From Day to Night

In the past few weeks, I’ve had to become a master at transitioning an outfit from day to night. For example… I have to look business casual for work from 8:30 to 5:30, but then I have to dress it up to head straight from work to meet up with friends for happy hour.

So how exactly do you take an outfit and transition it from day to night?
By switching up your accessories, of course! 

This outfit change requires a simple little switcharoo of your accessories, which can easily be pulled off in the car (I know… I’ve done it!). Because believe me, it is way too hard to bring a whole other outfit to change into after work!

Start with a simple, striped {silk dress} that can be dressed up or down. For day, I love adding a {cashmere wrap} in a bright color and a pretty {clutch} to match. If you’re at work or in class, these {leopard skimmers} are the perfect way to complete the outfit since they’re so comfy!

If you’re headed out to grab dinner or a drink, replace the scarf with a pretty {crystal necklace} and {drop earrings} for some wow factor. This {gold clutch} is convertible, so you can carry it as a pouch or as a shoulder bag. And aren’t these {suede wedges} chic but sexy at the same time?

So, let me hear it! What are your tips for going from day to night?

Love, Cait

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  1. Those wedges are to die for!

  2. I love a good day to night look and yyou nailed it here!



  3. I love both outfits, SO cute!!


  4. i love those blue wedges – so cute!!

  5. This is so cute!! I too have done the change in the car routine haha a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do! πŸ™‚

  6. Too cute!

  7. Love both outfits! I especially love the turquoise cute. Will you come dress me!? You have amazing style!

  8. Anonymous

    Love both outfits and an excellent way to switch from day to night!

  9. The wedges and the necklace in the second outfit are perfect!!

  10. love this outfit change! now if only i had cute winter shoes…i need to work on that this weekend.

  11. I love those leopard flats and those wedges are perfection!

  12. Love the leopard flats and the colorblock clutch!

  13. I love everything about this. I have the same problem. It's a tough transition. I have become very good at buying clothes that I can transition from work to weekend wear. I try to find pieces that can be dressed up but can also be worn on a Saturday afternoon shopping trip.


  14. A stripe dress is so easy to mix up for day/night. I always wear pieces like that if I know I'm going to need to "transition" my outfit. Love the accessories you picked!

    The Glossy Life

  15. Love this!! such an easy and trendy transition!

  16. Completely agree – accessories are key! I always throw a clutch in my car so that I don't have to lug around my giant bag of work stuff. I think I need that striped dress!

    go for the glam

  17. This is such a great post!!
    So easy and true…it's amazing what accessories can do to an outfit.
    Love the statement necklace you chose for the night time look.

  18. Such great advice. Cute, Cute!

  19. What good advice, I am definitely going to need to remember this for next year- yay! I love the blue wedges in the night look- so cute!

  20. Great post and advice! xx

  21. love both looks

  22. Cute post! Love the colors in the first look!

  23. Love both of these looks! Perfect accessory changes for day to night. I always like to add some bling and maybe a tuxedo jacket to take my day looks into night! Love you blog. you are such an inspiration for mine!


  24. You are so inspirational. I wish you could just forward me everything you get so I can copy.

  25. Love this, especially the night look. I love the wedges!

  26. Adorable outfit ideas! I love dresses cut like that!

  27. I love this! I actually tried that dress on in J Crew the other day… but unfortunately it was a tad short on me… long legs aren't they're all cracked up to be sometimes. πŸ™‚ Hope you're liking your new job! Oh my, I can't wait to be back in the workforce once again.. I miss not having to study at night and on weekends! And of course the income! haha! Have a lovely weekend girly!

  28. what a great post!! love both looks, and i love how you paired the navy with the turquoise for night — so pretty!! my night time transition pieces are always a small bag and a winged liner πŸ™‚