Career women in the 21st century commonly have to make the style transition from the boardroom to a night out with no chance to go home and change. No woman wants to show up to girls night out in her power suit; however, with a bit of planning, changing your look from day to night can be easy.

The first step to successfully making this transition is to determine what office staples can double as party appropriate pieces. Make sure to plan ahead when choosing clothing for the workday; you’ll have an easier time with structured separates that can stand alone.

Examples include sheer and silky blouses, neutral pencil skirts, blazers, solid color, A-line dresses and closed-toe pumps. Why not take a silky blouse and pair it with skinny jeans and the heels you wore to work that day? Or, throw your blazer over your party dress for a chic alternative to a stuffy winter coat.

The next step is to accessorize. The holidays are all about sparkle, so pack a statement necklace or bracelets to create an evening look. Also, choosing an eye-catching belt or pair of shoes can transform your ensemble from lunch meetings to the office holiday party! Changing your hair and make-up can freshen up your look even further and take it to the next level.

Here are a few of our favorite pieces that can easily transform your outfit from day to night:

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Forgo a little black dress this holiday season, and mix it up with this red peplum dress from Neiman Marcus. This bright shade is perfect for the holiday season and can be easily dressed up with a few key pieces for a holiday party.

“Cinch It”

Mago beaded belt kate spade beltIf you do have the perfect little black dress, or want to bring a solid color dress to life, then add a festive holiday belt like these from ShopStyle! The winter season calls for dressing up your outfits, and a belt is a simple way to take your work look from day to night.

“Jingle Bells”

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Jewelry is one of our favorite ways to dress up a look for a holiday party. These bangles and earrings from BaubleBar add the perfect sparkle and can easily be added to your work look.


“Cool Clutches”

clutch 1clutch 2There is nothing that can elevate your work look faster than a fabulous clutch. Bold clutches are a piece of jewelry in themselves and are the perfect embellishment to any outfit! These clutches from ShopBop are perfect for the holiday season and beyond!


“Sparkling Season”

glitter pantsCompletely transform your look with these sequin pants from Throw these into your bag as you head off to work and you will definitely be ready for any holiday party! Wear a more neutral blouse like the black one that has been paired with the pants, and then before you head off to your party, transition into your night look by simply changing out of your work pants into these fun sequin ones!


“Twinkle Toes”

glitter flatsShoes are a fun, and easy way to change up your look from day to night. These glitter flats are the perfect addition to any work outfit and can instantly dress up your look. Timeless, yet modern these metallic gold flats will make any outfit this holiday!