How to Take an Outfit from Day to Night


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When you're hustling from a demanding work schedule to date night or happy hour, there isn't always time to head home and recreate your look from scratch. With a few classic wardrobe staples from St. John Knits, your polished office pieces can take your outfit from day to night wear with effortless style. 

The Dinner Ensemble

Whether you're catching up with friends or planning a casual business dinner, a versatile outfit that works from morning to evening keeps your day flowing smoothly. 

For your daytime look, create a structured foundation with a few staple pieces. A classic black pencil skirt or straight leg pant in black or navy is perfect for the office. Then, use your blouse as an opportunity to showcase some personal style. Delicate tie-front accents and subtle prints create a unique impression that maintains a professional look. Short sleeve and sleeveless designs give your ensemble a more relaxed feel, while a loose fit long sleeve piece makes a comfortable winter alternative. Finish the outfit with a tailored jacket to match your pant or skirt.

This versatile pairing moves effortlessly into any dining atmosphere by simply changing or removing your jacket. If you're looking for a little more flair, add in a pair of statement earrings or a colorful heel to take you from day to night.

The Flawless Date Outfit

What's date night without a little black dress? As an essential piece in every woman's wardrobe, the iconic look comes in many variations. Whether you're looking for a subtle contour or a playful shimmer, it's easy to take your little black dress from day to night.

The most classic designs are already work-appropriate and only require a simple heel or flat for a put-together look. If you prefer a little more flair, add a structured jacket or blazer overtop to balance out the ensemble. 

When you're ready to head out for the evening, adding a few choice accessories can take your look from staple to statement. Vibrant colors, patterns, and textures stand out against the black dress, so this is the perfect opportunity to play around with unique accessories. All you need is a glittery clutch or chunky necklace, and your little black dress is ready to go from a day in the boardroom to a romantic night out.

The Cocktail Hour Look

A sleek liquid satin pant is the perfect way to give your ensemble a luxurious feel, while still being versatile enough to go from Friday meetings to drinks. To make the pants the focal point of your outfit, pair them with a simple neutral top for a laidback office look. On chilly winter days, add a contoured sweater or structured jacket to maintain the professional feel.

When you head out in the evening, swap the neutral top for something a little more eye-catching. A matching liquid satin blouse can give you a dressy monochromatic look, while a colored or printed top is perfect for casual settings.

With simple wardrobe basics and a couple of statement pieces, it's easy to transition from day to night style. Find the perfect little black dress, a versatile blouse, classic pants and an iconic blazer to take you anywhere.