Make the clothes in your closet work hard for their keep. With a couple of quick and easy switches, your daytime look can take you to sunset cocktails and beyond. I am an advocate of buying quality over quantity wherever possible and buying the best within your own personal budget. With a some savvy buying hacks, you can get pieces that will stand the test of time and be a favourite season after season that will justify the higher price tag.
Below I have picked 3 looks that will work for day to night and take you from casual to glam in the blink of an eye!
This Allen Schartz dress ($485.00, but 20% off your first purchase) might seem a little dressy for daytime, but it can work. The mesh is embroidered and the side pockets lend a casual feel.
Teamed with this black circular, basket bag from Clare V ($175.00) and these black leather tie leg sandals from ASOS ($29.00), the look is instantly more casual and daytime ready.
Turn it up a notch or two for evening with this modern take on a box bag from Danse Lente($440.00) and these gorgeous blush satin square nudist sandals from Stuart Weitzman ($273.00, currently on sale).
A different take on a suit is this silk chiffon stripe shirt ($298.00) and woven silk crepe de chine wrap skirt ($368.00) by Diane Von Furstenberg. The pieces look great together, but are easily pared with other pieces to create a myriad of different looks.
For daytime cool, wear this tan leather bag from Topshop ($45.00) crossbody style and team with these orangey red block heel sandals ($80.00).
For evening add some glitz with this Sondra Roberts metal mesh silver clutch from Bloomingdales ($180.00, $25 off every $100 spent with code: PRIVATE) and these jewel embellished mules by Loeffler Randall, exclusive to Neiman Marcus ($495.00).
A great pair of jeans is the backbone of so many great outfits that transcend all generations and are a secret to youthful style. These ones are Levis reworked by Redone ($301.00). The washed black and the high waisted, straighter cut that finish just above the ankle are the perfect for anything. Buying jeans is worth doing in person and not online, there are so many cuts out there, your perfect pair will almost definitely be a completely different style to that of your friends’ and once you find the “one”, you’ll be in love forever!
Pair the jeans with this linen stripe jacket by Frame from Olive LA ($375.00), white tee from COS ($19.00) beautiful, white, mini backpack from Mansur Gavriel ($445.00) and sunshiney ,suede, block heel sandals by Schutz from Shopbop ($190.00). An easy daytime look for lunching and brunching.
Keep the white tee, or mix things up with this beautiful chiffon, woven, tropical design shirt by Alice and Olivia from Shopbop ($295.00) Wear tucked in , with the oversized floral embellished sandals from Sophia Webster ($595.00) and finish with a simple (but not too simple ) suede clutch from Nordstrom ($49.00).
Happy Friday and keep crushing those ageist style boundaries!