Heading out for after-work drinks can be a great way to unwind after a busy week – but isn’t it annoying when a spontaneous trip out is suggested but you’re not dressed for the occasion? Here we’ve collected outfit inspiration so you can be dressed appropriately for the working day, but still glamorous enough to head to a bar in the evening.
Start at the bottom
Simply making good footwear choices can help take your look from office to evening in next to no time. If wearing heels all day is not your style, keep a simple pair under your desk for those impromptu invitations. Something classic works with plenty of different outfits, and are perfect for wearing to the office regardless of what you have planned.
Styling it out
A dress can be your best bet when combining your office look with one that’s appropriate for a night on the town too – just remember, it’s all about balance. With office dresses, how you choose to style them is the clincher. Team your smart dress with a fitted leather jacket, and you’ll have a bar-ready look instantly.
Keeping it classic
For a complete office look you can wear from day to night, staple pieces such as slim leg tailored trousers, heels and a loose-fitting blouse can make a big difference. Trousers that graze the ankle work perfectly well with statement block colour heels. Try adding a contrasting colour such as red to the look and team with a stylish blouse for the perfect day-to-evening wear.
Sometimes what makes an outfit less appropriate for heading out in is the size of your luggage. Nothing is more inconvenient on a night out that having to think about where you’re going to put your bags, so leave your laptop at work and try just taking a smaller handbag. Something small and compact is ideal.
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