The theme of the evening was desk-to-dinner and after styling some looks and talking to some lovely ladies at the event, I’ve honed in on the 3 best tips for taking your look from the boardroom to the barstool.
1. Start with the basics. (Remember my layering guide here? Same idea!) Whether it be a black dress like I’m wearing here, or a crisp, classic shirt and a pair of dark wash denim, or a printed blouse and a pencil skirt, it just depends on your office environment and company dress code!
2. Top it Off. Jackets, Vests, and Blazers are those add-ons that make all the difference! If you are planning to wear a graphic tee and a fluted skirt to meet the girls after work, just toss on a structured tweed blazer to make it work appropriate.
3. It’s all about the accessories! For desk-to-dinner dressing, you’re going to need a little collection of jewelry, scarves, and shoes to make your life a bit easier. Maybe even a hat or two to toss on before you leave your desk! While simple jewelry may be a bit more office appropriate, a statement necklace is the perfect piece to elevate your outfit for a night out. A fun scarf is a great way to print mix, but if you think your print-on-print is a bit much for the office, save it for happy hour. And when it comes to your feet, swapping your classic pumps or flats for a pair of fabulous heels is a no-brainer. Instant upgrade! Oh, and a little pop of color on your lips never hurt either!
Photos: Rose Mayo
PS: Liz shared the sweetest recap from the event. Check it out here!