As a working woman I often find myself racing against the clock. Constantly. (Maybe always.) I find myself having to dash straight from the office to various social engagements, which leaves little time for changing, it seems that time is never on my side (even though it seems to be for the Rolling Stones…go figure). Since the ticking of time is unavoidable, here’s one sure way to maximize the free moments I rarely find in my jam-packed days. Let’s be honest here, the last thing I want to have to think about when I’m always on the go, is wondering about my wardrobe. Am I right? Here’s one surefire tip to take you from office appropriate to dinner date chic in a snap:
- Add for the office. Layer on a sleek blazer or a relaxed cardigan and simple accessories to make your outfit office appropriate.
- Pack for later. Bring along a pair of statement earrings, clutch or small cross-body purse, bright lipstick, and if it’s cold–an edgy jacket.
- Clock out and swap out. Amp up your look by ditching the office layers and swapping it out for your after-hours garb.
- Freshen up! When you’re en route to your post-work destination, powder your nose, add a fresh swipe of mascara to your lashes and gloss your lips. If you’re like me and keep perfume in your bag, give yourself a quick, light spritz. You’ll feel as good as new!
The bottom line here is to pick a clothing base where you can interchange accessories and layers to create a new look. One of the best things I can suggest is picking out a few of your favorite staples and styling an “office” look with it and an “evening” look with that same piece. Then when you’re rushing out the door to work, pulling together your desk to dinner outfits will be easy peasy.
Hope you guys had a great week.
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