It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the craziest!
Work’s busy because you’re trying to get everything finished before the holidays. There’s present shopping to be done. Food preparation planning. Christmas cards to write and gifts to wrap.
It’s a wonder that anyone has any energy left for parties!
Speaking of which, on top of all the above you’ve a full diary – catching up with old friends, the family, and, of course, the office Christmas do. Honestly, the very thought of it makes me want to just curl up on the sofa in something cosy!!
At this time of year, we’re always on the way to something else, which means that our wardrobe has to work harder for us.
I’ve selected a few items from the S.W.A.L.K. collection to help you build outfits that will take you easily from day to night – all you’ll need is a quick change, a swipe of mascara, a spritz of perfume, a dusting of bronzer and you’ll be sipping that first glass of prosecco five minutes after you’ve powered down your PC!
When looking to take an outfit from day to night, the most simple thing to do is to keep as many pieces the same for both your office and party look, and then add a little bit of bling for a bit of glamour.
The best way to keep it simple is to choose a versatile top, change up your trousers and put on a statement necklace.
The following tops are all perfect for this:
Grey cap sleeve pink pattern satin front top by SOYACONCEPT
Black lace with sheer back detail top by BLACK TAPE
Long sleeve black keyhole detail top by BLACK TAPE
Black ribbed body with cross front by ICHI
To make the short-sleeved and sleeveless tops more “work appropriate” (and warm!), I would suggest wearing them with a cardigan during the day.
Black lightweight ribbed cardigan by ICHI
Grey oversized zip cardigan by BLACK TAPE
Your main option for a day-to-night two-piece outfit is to wear black trousers.
The SOYACONCEPT cropped black skinny trousers (below) are a work-wear staple and could easily be worn with one of the above tops plus a cardigan throughout the day (lose the cardi and add a pair of heels at 5pm!).
However, the faux-leather trousers will give you a glamorous edge over any of your colleagues who didn’t bother to make the effort!
Cropped black skinny trousers by SOYACONCEPT
Fitted trousers with satin side detail by NU DENMARK
Black leather effect trousers by NU DENMARK
Black faux leather leggings by SOYACONCEPT
If you don’t feel “dressy” unless you’re wearing a dress, all you need to do with the following options is to swap your black opaque tights for sheer (or a tanned bare leg) and pop-on a pair of chandelier earrings!
Alison starry night 3/4 sleeve tunic dress by SUGARHILL BOUTIQUE
Long sleeve grey pattern dress with black ruched skirt by SMASH
For more dress ideas, whether you’re going to a sophisticated cocktail party or a fun night out with the girls, take a look at my blog HERE.
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