Getting dressed for a day that starts off with back to-back meetings and ends with dinner and drinks is no easy task. How can you wear one outfit that will suit both occasions? We're here to help, because, first of all, let's face it: carrying a big bag of clothes around with you is no fun, so we're talking about finding one dynamite look that will seamlessly transition from day to night.
It's not as hard to pull off as you may think. You likely already have the pieces need hanging in your closet right this very second. The key here is to play with textures—and most importantly, fabrics and finishes that traditionally don't go together. Don't be afraid to wear a graphic tee with a snakeskin clutch and tassle earrings, or a modern dress with a classic sneaker, and other unexpected pairings. Below, you'll find three outfits that will work both on- and off-duty.
Streamlined Separates + Party Shoes
Get the Look: Dior sunglasses, $595; saksfifthavenue.com. H&M, $30; hm.com. Veronica Beard pants, $375; kirnazebete.com. Michael Kors bag, $890; nordstrom.com. Valentino shoes, $875; net-a-porter.com.
Sexy Dress + Simple Sneakers
Laidback Separates + Textured Accessories
Get the Look: Oscar de la Renta earrings, $345; shopbop.com. Madewell t-shirt, $32; madewell.com. Time's Arrow clutch, $350; bloomingdales.com. H&M pants, $35; hm.com. Zara faux-leather jacket, $90; zara.com. J.Crew velvet sandals, $248; jcrew.com.