It's actually pretty simple to wear the same outfit from desk to drinks—as long as you have a key foundation piece. We’re highlighting the five most versatile pieces (which you probably already have in your closet).
They require little styling effort to work both in and out of the office, simplifying your day-to-night outfit strategy—no last-minute dress changes required. From rompers to silk blouses to wrap skirts, you can’t go wrong with a good foundation piece. Buy it once for endless styling possibilities. Topping the list is—yes, you guessed it—an LBD. The most versatile black dresses will have just enough interesting details to work for any occasion. And the same goes for the rest of our day-to-night essentials: Add a cool twist to any of these staples, and you’ll never have to fret again about packing an extra outfit.
We know you are busy so we went ahead and sourced the best day-to-night outfit ideas to make your life a little easier. Keep reading for the key pieces to effortlessly take you from work to play.
The Interesting LBD
If you go for a little black dress with interesting details, it will stand out for an evening soirée but won’t be too much during the day either. You can wear this alone for a night out, pair with a long-sleeve top or blazer for the office.
For more conservative offices, opt for a simple black dress with a subtle tie detail.
The Wrap Skirt
There’s something about a wrap skirt that feels sophisticated and chic in a not-trying-so-hard kind of way. Wear with a slim turtleneck for day, toss on a jacket for evening, and you’re set.
A beautiful shape and color, the wrap skirt pairs expertly with a blouse and heels for a chic office outfit and for after.
It is just as stylish with sneakers as it is with heels.
While the shirtdress may seem more casual, it’s actually quite versatile and easy to turn into a nighttime getup. You just have to pay attention to your accessories—wear Oxfords during the day and amp up your look with heels at night. That’s it!
Looking for an easy item to take you from day to night like that? Try a jumpsuit. It’s elevated enough when you’re heading out for a night on the town, and if you choose a style that isn’t too flashy, it works just as well at the office.
The Silk Blouse