How to Transform Your Office Attire into Cocktail Attire

Juggling a demanding corporate job and a social life may be challenging, especially when you get a chance to pencil in drinks or a dinner date post-9 to 5 and left with little time to shift your look from day to evening. With our easy fashion tricks, you can transform your office ensemble into cocktail attire with more alluring and nighttime-friendly looks. Keep on reading to scoop our tricks.

Opt for outfit styles appropriate for the office and evening parties.

black and white color paneled dress

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If you’re planning to attend a party after your office hours, you may think of going for a dress or skirt that can suit two occasions at the same time. For instance, you may opt for an office-appropriate dress with conservative neckline but not too corporate to make it stylish for the evening party. Or go for a pencil skirt in leather fabric that will give your office style some twist while making your looks festive at the dinner with friends.

Go for festive colors that can be dressed up for cocktail attire.

neon yellow top with a line skirt yellow tube dress with slit red halter dress with sandals cobalt blue high low dress

If you’re working in a creative office environment that allows festive colors and non-corporate outfits, then feel free to wear your brightly-colored pieces. Like Mary Orton, you may think of a neon yellow blouse that can be balanced with a dark-colored accordion skirt or a pastel yellow tube dress that can be topped with a blazer at your workplace while keeping you classy on your evening dinner. Though black or white is the most timeless and elegant shade perfect for the party, going for colorful outfits will bring some life to your summer style.

Select feminine and colorful prints appropriate for the office and perfect for parties.

embroidered floral dress with striped blazer printed midi skirt with keyhole blouse polka dots blouse with skirt floral print skirt with red blouse

Going for festive prints as long as they’re not too loud or provocative may be great to add some creative touches to your office style while making your outfit appropriate for after-office-parties. Classic prints, geometric prints, and floral prints are safe for the office wear. This time, skip those quirky and novelty prints that will take away the professionalism from you. Instead, opt for pleasant prints in great combinations of colors that will look creative in the office and party-ready at your evening affair.

Switch to a pair of brightly-colored pumps or an elegant clutch.

chic clutch with office holiday outfit floral print skirt with white top and cobalt blue ballet flats elegant clutch with little black dress cobalt blue pumps with black and white outfit

If you’ve got no time to transition your looks or you’ve got invited to an impromptu party, simply switch to a pair of brightly-colored pumps and a party clutch that will do the tricks for you. This can be helpful especially if you’re wearing a corporate outfit as the brightly-colored shoes will make your outfit festive while a clutch brings some effortlessly cool vibe to your looks.

Turn your office outfits into cocktail style by wearing statement necklaces.

gold necklace with red dress and ballet flats necklace with nautical-chic outfit necklace with burgundy top and dressy pants necklace with black top and color paneled skirt

If you’re not a fan of bright colors and don’t have a clutch with you, simply wear a statement necklace with your office outfit to make it a bit glamorous and festive. Like Mary Orton, think of layering a bib necklace with your corporate button down shirt to change its look, or a gold necklace to spice up your too conservative office attire. By heeding our advice, transforming your office attire into cocktail attire would be effortless yet occasion-appropriate.

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