As a business woman, I am the first to say style and confidence comes first when it’s dealing with my attire. Presently, business casual is the dress code for work. I am usually wearing dress pants, blouses, blazers, skirts, etc. You know the essentials for a young black professional woman. Sometimes there are times when I have to wear the outfit I wore to work to an event that same day. Or maybe by the time I’m off there’s barely enough time to throw a completely different outfit together and leave out again. So here are some key tips on transforming your work attire for an evening event outfit.
The outfit you wear to work, should contain a simple top. Something that can be easily changed or where you can just add some accessories to dress it up a little. For this look I’m wearing a basic long sleeve black top with a crew neck. Keeping it simple for the office look. Once you’re off, there can be an easy switch with the tops. I added this “Show You My Tricks Bralette” from Fashion Nova for the evening look to add some sexy. Depending on the evening event; date night, concert, or even a late dinner party with the girls, this bralette is sure to bring sexy back to this business “look”.
Go bold with colors! Make sure the colors you’re wearing are bold enough to dress up once you move on to the next event. I chose lavender for this look. I’m wearing this Jessica Slinky Tapered Trouser Duster Co-Ord from Boohoo for a professional look. Plus lavender is bold enough where it’s not too distracting for work. But it adds just enough color to show off your personal style at work. Black pairs nicely with the lavender. This tapered suit jacket can be worn as a professional piece for work and by adding the matching pants it “shows business woman with syle”. But the color and material of it allows you to transform this look for the evening.
I typically wear flats to work. Main reason being I’m on my feet some of the time, and wearing flats provide comfort. Once I leave work, I transition into some sexy black sandals with stylish design to dress up the look. For a business style accessories should be kept modest and tasteful. So for the business look I’ve only added a small black purse and black leather wach. For the transformation, I added a dazzling choker to this look.
And finally you’re make-up can be transformed as well. At work I started off with a simple look. Lipgloss and lipliner to add to my lips and a natural look for the face. Once you begin to get ready for the evening look, add some color to the lips. I went for this bold red to add to my sexy evening look.
There are so many ways you can dress a business casual look up. That suit jacket or blazer can be worn to work and also out to that dinner party once you’re off. Go through your closet and play with adding colors, accessories, and a different shoe!! Stay beautiful ladies!!!