When investing in new pieces for our wardrobes, we like to take the most functional approach and ask ourselves "How many ways can I wear this piece?" and "How will this piece work back with the rest of my wardrobe?", these simple questions help guide our purchasing decisions so that what's left is a versatile wardrobe that makes us feel like we always have something to wear.
While it may feel like some of your wardrobe is relegated to work or weekends only, simple changes like adding jewellery, a heel or a lux fabrication can make all the difference and elevate your look to evening ready.
Stuck for ideas of how you can make your wardrobe essentials work harder for you? Here are 5 ways to take a look from day to night.
A white cotton blouse works well with denim, a simple sandal and chic sunglasses for a weekend ready look, but add a tailored trouser, belt, and gold accessories and you're ready for dinner.
Wide Leg Denim
A staple in our wardrobes, wide leg denim is the perfect relaxed bottom for daytime activities (especially paired with a classic white sneaker). Up the ante, and add am off-the-shoulder top, heels and bag with brass details.
Tailored Maxi Skirt
This workwear essential is an excellent option for day-to-night dressing as it's elevated silhouette can be dressed up or down. During the day, wear belted with a cotton long sleeve top and fine jewellery, and in the evening swap in heels, an off the shoulder linen top, and statement jewellery.
Perhaps the most versatile item of all, a good pair of tailored trousers is the perfect starting point for any day-to-night look. Pair with classic white sneakers, a tank and fine jewellery for a relaxed weekend outfit. In the evening, swap the sneakers for heels and add a belt with brass details.
A comfortable but essential layer, the legging can take you from chill days at home to dinner with just a few style amendments. During the day pair with a comfortable but elevated oversized sweater, chic sunglasses and a pair of chelsea boots. In the evenings, swap in heels, a knit tank and a relaxed tailored blazer.