From Cubicle to Cocktail: 5 Summer Workwear Styles
Late spring is in full swing, and with it my social calendar is filling up in the evenings. So is yours, I’m sure. The 9-to-5 hustle can sometimes leave you with little time to go home and dress for an evening on street-side patios with friends. Once you’ve RSVP-ed yes to fun parties and have made plans to catch up with your girl gang, your mind automatically goes to what to wear.
With a little help from Armoire, I got my day-to-night looks covered — meaning I effortlessly go from meetings to sipping on frozen daiquiris with my girlfriends!
Armoire knows that if you are juggling work, yoga classes and happy hours like Wonder Woman, then your clothes need to do some double-duty too. Just like Wonder Woman is never without her armor in life, you need Armoire in yours!
Here are some clothing-hacks that work hard for you, so you can truly unwind in the evenings.
A little black dress is a classic choice for all the right reasons, but not all LBDs are made the same. Here is an LBD with an upgrade, which can multi-task just like you. It is well-structured with a high collar and goes well with leggings/stockings and ballerina pumps.
Wear it with or without a jacket at work. Some offices can be downright frigid so having a jacket on hand will help. After work, peel off the lower layers, and it turns into a short, cute dress for happy hour. Yes, it is as simple as this.
If an entire outfit could be a style-hack by itself, it would be this trendy number. It has a lovely floral print, is midriff-baring and is a twinset. It cover’s three of spring’s biggest trends in one outfit — talk about multi-tasking! Both these pieces are great separates on their own too.
Pair the skirt with a white shirt, black bodysuit or a snug sweater for the day, and with its matching crop top for the night. Switch up the shoes from practical to edgy, and you are good to go. Hello, happy hour.
The beautiful print is both edgy and striking! A bold lip is the easiest way to perk up your look, and it goes so well with this dress. The best part about this look is that you don’t have to carry any extra clothes, not even a blazer.
Gilded gold accessories will take this look from dressy workwear to va-va-voom evening wear. This is the look that'll take you from the opera to wine tastings to a fine dining restaurant.
Baby Got Back
Black will always be the new black. When it comes to going out (or staying in, really!) one can never underestimate the power of black. This is a top that means business in the front, and is a rocking party at the back!
This lovely cross-black top by BCBG Max Azria is perfect for that board meeting, worn with jeans and your favorite blazer. Later in the evening, shrug out of the blazer and put on some lipstick and perfume, and go straight for the dance floor. You don’t even have to wear your hair down for this, because you gotta show off that toned back. Ta-da!
A pop of crimson can go a long, long way! A heady dose of color can also take away any tiredness from the work day. This easy-breezy top is ideal for those fun evenings when you want to sit at a rooftop bar or an outdoor patio. This is great for work, an evening coffee run with a friend, or drinks at the bar.
It works well with white pants and a cashmere throw for the day, and you can wear it just by itself as a flirty top at night, or put on a jean jacket if there’s a nip in the air.
So there you have it — you're all set to be the #Bosslady you are at work, the evening reveler, the jet-setter off to explore wonderful places. Plus everything in between because you deserve it.
Tag @armoire.for.all on Instagram so I can see how you style your cubicle to cocktail looks. Ciao for now, as I can hear a margarita calling my name!