Style Sleuth: Day-to-Night Duty Dresses

Fountain of 30

July 14, 2014 • Magazine, Style Sleuth

Day to Eve Dresses, summer fashion 2014, Carven, Prabal Gurung

It’s summer time in the city so you know what that means – long days and even longer nights. Rooftop parties, cocktails after work, mini-vacations and three-day weekends mean your clothes are going to do double duty. You don’t want to pack a ton of clothes and have to lug them with you to stash in your desk at work, but you also don’t want to look like you didn’t put in the effort. It’s time once again, for the dress that works from day to night!

Wear a sleek blazer or cardigan to work to cover up, and besides, your office is probably freezing with the air conditioning on high. There’s no need to bring the whole jewelry box. Just one statement necklace or eye-catching pair of earrings is all you need. A quick handbag change might also bring up your look. You’ll want the focus to be on the dress, not necessarily all the sparkly baubles. For summer evening dressing, less is more.

If you carry a big bag (and who doesn’t?), it would be easy to stash a small clutch in your bag and leave your carry-all at the office. Just make sure you take out all the important stuff! And as for shoes? Well, some might tell you that you have to change into a pair of heels, but that’s not the case! Everyone has a pair of bejeweled sandals, shimmery metallic gladiators or nice espadrille wedges. Now is the time to wear them all day long! Your feet will thank you later.

1. Alice + Olivia “Marmot” Shirt Dress, now $226.58

2. Clover Canyon Floral-Print Neoprene Racerback Dress, now $118.80

3. Prabal Gurung Bow-Front Sleeveless Dress, $1,295

4. Carven Short Dress, now $210

5. Mason by Michelle Mason Maxi Dress, now $487.35

6. Mara Hoffman Side Cutout Fitted Dress in Orange, $298

–Taneisha Jordan

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