Monday, 5 January 2015

How To Go From Work Wear to Night Out - One Dress, 2 Outfits.


So there's an after work drinks event coming up, but you're not going to have time to go home and get changed. Mini dilemma - what do you wear?!

You don't want to look weirdly over dressed when you're working during the day, but equally you want to feel suitably styled when wine o clock hits - who knows if it will turn into a full blown night out! This slight outfit issue can easily be solved with a bit of simple layering, a quick shoe change & some accessory swaps - as I'm about to show you. :)


The Day Wear Look

The dress I'm featuring in todays post was kindly sent to me from the lovely ladies at Hybrid Fashion. Not only is it lace (my absolute fave!) but it also has a lovely aztec print & faux leather panel detailing which I really love.






Aztec Print Halter Neck Lace Dress* - £46 Hybrid Fashion / Dark Red Crop Top - Select Fashion / Black Knee High Boots - New Look / Black Bag - £8 Primark / Pendent Necklace - Primark

I thought the dark red crop top contrasted nicely against the dress, and I added a pair of boots, a pendant necklace and an oversized bag for a smart & work-appropriate outfit.

I have quite a big collection of cropped/fitted tops in my wardrobe now of all different colours, as they just come in so handy for layering over (or under) dresses, allowing you to create more outfits out of the same item. I would definitely recommend investing in a few different ones yourself if you want to make your own wardrobe more cost efficient & increase your number of outfit options! :)


The Night Look

Transforming to the night look was really simple. I just removed the top and necklace (decided the dress was detailed enough without any added jewellery), replaced the boots with a pair of heels and exchanged the oversized bag for a cute black going out clutch - which was a recent accessorize sale buy woop! 




Aztec Print Halter Neck Dress - £46 Hybrid Fashion / Black Satin Envelope Clutch Bag - £10 Accessorize / Black Heels - £19.99 H&M

The Brand

I was really impressed with the quality of this Hybrid dress, the material felt strong enough to last and was really comfortable to wear. They're actually currently having a huge sale on a wide selection of beautiful and classy dresses - so if you want to check it out you can find the link here

Thank you so much for reading & visiting my blog - what are your top tips for work to night out styling, or even just work styling in general? Hope you have a lovely week ahead and I will see you very soon! :)

Gabby xo

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27 comments

  1. This is gorge, love both ways you've styled this dress! <3

    Andini xx
    Adventures of an Anglophile

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    1. Thank you lovely! Glad you liked, and loved your recent post! :) xo

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  2. Both of these looks are great, I love the monochrome print of the dress against the dark red top :) the neckline on that dress is gorgeous as well!

    Louise / www.asseenonlouise.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Louise! Loved the cute layered jumper look from your recent post :) xoxo

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  3. You always style your dresses/skirts so perfectly! I love how you kept the night look classy and chic. The neckline is stunning!

    Best,
    Christina

    Looks by Lau

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    1. Thank youuu lovely! Can't wait to catch up with your blog! :)

      xoxo

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    1. Thanks Karina! Will check out your blog now :) xoxo

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  5. I absolutely love how you've layered this dress to make it versatile - fab styling tip! :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

    :)
    x

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    1. Thanks so much Karen, so glad you liked! :) xoxo

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  6. Both ways you look super pretty! <3

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    1. Aw thanks ellen, you're really sweet! :) Xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much Eleanor! Can't wait to catch up with your blog :) xoxo

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  8. Dress is really pretty!!!! Love it! xx

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    1. Thanks lovely! Glad you liked it :) xoxo

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  9. Love that dress!! Both ways :) AND I have that bag from Primark in blue!!

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

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    1. Thanks Kaley! I love that Primark bag - will deffo check out your blog :) xoxo

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  10. Both outfits are stunning! Love how you dressed down the aztec dress by pulling on a croptop!

    Printed or Plain

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment - so glad you liked! :) xoxo

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  11. Great styling! I love how it can work from workwear to a night out!

    ephemeralfox.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks April! Glad you liked the idea :) xoxo

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  12. Oh my gosh I love this as the work wear outfit, the sweater is so cute.

    www.kindoflovely.com

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    1. Thanks beautiful! So glad you liked :) xo

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  13. i love the dress as it is!

    xx

    isa

    www.un-likely.com

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    1. Thanks Isabel! Glad you liked it & will deffo check out your blog :) xoxo

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  14. Great post! Def a word of advice for us who just embarked on the working life!

    http://hellofrommexico.blogspot.com

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