Get It Now: From Day to Night (and Back Again)

December 12, 2011 • Get It Now, Magazine

Tis the season for holiday parties. While it is most definitely fun to put together a fabulously festive ensemble for each party, many of us have to attend events right after work, making it difficult to make the transition from our office wardrobes to our party clothes. Fortunately, this can be an easy problem to solve with the help of a few key pieces.

Sequin pieces are hot right now, and it is simple to slip a sequined tank underneath a blazer or cardigan, and lose the top layer when it is time for cocktail hour. Something with texture and a more subtle shine like this Michael Kors snake print tank works better for a day to night outfit than a flashier piece.

Another quick and sparkly way to liven up your look is to throw on a pair of glittery heels, like these pale pink Betsy Johnson pumps (they also come in black, but the blush hue is much more unexpected for winter – we like to make a statement). Swap out your handbag for a sleek clutch or add some bold lipstick, and a basic black dress or suit is ready for evening.

A necklace or a pair of earrings that makes a major statement is yet another option. For instance, this Elie Tahari layered necklace is a showstopper on its own, making it an easy choice. These Loren Hope spiked earrings also have a dangerous chic about them that would liven up just about any look.

It is a little more complicated to make a quick change, but this metallic bronze leather skirt by Marc Jacobs plus a simple neutral or jewel-toned top would be perfect for a party. Swap out your day time skirt and you’re ready to go.

Overall, the formula is clear – just add something bright, metallic, or glittery, and your office look is ready for a party.

1. Elie Tahari Sand Dune Chiffon And Gold Chain ‘Sandy Mamba’ Layered Necklace, $150.39

2. Marc By Marc Jacobs Limelight Metallic-Leather Mini Skirt, $400

3. Loren Hope Spike Rhinestone Earrings, $58

4. Betsy Johnson Dizzyy – Blush Glitter, $121.49

5. Michael Kors Anaconda Sequin Tank Top, $79.50

—Jaqueline Zenn

Image Layout: Amy Newling


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