When you want to have a little fun after work, you don't want to bring those vibes along with you. To achieve that, it often begins with a slight change of outfit. Alyson shows us how to go from day to night:
As a woman on the go, I’m all about the easy glam. Although I work for myself now and don’t have office parties to go to anymore, rest assured, I’ve had days where I had to go straight from a work meeting to an event.
Now that I’ve done my major beauty prep, getting ready the day of is a cinch. Stress levels used to be at an all-time high when I used to change my entire look to go to a party. Sure, I could bring a change of clothes, but I hate bringing extra stuff with me. I carry enough as is! So here’s how I pick an outfit that can transition from day to night:
Choose An Outfit That Doubles For Work + Play
An outfit like this could be a number of things: a sheath, a skirt + blouse, skinny jeans + blazer, etc. Whatever outfit you choose, first and foremost, make sure it’s work appropriate. I know it’s easy to get carried away with super cute party dresses, but please make sure it fits into your office culture.
I’ve always been a skinny jeans + blazer kind of girl. It’s what I feel most comfortable with and it’s easy for me to switch out a few accessories to make it more party friendly. Which brings me to my next point…
Bring Fun Accessories
For work, I’m usually seen carrying a tote that can carry anything and everything, comfortable shoes to walk in, and sometimes my glasses.
I hate going to parties still in work mode, so to change my whole vibe, all I have to do is bring out a clutch, wear fun shoes (in this case, these mules worked for work AND play), and maybe more dramatic jewelry. When it comes to work, I’d rather be safe than sorry and wear a work-appropriate outfit paired with fun accessories than wear a cleavage-baring party dress.
Alyson is the beauty and style guru behind the blog, Beauty Vanity. Based in San Francisco, Alyson believes makeup should make a person "feel beautiful, inside and out" and uses her blog to write about her perspective on "beauty, fashion, and lifestyle." She shares her makeup experiences and reviews, keeping in mind what products work out for her and what would benefit her readers. Follow Alyson on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!