Not sure where the day will take you? Heading straight out from the office with your work crew? Meeting a potential BAE for coffee that might end early (you’ve got your best mate on speed dial!) or roll into evening drinks?
Fun times. What’s not so fun is deciding what to wear!
We hear ya. Finding an outfit to take you effortlessly from day through to night can be a massive wardrobe dilemma. Do you look OTT for the office or dowdy for your date? Neither is an appealing option.
But the good news is, with a bit of savvy styling and our clever fashion hacks, you don’t need to choose – and there’s no need to super-size your handbag to lug around an outfit change either!
Want to find out how to boss day-to-night styling? Let’s go…
Day-to-night styling staples
With the rise of laid-back trends (jogger co-ords and trainers how did we ever live without you?!), there’s a more relaxed feel to fashion for 2022 and a definite sense that, done right, the same outfit can take you from desk to dance floor.
This ‘anything goes’ vibe makes it easier to dress for all eventualities. But if you really want to nail your day-to-night fashion with styling sass, the following are wardrobe musts:
We love the geeky chic vibes of a buttoned-up blouse - perfect for a day in the office. And for evening, all you need to do is simply undo a few buttons to introduce a more informal, sexy look.
To feel really fancy, opt for a silk or satin blouse – we love the ZIBI London Lou satin blouse in gold – the sleek cut of its high neck looks striking day or night, and the slinky fabric, paired with three-quarter sleeves, up the evening glam factor.
Layers are an easy way to dress for the evening without setting pulses racing too early in the day.
Whilst a lace bodice or Bardot top may be a tad too much for daywear in anyone’s book - and definitely aren’t recommended for the office – you don’t have to rule them out. Just get sneaky!
Throw over a thin knit jumper or cover your shoulders with a cardi or blazer and you can dramatically downplay the look until you’re ready to bare all. And whilst you might slip any extra layers off for the evening, you’ll be super grateful to pull them back on when you’re queuing for a taxi home, brrr!
Playful fashion that works day or night? Try a jumpsuit.
Perfect for any occasion, whether you’re pitching in the boardroom, out for dinner or throwing your best shapes on the dance floor, a jumpsuit just works.
Long sleeved or short, patterned or plain, this one-piece wonder can take you anywhere.
The shirt dress
More casual but still a great option for day-to-night dressing, a shirt dress is a firm fave for anyone aiming for a wardrobe that will rock around the clock.
As with blouses, for evening try undoing a few extra buttons. Go for a long shirt dress (checkout ZIBI Rami Leopard shirt maxi dress) and you can fasten full length 9-5, then reveal up to mid-thigh for a fun, flirty night-time look. Cinching in the waist with a belt will also help to flaunt your figure and change things up.
The secret weapons of day-to-night styling
It’s not just the clothes you pick that make an impact on your confidence to power through without a full-on outfit change, accessories make a big difference too.
The good news is that these days you don’t need to panic about being turned away at the door for the wrong footwear - smart pumps or trainers can take you pretty much anywhere.
That said, sometimes they just don’t quite make the grade and you need heels for an after-hours lift. Thankfully platforms are big news for 2022 and are practical for all-day wear. Not only do they lengthen your legs and look bang on trend, they’ll save you from tottering about in heels and screaming for your slippers before you’ve even clocked off.
Small but mighty. Don’t underestimate the power of jewellery to revive an outfit for the evening.
Switch simple daytime studs for show-stopping hoops. Swap delicate chains for chunky statement necklaces or layer up with additional chains. And for real wow factor, the failsafe is always a bit of bling - after all, nothing says night-time quite like a touch of sparkle.
Your make-up bag!
Who doesn’t take their makeup essentials everywhere anyway?! And one of the easiest ways to recharge your evening look is to add lippy!
Pucker up that pout with a pop of colour or shimmering lip gloss and go from day-to-night in a matter of minutes. Add a flick of eyeliner and a smudge of extra eyeshadow for more sultry evening eyes and you’re good to go. Same outfit, fierce new look.
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