These Outfit Picks Easily Transition from Office to Evening Party
It’s holiday party season! Just a few simple swaps and these outfits will take you from work to wine.
Dress Code: Creative
When her holiday schedule requires sprinting from desk to drinks, Austyn Zung’s go-to uniform is a knit on top with a metallic bottom half. According to Zung, SVP creative director of design at Ann Taylor, women are interested in two things: polished comfort and versatility. “Women want the pieces in their closet for multiple uses and different occasions,” says Zung. “It’s not about having a separate wardrobe anymore.”
Banana Republic sweater, $350 at bananarepublic.ca; Skirt, $80 at Winners
Dress Code: Polished
The queen of minimal effort with maximum impact, a dress is a wardrobe hack that works for any woman. “I’m really loving floaty, fluid dresses that are cinched in with a tie or wide belt to accentuate the waist,” says Zung. Adding a blazer on top also gives any frock extra polish at the office.
Ann Taylor dress, $149 at anntaylor.com
For PM, Add Sparkly Accessories
Make the smallest of tweaks to take a dress from day to night. “Change your jewellery for the evening to feel really feminine,” she says. “My favourite holiday accessories are big sparkly earrings.”
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Dress Code: Refined
There are endless ways to wear black pants — and no reason why they can’t be velvet. Metallic finishes, lacy details or a rich cherry hue also go a long way to elevate the staple. Cropped at the ankle, a slim silhouette proves universally flattering, but a wide-leg look is also au courant.
Ann Taylor pants, $129 at anntaylor.com
For PM, Go Glam with a Statement Jacket
Discover the shortcut to chic: textured separates from head to toe. Wear these pants with a pretty blouse to the office and then throw on a velvet jacket for next-level glam.
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