Friday, August 29, 2014

How to Transition from Day to Night


Day Look:





Night Look:





Day:
Blazer: Theory, similar
Top: Asos
Skirt: J. Crew, other colors on sale!
Shoes: Brian Atwood, old, love this pair and this pair
Purse: Marc Jacobs, old, similar
Earrings: BaubleBar (here, here)

Night:
Top: Asos
Skirt: J. Crew, other colors on sale!
Shoes: Schutz, similar
Clutch: Clare V.
Bracelets: BaubleBar

Happy Friday!!  I hope you have fun plans for the weekend!  I'm doing a staycation, which I'm so excited about.  I'm looking forward to catching up on some good books, time with friends, and a little pampering.

This week has totally emphasized the importance of picking pieces that can easily transition from day to night as I've had events 3 nights after work.  No one wants to change in their car (been there, done that), change at work and get lots of questions from co-workers (no thanks...), or find another place to change (locker room at the gym anyone?). 

When I know I have an event after work, I generally wear a skirt or dress to work as I find them easier to transition.  I also have a few other key tricks to transition my look.

1. Switch your daytime tote for a  chic, smaller night version, like this leopard clutch.  I don't know about you, but the purse I carry to work has so much crap in it that it doesn't really work for after work events.  

2.  Change into a dressier pair of shoes.  Shoes generally make the outfit for me and I never turn down an opportunity to wear those shoes that aren't quite office appropriate!

3.  Amp up the jewelry.  I've started wearing my arm party everyday to work, but I will usually add a pair of statement earrings or a statement necklace.

4. Freshen your makeup.  For me, this is generally just applying a little more lipstick as I'm usually running late and don't have time to do anything else.

Do you guys have any other day to night tips?  

I hope you have a great weekend!  I'm taking Monday off so I will return on Wednesday with my regular posting.  

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61 comments:

  1. Both tof these looks are so chic Nicole. Great tips! Have a fabulous "staycation"!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  2. You have the best shoes!! Love both looks.

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  3. Loving both looks and your tips. Have a wonderful staycation and enjoy every minute it! See you next week. ;-)

    www.girlinahotcity.com

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  4. Sexy+chic in black+white. You did a great job transitioning. I am leaving for a 5-day vacation tomorrow. Enjoy yours.

    Enjoy the Holiday Weekend!! <3 Ada.

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  5. what a fun post! love how you mixed up the outfit! those black heels are so fab! love them!
    kelseybang.com

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  6. Absolutely love the transition idea Nicole! This is so easy and yet so chic! Gorgeous nighttime sandals!

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  7. What a fantastic black and white outfit!! Love the clutch too~!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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  8. Love that leopard clutch!

    -- Michelle | MXP STYLE

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  9. Love both looks!! Your heels & clutch for the night look are so fab! Have a great long weekend:)
    Marta, xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  10. I love both looks. The blazer really pulls it together, and those heels are Sex-ay!! Love it, have a great weekend
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  11. Great tips & great outfit glammed up too! Thank you for joining Renae & I at Fashion Item Friday! Ax

    http://inmamaswardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Love your tips on transforming from day to night! Love both of these looks so much!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  13. Oh my goodness stop it with this insane gorgeous-ness! I love the day to night transition - it is so seamless and doable. Your tips are ao great!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  14. We must be on the same wave length today because my post today is Day to Night as well!! LOVE those gray pumps and your Marc Jacobs purse for day! And of course your leopard clutch and strappy heels are the perfect addition for evening!

    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  15. I love both looks, and it transitions perfectly, specially with those fierce sandals, I love them.

    Natalia

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  16. I love both looks, especially the night out! Those shoes are to die for!

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  17. I love the leopard print clutch! :)

    Tamara
    www.trulytamara.com

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  18. I love both the day and evening looks. I especially like the heels in the day look but I'd fall over! I have a hair piece which I may wear in the evening. Love your tips!

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  19. Both are some great looks and I love how versatile that shirt is. Also those black heels are amazing.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  20. Such great tips! Definitely not fun to change in your car. I LOVE those "night" heels - so fancy!

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  21. Super chic and feminine looks and those are some killer sandals!
    Red Reticule

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  22. Well this is a fun post! I love seeing the way you transitioned your outfit and reading your tips for making it work for you without awkwardness. Loooove those lace up shoes in your night outfit!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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  23. Man I loved both of these on you. I would even wear the day heels for the night, they are AWESOME. I love how you did both of them. Great post subject. You look all put together which I love about you. Great having you here at Fashion item Friday, too! ♥

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  24. Such a classic look! I love the clutch
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  25. I love both of these looks! I love the animal print popped in the look! So great!

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  26. Both of these looks are lovely! I love the shoes and the bag for night.

    -Katie
    http://hellokatiegirl.blogspot.com/

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  27. FAB! Love the shoes and clutch!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  28. LOVE that skirt! This is the perfect transition. You look so chic for work and then so fun for night. Hope you're having a great long weekend!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  29. Amazing post! And i love your blog:)
    I am now following you on Bloglovin, follow me back?:)

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    theprintedsea.blogspot.com

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  30. Great ideas to transition an outfit from day to night! I'm love with your strappy sandals and your animal print clutch! you look beautiful! I invite you to visit my blog and let me know if you would like to follow each other to stay in touch.
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

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  31. Wow what gorgeous looks. I especially love your accessories, my my!

    Gina
    Pink Wings

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  32. So cute! I love a good transition outfit! Those heels are killer!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  33. Beautiful transition look! I love both ways!! and your sandals [OMG!!!]
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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  34. Love both these looks! Perfect transition from day to night. Black and white always gets me. ~Cynthia

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  35. You really have the best ideas on how to transform a look from day to night....I love the understated sexiness of the the top via those sheer side panels!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  36. The simple swaps make a big difference, and I am loving your leopard clutch!

    iamchiconthecheap.com

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  37. I love both looks on you! It's always nice to have options, when you go from work to somewhere else.

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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  38. Hi Nicole - thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I love your night time look, especially those sandals! They are so sexy!

    www.misshotcouture.blogspot.com

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  39. Those black lace up sandals are amazing, my goodness.

    prosecco in the park

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  40. You really did the transition perfectly! I think the lace-up sandals are a great way to do it, makes a whole different look, and they're so beautiful!!

    <3
    http://zazzish.blogspot.pt/

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  41. Awesome styling, babe! You look great in both looks!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  42. Ah, I am in love with those lace up heels! What great looks! Perfect way to transition!

    xx,
    La Joie de Vivre by Alecia Mariana
    Facebook//Twitter//Instagram // Bloglovin

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  43. I LOVE that top girl!! You did a great way styling it from day to night!

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  44. Fabulous!!! :)

    http://life15juicy.wordpress.com

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  45. Beautiful look on you. Love the way you styled your look today.

    Celebrating my blogs 2nd Anniversary.
    XO,
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  46. Cute! Wow both looks are amazing, and you look great! The day is so professional and the night is so fun with the leopard clutch. I am loving cheetah right now!
    poshprime.com
    ~~megan~~

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  47. So beautiful!! Love the look and so glad I just found your blog :) New follower!

    www.fashionistastyle1.blogspot.com

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  48. Loving both looks! Such great tips! You look fabulous!
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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  49. I love this outfit you look so classy and gorgeous!!!!
    Allison from www.mercuteify.com

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  50. Adore your heels in both outfits! You did an amazing job of transition the look. I can't even pick which I like better!

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  51. That is such a great outfit and the top can be worn so many different ways. Love that you paired it with lace up heels!

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  52. Love your night look with those amazing accessories! The leopard and gladiator shoes are perfect.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  53. I do a lot of quick changes like these to my outfits on Fridays when the family head out to dinner. My look turns more casual so I usually will switch to my Converse and denim jacket. Love those strappy heels on you!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  54. Love the day to night idea. & that's a really cool shirt! Love where the mesh placements are. & those shoes! <3

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