From “9 to 5” to “After-Hours”

When you have a demanding job and an equally busy social life, it can be difficult trying to dress for both at the same time. If you need to put together an outfit that will seamlessly transition from “9 to 5” to “after-hours”, have a read through the following tips.

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Opt for Versatility
There are some garments that are much more versatile than others, and dresses are a great example of this. A dress that is paired with flats and a cardigan will work well for the office, and, once the day is over, the cardigan can be removed and the flats swapped for a pair of heels. A classic pencil skirt also works well in this way, as the look is sophisticated enough for a day at work, but sexy enough for an evening out. When it comes to versatility, denim is one of the most versatile fabrics out there, and if you are able to wear a pair of dark jeans to work, then this is another great option for both day and night.

Classic Cover-Ups
If you are wanting to wear a garment in the evening that is slightly more dramatic, and would not be suitable for work, then a classic cover-up is what you need. A slim tailored blazer is usually the best way to go, as this can hide any bare shoulders or revealing necklines during the day, and can easily be removed and stored away when you head out for the evening.

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Make the Most of Accessories
Accessories on their own can easily transform a conventional daytime look into a hot evening outfit. Swapping your large work bag, or even your briefcase, for a small and stylish clutch will instantly glam up your look, while adding a statement belt to an outfit will immediately give it more personality. Jewellery is another accessory that can quickly take a look from day to night. During the day, keep your jewellery quite minimal and conservative, but switch this up in the evenings with a few statement pieces, whether this be large graphic earrings or a chunky necklace. Sometimes, all that a conventional outfit needs to brighten it up is a bit of sparkle, so keep this in mind when picking out accessories.

Don’t Forget About Makeup
While your makeup during the day is likely to be relatively understated, this can easily be amped up for the evenings. The beauty of makeup is that it is so portable, and with a few swipes of mascara and lipstick, can easily dramatize a look. If you don’t have much time after work to re-do your entire face, then simply apply some red lipstick, as this timeless shade will work with just about every outfit.

If taking an outfit from “9 to 5” to “after-hours” is something that you need to do on a regular basis, it is always a good idea to keep a bag with a few accessories in your car or office, so that they are within easy reach when you need them in the evenings. By keeping your daytime outfit relatively simple, you will be able to incorporate statement accessories, such as chunky jewellery or colorful heels, much more easily, beautifully transitioning your look from day to evening.

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What to Wear Spring 2016

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With spring slowly approaching, it will soon be time to shed those winter layers and add some fresh new looks to your wardrobe. From exposed shoulders to big bold stripes, here is everything you need to know about what to wear this spring.

Low-Slung Pants
Casual elegance looks set to be big this spring with low-slung pants quickly becoming all the rage. If you want a pair that is able to suit just about any occasion, opt for one that is slightly tailored, as you can pair this with a smart shirt for work or with a t-shirt for the weekends.

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Exposed Shoulders
Otherwise known as the cold shoulder, you will notice that everything from dresses to shirts to blouses this spring will feature cut-outs intended to highlight the shoulders. This is a great way to expose some skin while still keeping warm, and will definitely make any outfit a little bit sexier.

A Sparkling Shimmer
For those of you who hate having to wait until the holidays to bring out your favorite sparkly pieces, you won’t need to do that for much longer, as one of the trends set for this spring is plenty of shimmer and shine. This could apply to everything from a stylish evening gown to a pair of everyday shorts, making any garment look extra-special.

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White Shirts
White shirts are a classic, but this spring is a great time to give this old favorite a high fashion twist. From ruffled sleeves to slashes across the stomach, white shirts are being re-imagined just in time for spring.

Victorian Inspired
When choosing new garments for this spring, try incorporating a few pieces into your wardrobe that have Victorian-inspired design features. Whether this may be ruffled sleeves or a high neckline, features from the Victorian era are set to be huge this spring, but with many modern touches to keep them rooted in this season.

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Bold Stripes
Stripes quite often make a comeback in the spring, and this season, wide bold stripes are what you should be wearing. Look for bright and contrasting shades in any silhouette, whether it be a baggy t-shirt or a special occasion dress.

Patch Embellished Bags
Bags are set to be bright and vibrant this spring, and another bag trend to take note of are the embellished patches that have been seen all over the runways. These embellishments will definitely make even the most understated bag stand out, and have a classic look that makes them worth the investment.

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Statement Earrings
When it comes to your accessories this spring, make sure that you have a pair of statement earrings that you love to wear. Look for styles that are graphic and structured but still slightly unusual, whether this may be due to their abstract shade or their vivid hue.

Spring is always a good time to embrace a new style or a couple of exciting trends, and there more than enough to choose from for 2016. Whether you begin to wear high fashion versions of the classic white shirt to work, or opt for shimmery hues for your casual wear, all of these exciting looks will soon be taking over the streets from London to New York.