How To Take Any Basic Dress From Day To Night

Though it may be one of the most reported-on problems in fashion, bringing an outfit from day to night is still one of my most loathed quests. In fact, I don’t believe I can name a recent time when I’ve successfully completed this feat. It’s not that I don’t know how, but probably more due to the fact that I work from home and my “day” outfit that consists of whatever I slept in.

Since I’ve now joined the freshly-squeezed Chicago location of The Wing, I actually have to look presentable a couple times a week. Since I like to go out at night, it only makes sense that I would go straight from my workspace to dinner or out with friends. I found 4 common dress styles that can be easily transitioned from work to drinks, and the pieces to style them with.

The Casual Midi

Cult Gaia Charlotte Dress in Floral,Yellow. - size L (also in M,S,XS)
Cult Gaia Charlotte Dress in Floral

Day:

Veja V 12 Sneaker in White. - size 40 (also in 36,37,39)
Veja V 12 Sneaker in White

DONNI. Long Silk Scrunchie in Yellow.
DONNI. Long Silk Scrunchie in Yellow.

Joan Mini Crossbody
See By Chloe Joan Mini Crossbody

Night:

8 Other Reasons Chandelier Earring in Metallic Silver.
8 Other Reasons Chandelier Earring in Metallic Silver.

X REVOLVE Leia Mule
SCHUTZ X REVOLVE Leia Mule

Edie Flap Shoulder Bag
Rebecca Minkoff Edie Flap Shoulder Bag

The Printed Black Dress

Ulla Johnson Dania Dress in Abstract,Brown. - size 0 (also in 2,4)
Ulla Johnson Dania Dress in Abstract,Brown

Day:

Redemption Cowboy Boot in Black. - size 39 (also in 38,40,41)
Redemption Cowboy Boot in Black

Loewe Gate Bucket Bag in Black.
Loewe Gate Bucket Bag in Black.

joolz by Martha Calvo Non & Oui Necklace in Metallic Gold.
joolz by Martha Calvo Non & Oui Necklace in Metallic Gold.

Night:

AMINA MUADDI Zula Suede Sandal in Black
AMINA MUADDI Zula Suede Sandal in Black

RIXO Jemima Bag in Animal Print,Green.
RIXO Jemima Bag in Animal Print

Jennifer Behr Perlita Velvet Bow Barrette in Black.
Jennifer Behr Perlita Velvet Bow Barrette in Black

The Neutral Slip:

Ivy Embellished Midi Dress
Ivy Embellished Midi Dress

Day:

Blazer Low Suede Sneaker
Nike Blazer Low Suede Sneaker

Acne Studios Tabi Socks in Green,Metallic
Acne Studios Tabi Socks in Green

Ettika Shell Bucket Bag in Cream.
Ettika Shell Bucket Bag in Cream.

Night:

Acne Studios Leather Lace Up Boots in Black. - size 39 (also in 35,36,38,40)
Acne Studios Leather Lace Up Boots in Black

Saint Laurent Smoking Box Minaudiere in Black
Saint Laurent Smoking Box Minaudiere in Black

Modern Weaving Celestes in Metallic
Modern Weaving Celestes in Metallic

The Denim Mini:

ย FRAME Claire Dress in Denim Light. - size S (also in M,XS)
FRAME Claire Dress in Denim Light

Day:

Manolo Blahnik Primathi Sandal in Black
Manolo Blahnik Primathi Sandal in Black

Ines Soft Triangle Pouch
Phillip Lim Ines Soft Triangle Pouch

Le Specs Revolution in Metallic Gold.
Le Specs Revolution in Metallic Gold

Night:

JACQUEMUS Monaco Earrings in Green
JACQUEMUS Monaco Earrings in Green

Saint Laurent Monogramme Lou Bag in Blue
Saint Laurent Monogramme Lou Bag in Blue

Jimmy Choo Mavis 85 Glitter Boots in Metalilc,Plaid
Jimmy Choo Mavis 85 Glitter Boots in Metalilc

Cover Photo Via @matildadjerf

Words by Kate Sullivan

@kateerin