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Day To Date

Go from the office to a date in these simple steps.

Red chiffon dress with cold shoulders by Angeleye, available at Breeze ($75)
Cropped black blazer with three-quarter-length sleeves by Tulle, available at Swank Boutique ($60)
Calvin Klein “Dolly” pumps in natural-colored metallic velvet, available at Dillard’s ($49.99)
Antonio Melani black “Edena” boots, available at Dillard’s ($149)
Hammered silver necklace available at Breeze ($29)
Bronze, box clutch by Sondra Roberts, available at Swank Boutique ($134)
“At Last” perfume by Lollia, available at Makes Scents ($52)


Making the transition from a day at the office to an evening date doesn’t require a stop at home to change. The key to wardrobe transformation is layering, and accessories are a must. Start with a base layer: your dress or evening look. If wearing a dress or skirt, make sure the length is office appropriate and pair it with a pair of neutral colored tights. Then, add a blazer or sweater with tall boots. Keep accessories and makeup at a minimum for the office.

To change for an evening out, ditch the sweater or blazer, add some jewelry and a touch of makeup and switch your boots for a nice, classic pair of heels. Swap your office bag for a striking, small clutch. Spray a dash of perfume, throw on a smile and you’re ready to go.

Wine-colored sequin dress by Velvet, available at Girl Boutique ($214)
Shaggy Knit Pullover by Free People in natural, available at Swank Boutique ($98)
Calvin Klein peep toe pumps in black, classic python print, available at Dillard’s ($89)
Coach “Adair” wedge heel boots in tan pebble grain leather, available at Dillard’s ($298)
Gold hammered bangles with small, colored gems, available at Girl Boutique; ($24 each)
Silver, clear, cubic zirconium earrings by Jim Ball, available at Breeze ($20)

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