The Perfect Desk to Drinks Outfit Formula
Do you often struggle knowing what to wear in the morning if you know you have an important meeting immediately followed by girls’ night? This is a dilemma many women working in the corporate world face. Trying to find the balance between smart and stylish can sometimes be difficult. Luckily, Style Doctors has the perfect desk to drinks outfit formula that you can follow and apply to your own wardrobe.
The key to creating the ultimate desk to drinks outfit is to invest in stylish and versatile pieces that can smoothly transition from day to night with ease. These pieces need to be appropriate for work, but can easily be dressed up by making a few subtle changes. They should make you feel simultaneously professional, sexy, and confident.
“The best boardroom to bar outfits are those that work both with subtle and more dramatic accessorizing. This means that finding the core piece is essential as everything else will be an addition to this. Many women don’t invest in the core pieces, which the means that they get this formula wrong and end-up buying too many clothes,” says stylist and CEO Elin Mai.
A great starting piece that all women can invest in is a fitted shirt dress. It’s timeless, and suits a wide variety of body shapes. Pirouette NYC offers two flattering, professional shapes based on your preference. For enhancing your curves, opt for the pencil skirt dress. If you prefer to show off your waist, the fit and flair choice is definitely for you.
Whether you love high heels and can’t live without them or only keep a pair under your desk for meetings, there IS a shoe to suit every style personality. Gone are the days that women have to wear heels to look professional.
The stiletto: The go-to heel for women across the world. Flattering, elongating and can come in different heel heights.
The block heel: This heel is often more comfortable and hard-wearing than a stiletto, and is perfect for desk to drinks occasions.
The flat: Understated sophistication and all-day comfort. Look for a pointed front to help elongate your legs and give the illusion of height even though you are in flats.
Packing an extra pair of pumps: Wear your favorite shoes to work, and trade them out for an open toe mule or heeled sandal come 5 o’clock.
Whichever pair of shoes you decide on, they should be something that you’re comfortable wearing. You’re not going to enjoy dancing and drinks if you’re thinking about your pinched toes. Our stylists suggest investing in insoles and petals to protect your feet while wearing your favorite heels.
Depending on your place of work, accessories should be kept to a minimum during the day. Pretty stud earrings, elegant pendants, and sleek tote bags are all wardrobe staples worthy of investment. Especially with the neckline of a shirt dress, your jewelry should only be used to enhance the look – not used to distract from other elements.
When it comes to switching out jewelry for nighttime, beautiful drop earrings or a statement belt are going to be the easiest ways to dress up. A bit of sparkle and shine not only enhance your shirt dress, but also follow one of the biggest trends right now – metallics. A saturated lip color and an extra swipe of eyeliner, and you’re ready to go out.
The beauty of accessories is that they are small and can easily fit into your purse, but they make all the difference between daytime and nighttime ensembles.
The Kate Dress by Pirouette NYC | Maison Boinet belt | Halston Heritage stilettos | Banana Republic bracelet | Banana Republic earrings | Banana Republic necklace | Salvatore Ferragamo tote | Carvela loafers | Rosefield watch
And there’s more…
A shirt dress like these is something you can have in your closet for years to come. Don’t be afraid to invest! Great for brunch, girls’ days out, shopping adventures, and other meetings; these kinds of versatile pieces are going to be your new wardrobe staples. Want to learn more ways to style your desk to drinks outfit, or any other styling questions? Book an appointment with our friendly expert stylists!