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Frumpy to Fancy—5 Ways to Take Your Outfit From Workwear to Work-it Wear

Written by Lara El Sergany 

Going for drinks with the girlies after work sounds like a great way to let down your hair and relax after a hectic day in the office, but it can prove to be even more stressful than that never-ending pile of tasks looming over your head on your to-do list. Even more so when it’s a date!

Thankfully, there are a few easy tricks you can do to take your outfit from work to werk without having to do a whole outfit change in the back of your car. 

Tassel Earrings

By far the biggest earring trend in 2018, tassel earrings give you that “I just got back from Marrakech” look without having to fork out a fortune to actually visit the place.

This pair from ASOS is fun, funky, and colourful enough to take any outfit from daywear to date wear!

“Jeans and a Nice Top”

Using the age-old outfit combo of jeans and a fancier than usual top gives you a hundred and one ways to dress up for any occasion. The easiest one? Heels!

Just pack a pair of strappy, flirty heels on like this pair from Missguided for an elegant night-time look!

Better yet, why not swap the jeans out for a pair of faux-leather trousers like this simple pair from Asos for a cooler-than-thou look. 

The bigger the hoop…

Yes, I know, it’s another earring suggestion, but hear me out! The type of earrings you go for are total definers of your outfit. If you’re going out-out, a tassel earring will do nothing but hinder your dancing and get tangled in your hair. Instead, go for big sparkly hoop earrings like these silver ones! If you fancy going for gold instead, this pair is perfect for a special look. 

I’m not saying you need to take a page out of Khloe Kardashian’s book (she buys hers from Claire’s too!), but I’m also not standing in your way if that’s exactly what you want to do.

Red Lippy

What can a red lipstick not do is the question we’re all needing answers for here. Whenever a drinks do is sprung on me mid day, I know I’m covered- no matter what I’m wearing- because I always pack my handy red lipstick in my work back.

There’s really no going wrong with MAC’s infamous Ruby Woo lipstick. Best of all? They show you what it would look like on three different skin tones, so you can gauge what it would like on your complection! Get that high ponytail going for a sleek, drinks-ready look. 

Hidden (Back) Treasure

Remember that nice top rule we covered at the beginning of this article? Well, this trick takes it a step further.

Bare backs and back detailing on tops is luckily so in right now, and this top from Missguided is the perfect way to show rock both. Couple it with a smart blazer or cardigan in the daytime and it’ll appear like any average white top. But take off that layer and you’ll be ready for a night out with beautiful lace detailing.

When in doubt: just rock that confidence and you’ll be ready to go!