Pieces To Take You From Day To Night
This may come to a surprise to some of you (as it did for me), but there is such thing as shopping smartly, which unfortunately means avoiding flippant spending on impractical pieces. That means you probably shouldn’t have bought that purple sequin bra top you wore once to a Lady Gaga concert and those heel-less platforms that have yet to make it out of the box. There have been times when I go shopping, and when I go to get dressed the next day, I still feel like I have nothing to wear, which is probably an indication that I was not purchasing pieces that were sensible for my day-to-day life.
Take a step towards sensible shopping and practical purchases by thinking about pieces that are appropriate for different events and multiple aspects of your life. This means finding clothes that can take you from a day at the office to happy hour with friends to a big date with the hottie who lives downstairs. Having versatile pieces can save you a lot of money, and it allows you to purchase quality clothing because when it comes to clothes, quality is definitely preferable over quantity.
A good place to start when shopping for versatile pieces that can take you from a day at work to an evening out is with chic blouses. Nice tops can be work-appropriate and then with a few styling changes, they make great going out outfits. The blouse Royal Top by ArynK is a perfect example of a top that serves all your needs. Keep it classy during work with some slacks and a tank underneath to subdue the sheer aspect. Change it up for the evening by pairing it with skinny jeans or a skirt and a bandeau. Another good top option is a nice cami that is perfect for date night, and you can wear a blazer or a sweater over it during work. This Rory Beca Les Overlap Camisole has enough detail and a punch of color that makes it look great on its own for the evening, but it is also very work-appropriate with the right outerwear.
Another option that really simplifies the switch from work to play is a great dress that is both appropriate for work, but has a sexy flair for the evening. The things to keep in mind when finding a versatile dress like this is keeping the dress simple and focusing on styling the outfit appropriately with accessories. Stay away from the body con dresses that are great for an evening out but are far from office appropriate. This BB Dakota Penelope Dress is a good option because the cut isn’t too conservative or too revealing, and its plain color gives you room to style it in different ways. For work, keep it tasteful by pairing it with a blazer and a top knot; then for a night out, get some flashy jewelry, sky-high heels, and ditch the blazer.