Starting the day with caffeine of choice in one hand, running around between work, classes and general adulting, ending the day far too late after various escapades with friends- sleep, wake up, repeat until the weekend.
This is the schedule of twenty something girls on the go. Big city lights that come alive when the sun goes down, plus the hottest restaurants, bars & boutiques wreak havoc on her sleep schedule & her bank account. As a girl who’s been in her position far too many times to count: save time, money & energy with the outfit that easily transitions from day to night.
While planning for my long weekend to London, I stumbled across this restaurant’s dreamy velvet booths & coffee cocktails on Instagram. Aside from my love of pink décor, inherent in all millennials, Clerkenwell Grind’s concept caught my eye. A restaurant that can move from boozy brunch to the after work crowd & beyond is one that has mastered transition. The perfect place to shoot a day to night outfit. And to celebrate seeing lovely friend & blogger Valeria of Perfect Black with Flat White White Russians & dessert before dinner like the rebels we are.
The ultimate day to night outfit is your Friday look. Just twelve more hours until the weekend & two days of pure freedom. In anticipation of nights out of the town, this black off the shoulder bodysuit & faux leather midi skirt can move from work, to cocktails to dancing the night away. The key to transition is keeping things neutral & layering for modesty. Form fitting & leather- on the surface this look seems far too sexy for day. But with a classic black trench, low heeled boots & accessories like big sunglasses, a silk scarf & a chic cross body, it works. Glamorous yes, but it’s Friday and who doesn’t deserve to feel lux after making in through the week? Simple makeup & hair also does wonders to tone down a look. Once happy hour begins, a sultry lipstick makes all the difference.
Some other brilliant takes on the day to night outfit are trousers & a lace camisole. Ditch the blazer once you’re out of office or if you’re feeling particularly cheeky ditch the undershirt in homage to Yves St Laurent. Tights & a cardigan can keep a cocktail dress demure until you have a gin & tonic in hand. Always keeping things classy, because for girls on the go a first impression might be on public transport, in the office, at a bar or in the queue to the loo. Particularly for the last one, it’s some sort of universal constant for women’s toilettes. So with your day to night look, hustle at work and then raise a glass, you pretty young thing.
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