The Perfect Skirt
A fitted skirt is a great option to take you from office to after-hours adventure. For versatility, choose a skirt in black or a classic pattern suitable for a corporative environment; there are plenty of options at clothing shops such as Universal Store. High-waisted cuts and fitted pencil skirts are great choices, as they look fabulous and smart with a tucked in blouse and sensible heels for work. To transition into the evening, you can change into a statement top or simply switch up your heels for a fun, colourful pair that will really show off your legs and add a vibrant splash to the ensemble. Add a slick of red lipstick and you are ready to enjoy cocktails until the early hours.
Little Black Dress
No businesswoman’s wardrobe is complete without the perfect LBD, so invest in finding the right one for you. To maximise versatility, avoid sheer fabrics or necklines that are too low and hemlines that are too high for an office setting. For classic Audrey Hepburn inspired style, choose a dress that falls just above or just below the knee. A-line cuts are graceful and easy to wear. Keep the waistline fitted and the top structured for a corporate vibe that will transition well into a smart, evening look. During office hours keep jewellery minimal, but when you are ready to let your hair down break out some statement pieces to add some sparkle and colour to your outfit.
Take your style cues from Taylor Swift, who has become the poster girl for put-together outfits that are fashionable and fun. Embracing the preppy chic look is a great way to update your work wardrobe and create fun, colourful outfits that will be just as fashionable out of the office. Experiment with colour; mustards, navy, red and green are the base to the preppy girl’s palette. Keep cuts structured and fitted and look out for perfectly matched two-piece ensembles. A pussy-bow blouse with a pencil skirt or a shift dress over a collared blouse are appropriate for the boardroom and the bar. Keep colour coordinated with bags and shoes that match your outfits to ensure that you’ll always be fashionably ready for work or play.
What to do you think of these versatile outfit ideas? What are your most versatile pieces that take you from office hours to after hours in comfort and style? Do you have a favourite, fail-proof outfit that’s ready for any occasion? Any tricks to quickly switching up your look?
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