Since we spend most of our days (and sometimes evenings) crammed inside an office, looking fashionable at all times is a bit difficult. This is especially true if your office has a strict dress code that requires conservative pantsuits and classic clothes. But what happens when the work day ends and happy hour begins? How can you switch up your look without having to go back home to chance? We’ve got some style tips and ideas to help you transition from office to restaurant with style!
1- Pack A Pair Of Sandals
Bring a pair of chic strappy sandals and carry them in your tote bag. When the day is done, you can easily switch your work pumps to fun sandals in a jiff. A great pair of sandals will instantly transform your work outfit to an evening outfit, especially if you choose a pair that comes in a fun color (like red or silver), or a pair with jeweled details on them. You want a special pair of shoes that will be fun to wear but that is also comfortable. If you’re not feeling safe with sandals, you could try a pair of dressy flats instead to bring to work with you.
2- Wear A Fun Blouse
Choose a pretty blouse or camisole to wear underneath your plain blazer or cardigan. When you leave the office, you can remove the blazer to relax (and spice up) the look. Be sure to choose a skirt or pair of pants that will look as great outside the office as does inside the office. Think a high-waisted pencil skirt, black pinstripe pants, or even straight-leg dark jeans-if your office allows it. Then all you need is a fabulous pair of sandals and a few special pieces of jewelry to complete the look.
3- Pack Beauty Essentials
If you’ve got extra room in your purse, pack along a small cosmetics case stuffed with a few key beauty products such as lipstick, mascara, and a small vial of your favorite fragrance. If you don’t have room in your purse, you might be able to store it in a drawer, or perhaps you could keep the case in your car. Getting primped shouldn’t be too hard and having the essentials on hand will save you a lot of time.
(photo courtesy of Bartek Ambrozik)