So many times we read the magazine articles or listen to the salesperson say that a certain outfit can be worn from Day to Night. But let's be honest, unless you are going from a work conference to a work dinner, there are very few outfits you would wear during the day that you would WANT to wear for a night out.
An easier way to think about this challenge is to think about pieces, instead of entire outfits. Buy pieces that can be worn for day and can easily transition to evening with some creative styling.
I recently bought this Sea leopard blouse (PS I just found it on MAJOR sale at Barneys...link included) It is slightly sheer with buttons down the front. I wore it on Saturday night in a fun seventies-vibe sort of way. I unbuttoned one more button than "normal" to create a deep v-neckline, wore a pretty black lace bralette and tucked into wide leg denim with a black belt and chunky heels.
For a new client meeting, I wore it tucked into an A.L.C. knit skirt. I added the strappy "gladiator" style heels to add a little edge. This blouse is a great example of a classic piece that can be worn in a more conservative way for work but also can be restyled in a sexy way for a night on the town.
Shannon is wearing her favorite Rag and Bone skinny jeans with a peplum blouse, boucle jacket and heels. Her exact top is no longer available but the one below is a peplum blouse finished in a matte lambskin leather with lace detailing on the back and is deeply discounted. It is a beautiful piece to wear with jeans but also can be worn with a pencil skirt and a statement necklace. Or try it with a printed skinny leg trouser for a more conservative look. Her heels are the classic "licorice" style from Kate Spade. Perfect pointy toe and heel height, and finished in a fun but very versatile print.
So, enough with all the talk about outfits that can take you from day to night. Buy pieces that can transition from a more conservative look to a more daring look depending on how you style them.