your look in seconds by layering up your jewellery and adding some extra sparkle. Man Repeller founder Leandra Medine is no stranger to a statement jewel, having coined the term “arm party”. Here she rocks some statement gold earrings, making them the focus of her look.

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Image Credit: Instagram – leandramedine

6. If in doubt, go bold

The quickest way to update your look from day to night is with a red lip. If you don’t have the time or the energy, but want to look alive, a quick swipe of lippy and you’ll be good to go. Kendall Jenner shows us how it’s done with this sultry look.

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Image Credit: Instagram – kendalljenner