For decades, women have been perfecting the art of taking their outfits from day to night. We’ve spent years reading articles, watching morning show segments, and shopping with friends to hone the skill of transitioning from corporate to cocktail party.
We know how to untuck, cinch, accessorize, sleekify and glam up our work wear for a night on the town. But do you ever ask yourself, is there a way to simplify this process? Well, I’m here to tell you that yes, there is!
Over the years, I’ve developed a few tricks of my own to make the transition even more seamless. So here it is: my ultimate guide to taking an outfit from day to night!
Step 1: Perk It Up
Sometime during the afternoon, when the inevitable post-lunchtime energy lag hits, stand up. Take some deep breaths, walk around the office, grab some coffee, or even do 30 seconds of jumping jacks. Anything that momentarily changes your physicality will also change your energy levels for the better. You’ll get the jolt you need not only to focus on taking your outfit from day to night, but also to finish those reports that are due tomorrow!
Step 2: Make A Statement
In the last meeting of the day, it will be almost time to take your outfit from day to night. But don’t let that distract you — in the meeting, be sure to speak up. Don’t let Bill from accounting interrupt you again. Ignore him and continue making your point, clearly and intelligently. This will give you a newfound confidence when taking your outfit from day to night!
Step 3: Step Back & Look In The Mirror
This step is vital in taking your outfit from day to night. Stand in front of the full-length mirror in your office or in the bathroom, and take a long, critical look at yourself in the mirror. Are you still wearing your outfit? If the answer is yes, good, you’re on your way. But if the answer is no, I’m sorry, but that probably means you are naked and you’ve had some kind of nervous breakdown at the office. I’m afraid you have failed at taking your outfit from day to night.
Step 4: Elevate Your Style
Any daytime style will be immediately elevated if you get a promotion. Go into Paula’s office, outline your reasons, and assertively ask for a raise.
Step 5: Look For Darker Tones
Look out the window. Is it dark out? If the answer is no, you’re not there yet. More time is needed. But if the answer is yes, congratulations! You have successfully taken your outfit from day to night!
See? The process is easy. Simply focus on your work, speak confidently in meetings, don’t have a nervous breakdown, ask for a promotion, and wait until night falls. Magically, your outfit will have transformed from something you were wearing during the day into something you are wearing at night!