Streetwear: From The Office To Date Night

Opening Ceremony Side Flounce Skirt x Nike Cortez x Peter Pilotto Abstract Crop Sweater x Ray Ban x See By Chloe BackpackWhen it comes to dressing yourself, what works for the office and your post work plans aren’t always synonymous. Trust me, I’ve tried it all: being uncomfortable during the workday followed by being wrinkled and sweaty by 8:00 pm, lugging around a completely different outfit, you name it. It’s taken me a bit to master the hack, and it comes down to a few rules. They’ll take you from the office to date night like a total pro.

Choose your fabrics wisely.

When you’re commuting in a city like New York, movability is king. Thicker bodycon bottoms are not only sleek for the office but comfortable and resilient enough to wear all day. I love adding this Opening Ceremony skirt to the mix for days I have a stacked calendar of work and personal events. I also love swapping out a fancier top for a tee; it’s a fun way to dress down an office worthy pencil skirt. Fewer wrinkles, more confidence! The blazer + tee combo? This is always a hit for style and comfort points!

Ditch the heels.

Is there anything worse than standing in a crowded bar for hours or walking in heels from the office? With today’s chic options for sneakers, it’s a no-brainer for me to throw them in the mix every chance I get. I feel like it’s an outdated mindset that you have to wear heels on first dates. I personally believe you should wear what you feel most comfortable and confident in. For me, that’s a pair of sneakers. If that’s heels for you, then go for it! Pair them with something else more comfortable like a killer pair of leggings so you can be as confident and comfortable as possible.

Office to date night: Find yourself a bag that can do both.

When it comes to planning for work and going out, it’s all about the packing strategy. I hate carrying around multiple bags on the subway (hello sweat, ugh), so I make sure I carry a bag that can hold it all, including a cute purse I can take out and use at night. I’m never without my carry-all bag from Transience which chicly holds everything I need for the day: a cute purse for the evening, my laptop, and lunch.

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Outfit Details

Sweater: Abstract Crop Sweater, Peter Pilotto

Skirt: Side Flounce Skirt, Opening Ceremony

Sneakers: Classic Cortez Sneaker, Nike

Bag: Olga Backpack, See By Chloe

Sunglasses: 53mm Round Sunglasses, Ray Ban

MAKEUP DETAILS

Primer: Ambient Light Correcting Primer, Hourglass in Luminous Light

Foundation: The Influencer Clean Longwear Foundation, Sunday Riley in 140

Highlighter: Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter, Fenty Beauty in Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal

Blush: Air Blush Soft Glow Duo, Marc Jacobs Beauty in Lines & Last Night

Contour: Match Stix Matte Skin Stick, Fenty Beauty in Mocha and Rum

Eyes: Naked Petite Heat Palette, c/o Urban Decay

Lashes: Ardell Wispies, Target

Lips: Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick, Fenty Beauty in Spanked

Photos by Lydia Hudgens, makeup by me

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