Mastering the art of day-to-night dressing will revolutionise your wardrobe. Whether it's after-work drinks or Saturday brunch with the girls that follows with a romantic date night, sometimes our calendars dictate our outfit choices more than we realise. Adding hard-working pieces to your wardrobe that can be worn for multiple occasions and events is the answer and we’ve got six tips that guarantee you’ll transition from dawn ‘til dusk in style.
2. INVEST IN A ONE-AND-DONE DRESS
Simplicity is key when it comes to staying cool, calm and collected on long days. Dresses that go the distance will become your wardrobe's hero if you find yourself with a diary full of dates. Look for fabrics that wear easily and cuts that are comfortable to sit, stand and walk in. We think the Subtle Luxury L/S Knit Dress and New Dimensions Cut Out Knit Dress are the perfect starting point. These pieces look just as good when worn with your favourite flats, as they do with a heeled boot or pointed pumps.
3. STEP UP YOUR SUITING
Blazers are a busy girl's best friend. As one of the easiest ways to look instantly put together, tailoring is just as welcome at the bar as it is in the boardroom and the Double Vinyl Blazer proves why. This boxy silhouette is detailed with golden buttons and a turn lock closure, adding a touch of glamour. Match yours to the Double Vinyl H/W Pant or take things up a notch and wear it with the Double Vinyl Mini Dress W/Zip.
4. MEET THE POWER BLOUSE
We all love the ‘jeans and a nice top’ combo but what happens when you take it to the next level? Meet the power blouse. These pieces might seem unassuming at first, however, they have the ability to stun when matched with the right partner. Take our Frilled Neck Blouse for example. Style it with the Mood Indigo Cropped Denim Jean, the Cool Clique Cropped Pant or the Fearless Leather Pant for three outfits that serve instant cool.
5. GO FOR GILDED TOUCHES
Golden jewellery accents are certified outfit changers. Whether you opt for the vintage-inspired Fob Chain Necklace or take a more artful approach with our Double Hoop Earrings, adding gilded touches to your rotation is easy. The subtle sparkle won’t be overbearing at the office but will bring just enough drama to make you feel fabulous come nightfall.
6. SWITCH YOUR SHOES
It might seem obvious but sometimes a shoe change is all it takes to make an outfit feel fresh again. It doesn’t matter if your outfit is centred around jeans, your favourite pair of leather pants or a mini skirt, swapping out your day-to-day sneakers or flats for a pair of heels will quite literally elevate your look. We love the High Stakes Heel, Electric Nude Sandal Heel and High Stakes Boot for a dose of fancy feet.
Day-to-night dressing is all about having fun and experimenting with looks, layers and textures, and with the tips above, you’ll feel confident creating your own day-to-night sensations the next time you go from the office to drinks and home again. Discover the collection of womenswear from MANNING CARTELL, and create your own day-to-night looks with ease now.