This post may offer you the simplest suggestion you’ve ever heard in your life, but perhaps it’s one of those things that is so easy no one ever says it aloud and therefore no one understands that the girl who effortlessly takes a fabulous work dress from day to night really is doing it, well, effortlessly. Having now lived in 3 major cities where my commute to and from work is a huge portion of my day, I simply can’t (and won’t) waste my time traveling home to change for a date or an event after work. It’s not worth my time on the train or in the car just to look fabulous. Because I can look fabulous in three steps. No car, no train, no extra time necessary.

Check it out – all you need is 1 fabulous dress, 1 roomy handbag, 1 clutch, 1 set of jewelry, 2 pair of shoes, and 2 jackets. You get to wear the dress, the jewelry, 1 of the jackets (the more conservative one) and 1 pair of shoes (the more conservative pair) to work. Then stuff the other pair of edgy/sexy shoes, the funky leather jacket, and the killer clutch into your enormous bag. Come 5pm: 

  1. Change your jacket
  2. Change your shoes
  3. Change your bag

Then head out to the party. That’s it! As a plus, you can touch up your lipstick and blend a bit of it on your cheeks to add some fresh color to your face. Throw the essentials into the clutch (including your badge to get into your work building the next day) and leave your giant bag, pumps, and blazer at the office until morning. Make sure you wear jewelry that will go with both looks when you put on your main outfit that morning. Again – that’s it.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done this and reaped the rewards of ‘girl, how do you look so fabulous?’ compliments after a long day of work. Your cocktail never tasted so good as you’ll look! 

Do you have a day to night look? Let me know in the comments below! 

P.S. You might like my Date Night is Important post here with tips for making it special!