I was asked this week about transitioning from work to cocktails.
Of course this is super pertinent right now with all the Christmas/Holiday parties and events that we have to run to straight from work, with no time to go home and get changed.
In fact I had to do it myself today.
I’m a big believer that you need to plan it out beforehand, and you need to keep it super simple, very chic, and always make it look effortless.
A key piece in every closet is a killer pair of black pants.
Find a pair that is the perfect cut for your shape, in the best fabric you can afford. Take them to a tailor and get them altered to fit you exactly. There are a million ways to style a great black pant.
While writing this I am feeding my Revolve.com addiction, so here are 2 great pairs of black pants that I just clicked the heart on.
The second pair is a Biker Leather Pant from Anine Bing.
Isn’t this leather pant just killer??? See it here
With your black pants as your base, start your day with a simple, clean makeup, wear your hair loose and free, and throw on a simple but cool t-shirt or top.
So now that your day look is easy chic lets look at a super quick transition to cocktails.
Or try a blouse with some drapey movement that looks both effortless and incredibly chic, like the Sophie blouse
I found this shoe on Nordstrom.com
Sweep your hair up into a high pony, bun, twist – any easy updo that takes about 2 minutes to do.
After a long day at work one of the best ways to revitalize your look is to add a glow to your complexion. Juice up your cheekbones with Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand.
Once you have your glow on add some color with a cream blush such as Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Formentera
and then set the night on fire with a bold lip. Try Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Hel’s Bells