we recently got a reader question about the dreaded “work-to-happy-hour” transition. and truly, it is a serious fashion challenge. so, we called in our resident hipster expert for some advice on pulling off the after-hours look seamlessly.
sometimes, an after-work cocktail is simply a must, whether you’re meeting your girls or that hot guy from accounting. but how do you leave the office without looking like you just left the office? i try to plan ahead if i am going to happy hour and wear something that’s easy to transition.
for me, a cute dress, like this knot print wrap dress from banana republic, is perfect. at the office i would wear tights and a lower heel. after work, make a quick change (a la lynn, in girls just wanna have fun on the bus): lose the tights, add some big hoop earings and higher heels. you’ll be the hottest girl there!
for those who aren’t into dresses, rather than wearing a basic white blouse under your black suit, opt for a ruffled purple tank instead. once you arrive, just remove your jacket and you’ll be right on with the purple and black trend.
if you are dying to wear that white blouse, skip the suit in favor of a chic, high-waisted black skirt. once you leave the office, layer a few long necklaces. just make sure to add tights if you don’t want to look like a naughty secretary…you can always slip them off pre-cocktails.
those are my best tips…what do you all wear if you are going out right after work?