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Best Outfits to Transition from Day to Night

Have a long day at work followed by a big night out? Don’t have time to stop home to change? No problem! Save time by investing in one outfit that you can wear both day and night. Little things can transform your daytime, professional, or casual attire into a sleek, stylish outfit that looks just as good out on the town. Below is a list of a few outfits you can wear either day or night, and how to style them for both.

The Midi Skirt

A midi skirt is extremely functional. The devil is in the details. First, think about color and design. What colors look most flattering on you? Do you prefer solid-colored midi skirts or midi skirts with interesting patterns? After you’ve nailed down those details, start to think about what kind of top to pair it with.

Another fabulous feature about the midi skirt is that you can wear it in any season. So if it’s fall or winter, pair midi skirts with comfy, oversized women's sweaters. A black sweater with a soft pink midi skirt is playful, endearing, and slightly vintage, yet it will look appropriate in the office and extremely stylish when you’re out on the town. If it’s spring or summer, pair the midi skirt with a white, sleeveless blouse and some tasteful jewelry, like a gold chain pendant necklace and pearl earrings.

Finally, one of the strongest ways to transform an outfit from daytime to nighttime is by changing up your footwear. By day, you could wear a flat such as loafers or mules or a conservative pair of heels. But by night, you can change into a pair of statement heels or boots that have a little more pizzazz. If there’s no room in your bag to store an extra pair of shoes, you can never go wrong with a pair of heels. In any color or design, heels will look great at work and when you’re out having fun at night.

The Little Black Dress

The iconic little black dress belongs in every woman’s closet. This type of dress, like a black cotton dress, is most notably known as classic evening wear, but depending on the style, it is also something that can be worn during the day. Because there is an endless variety of style choices, you can easily find one or several that work well both day and night. Obviously, a cocktail dress doesn’t really fit in an office setting, but something a little more conservative can still look fabulous on your night out. The trick is to invest in a little black dress that has subtle yet interesting details and unique features. Something like a faux leather black dress is unique and sophisticated without coming off as garish or overwhelming.

Denim Jeans and Accessories

Let’s say you aren’t running straight to your evening events from work. Maybe you had the day off, but were still slammed with errands and just didn’t have time to stop home to change your outfit. You can still turn a casual daytime outfit, even if it is just a pair of jeans, into fun, fashionable evening wear.

So how do you dress up women’s jeans? Plan ahead of time. If you know you have a busy day and won’t be able to stop home to switch outfits, pack a few things in your bag and plan to change into them on the go. You could also just wear them while you’re out during the day. A pair of jeans with a sharp, colorful blazer can be casual during the day, but is instantly stylish and fun by night, especially when you finish the look with a pair of heels. Add some dangly earrings and a statement necklace, let down your hair, apply a bold lip color, and voila! You’ve magically transformed your casual denim outfit into the perfect girls’ night outfit.

The Maxi Dress

Another versatile article of clothing is the maxi dress. More commonly worn in the warmer seasons, it’s an excellent daytime outfit that looks just as good at night, especially if you opt for a maxi dress with lots of fun colors and patterns. If you’re on vacation, you can spend the day in a long, comfy maxi dress, wear it out to dinner later in the evening, and still look elegant. It’s the kind of dress that adapts to its environment, so whether you’re wearing it on the beach or at a fancy restaurant, it will look great in both settings.

Transitioning your outfit from daytime to nighttime is possible with a few little hacks. All you have to do is shop for pieces that look great any time of day. Add a couple chic accessories, and you're golden!

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