Taking your Daytime Looks to Night
With a busy schedule it’s always best to be able to transition your daytime looks to night, quickly and easily. Even if you’ve got the time to go home and change before going out, we don’t all want to have to plan two outfits every day.
Thankfully, with a good capsule wardrobe and few smart picks you can bring your looks from day to night without much hassle at all.
One of the biggest factors to take into consideration when making a daytime look suitable for night is comfort. Do you really want to wear those high chunky heels for a full work day and then out at night? If the answer is no, you may want to decide whether you’ll wear them in the morning or in the evening.
The bottom line is that you don’t want to wear anything that cuts into your skin, constricts you, rides up, falls down; you get the idea.
Then there is the temperature to contend with. Evenings normally require at least an extra layer or two.
Mix and Match
The basis for any great wardrobe is a few good staple pieces that you can always count on to make you look your best. Our site is great for providing you with that perfect dress that hugs your curves in all the right places, or a pair of trousers that you can pair with almost any top for a great look.
Once you’ve got your basics sorted out you can think about how to make them work for daytime and night time looks.
Glam it Up
At night you can really turn things up a notch, with more sparkle and shine. Switch demure, understated jewellery for bright, chunky pieces, or throw on a brilliant coloured scarf. Now is the time to add those hoop earrings you don’t normally wear to work, or throw on a sequined jacket.
Change your Bag
Your big daytime tote may be great for the morning commute but it normally isn’t formal enough to really play up an evening look. Although you don’t want to choose a small bag that will get lost in your heavy winter coat, you can opt for a pretty clutch instead. Take just the essentials- cash, cards, keys and lipstick.
Vamp Up your Shoes
What you put on your feet also plays a big role in taking your look to the next level. If you wear plain chunky boots during the day, why not trade them for some patterned platforms or chic wedge heels? Both can complement a skater skirt or plus sized dress, but they have an entirely different effect.
As you freshen up your powder and add another coat of mascara, you can also do a bit more with your blush and lipstick. At night brighter colours stand out, so instead of that pearly lip gloss you can absolutely go for a deeper, richer colour. Do opt for a higher quality lipstick to keep your lips moist and last throughout the night.