FROM DESK TO DANCE FLOOR
Think you can take a deep breath and finally relax now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over and done with? Guess again. Black Friday weekend was just an introduction to the busiest time of the year; a practice run if you will, the calm before the storm.
We are days away from December when the Christmas festivities will well and truly begin and that means endless Christmas parties, more scouring online for the perfect Christmas presents for our loved ones, and less time to prepare for any spontaneous post-work events. Whether it’s drinks with your colleagues or dinner with your old housemates, ensure you’re ready for all evening activity with our edit of the 10 best ways to take you from desk to dance floor!
1. BOOST YOUR FOOTWEAR
Desk: Save yourself the blisters and keep your feet comfy in your favourite pair of trusty flats.
Dance Floor: Perhaps the oldest trick in the book of day to night dressing is to add a heel, and for the festive season make sure you're on trend with a ruffle toe platform or block heeled boot.
2. DITCH THE BLAZER
Desk: Style up even the most casual of outfits with a smart blazer to keep your look formal for office hours.
Dance Floor: Ditch the blazer for a statement jacket – extra style points if it’s a metallic biker or faux fur number, truly festive threads.
3. DECORATE YOUR DECOLLATAGE
Desk: While a t shirt tucked into an A line skirt might be nailing smart-casual from nine to five, it’s a tad too casual once you’ve stepped outside the office and night has fallen.
Dance Floor: Jazz it up with jewellery, namely a neckalce, whether you want to add edge with a choker or go for something eye catching and sparkly.
4. LAYER A SHIRT
Desk: Slipping on a crisp white collared shirt under a strappy dress is perfect for the boardroom.
Dance Floor: Simply chuck the shirt in your bag and your day-time dress instantly becomes new for night.
5. NO NEED TO SUBSTITUE A JUMPSUIT
Desk: The easiest way to master day-to-night dressing is with a jumpsuit, just tone it down with a simple low ponytail to make it office appropriate.
Dance Floor: Come 6pm all you need to do is let your hair down – literally – and add a statement shoe, no outfit change necessary.
6. LOSE THE TIGHTS
Desk: Dress down any evening dress with a pair of black tights, instantly transforming a LBD into a LBOD (that’s Little Black Office Dress).
Dance Floor: Have less than five minutes to go from grafting to glam, this is the trick for you! Just lose the tights and your dress takes back centre stage ready for a night on the tiles.
7. A MIDI SKIRT IS A MUST
Desk: A midi pencil skirt is a work wear staple when teamed with a crisp white shirt, but don’t be afraid to jazz the look up with a stand out print and embellishment detail.
Dance Floor: These details make a boring pencil skirt easily transition to night wear, just swap your shirt for a crop top and you’ll instantly update your look.
8. ADD STATEMENT EARRINGS
Desk: A high neck shirt with ruffled sleeves will you see be the office style icon, but make sure to keep the look simple with no accessories adna low slung pony.
Dance Floor: Forget less is more – jazz up your office shirt with the biggest pair of earrings you possibly can to truly make a statement.
9. SWAP IN A SWEATER
Desk: Can’t bear to leave your Christmas party dress on the hanger buried at the back of your wardrobe? Make it work for the office by throwing a slogan sweater over the top, instantly toning the look down for the day.
Dance Floor: Easily stash your sweater in your bag while you’re dancing the night away until you need an extra layer in the taxi home.
10. PERFECT YOUR POUT
Desk: Keep make up minimalistic and pared down for the day, or risk your look verging on clown status.
Dance Floor: Evening plans made an hour before left you feeling hopelessy unprepared? Ensure you’ve always got a bold lip colour buried in your bag to instantly get you feeling party ready! A red lip is actually a life saver.