Go From Day to Date Night in No Time
After a long day playing catch-up
Yes, one of those days. We feel you. Swap out sweats for a cute skirt and you’ve already upped your game considerably.
A half-up topknot looks polished but requires very little fuss.
Keep your kicks on— fashion sneakers can look sophisticated. Kaanas.com, $129
Wear a loose top during the day for comfort—later, just cinch at the waist to flaunt your figure. Rock & Republic, kohls.com, $48
After tackling a lengthy list of errands
Comfort is key when you’re out running with a monster to-do list. Now you can easily check off a date-night outfit too.
A pendant necklace pulls the outfit together. nisolo.com, $98
Go for a pair of not-so-basic blues with interesting details, like extended pockets and a raw hem. level99jeans.com, $95
Day: Bracelets, elvafields.com, $22 each.
A daytime loose bun can become soft waves for evening. As you undo, shake out strands and spritz a texturizing spray, like The One by Frederic Fekkai Dry Texturizing Spray (ulta.com, $29), all over.
After a much-needed yoga class
Aiming to head from shavasana straight to dinner? No prob. The right sports bra can be part of your quick-change act.
Earrings are the perfect accessory—they won’t tangle in your bag. rjgraziano.com, $45
Yes, you can wear leggings when you’re not breaking a sweat. Pair with a longer top to cover you assets. kiragrace.com, $98
Day: Tank top, athleta.com, $69
After a long day of work
Think like Superman at the office—as in, under your buttoned-up jacket is a sassy date-night top! #layeringhack
Add a gold chunky necklace for a touch of glamour. rjgraziano.com, $65
Save your basic black skirt for another day—a textured one is more fun. White House Black Market, whbm.com, $89
A subtle cat eye adds a little edge. Swipe a black liner, like Maybelline New York Curvitude Liner (maybelline.com, $9), across the upper lid starting at inner corner, and flick it up and out a quarter inch at the outer edge.