How To Transition Your Look From Work To Cocktails

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.

Lurelly-Flared-Pant

This first pair is a new arrival, the Lurelly Flared Pant. It’s perfect if you need a little swish to your step. You can see it here

The second pair is a Biker Leather Pant from Anine Bing

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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.

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For the flared pant try a slim fitting t-shirt like this white Ramones Seal T. Simple, cool, chic. See it here

LA-Made-Turtleneck T

For the biker leather pant try something flowy like this LA Made Portabella Turtleneck T. See more here.

Seal the deal with a cool boot like this Magdalena Ankle Zip Boot from Doc Martens. See more here.

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So now that your day look is easy chic lets look at a super quick transition to cocktails.


Using your black pants as a base choose either a body suit like this Rachel Pally Coty body suit

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Or try a blouse with some drapey movement that looks both effortless and incredibly chic, like the Sophie blouse

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Keep your jewelry simple and understated with this wickedly sleek and sophisticated Gold Bar Necklace from Rachel Zoe fave, AUrate.

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You need to change into an evening shoe, so choose something sky high like this “So Kate” Pointy toe heel from Christian Louboutin

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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

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Once you have your glow on add some color with a cream blush such as Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Formentera 

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and then set the night on fire with a bold lip. Try Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Hel’s Bells

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