How to Take Your Staple Wardrobe Pieces from Day to Night

Posted Friday November 15, 2013 2:33 PM GMT

Whether you’re a girl on-the-go or a budgeted babe (or perhaps a combination of the two), chances are you crave versatility from your wardrobe.

You work to invest in pieces that go the sartorial distance — those that transition seamlessly from day to night.

We pulled together seven items most women have in their clothing collections (including ourselves) and styled them in ways that would work at the office or out on the town with BFFs and/or your main squeeze.

The White Blouse: A crisp white blouse is arguably the most versatile item one could own. It’s easy to dress up or down — something we do frequently. Wear it with relaxed boyfriend jeans and booties for lunch with the girls during the day. At night, slip into a sexy sequin skirt and loosen up a few of the top buttons, why don’t ya?!

Pointed-Toe Pumps: If there is one type of shoe to have in your closet, these babies are it. The stacked stiletto can be worn with just about anything, and possesses the power to make the most casual of getups look effortlessly glam. You can wear them with a dress, trousers, skinny jeans or a micro mini — the options are truly endless!

A Little Black Dress: Talk about versatility. Buying a trusty LBD is perhaps one of the greatest investments you’ll ever make. During the day, it can be worn with a tailored blazer or jacket. If you’re thinking of donning the pairing to the office, make sure the hemline on your frock isn’t too short. At night, anything goes! Play up the striking silhouette with statement jewelry and bold heels.

The Moto Jacket: Whether it’s faux or the real deal, a chic leather jacket makes for a fantastic layering option. Due to its swanky appearance, many women shy away from wearing it during the day. But we’re here to tell you it can be done! Simply wear it with light-wash jeans, a graphic top, and flats to maintain a relaxed look. At night, you can throw it over a sultry frock or trendy printed pants.

A Graphic Tee: Why do all the talking when your shirt can do it for you? Behold: The statement tee — one of the most popular clothing phenomenons of the year. The look is easy to don during the day — it’s the evening that stumps most stylistas. One sure-fire way to dress up a laid-back piece is by wearing it with leather leggings. The sleek bottoms add instant glamour to any look!

Skinny Jeans: … or just about any jeans for that matter. Non-distressed denim can be made to look like a million bucks with the help of some sexy shoes and eye-catching jewelry for a chic late-night look. During the day, we incorporate them into our fave fall look with the help of a chunky sweater and combat booties.

A Blazer: The professionally chic jacket is an office staple, but it makes for a great addition to any evening look, too … say, while out singing karaoke with the girls? To step up your style game, wear it with leather shorts and sky-high ankle booties.

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