It happens all the time, at least fashion editors seem to think it does. You go to work at the office only to be invited out to drinks right after. But there is not always time to run home to change into your club clothes. Furthermore, it is likely that you are not getting paid enough to shop for the trendy designer pieces that they feature in the magazines. Fortunately, it is easy to go from day to night without breaking the bank. To prove our point, we found the perfect outfit to take you from the office to the bar for under $100 at Kohls .
1. SONOMA life + style® Solid Tulip-Hem Sundress ($12.99)
Start with a neutral colored basic like the little black dress. This little number is suitable for the office when paired with a cover up and perhaps a nice scarf. The tulip skirt is trendy enough to make the transition from day to night with some striking accessories as well.
2. ELLE™ Sequin French Terry Blazer ($13.60)
It is easy to cover up your bare shoulders and arms with a cute blazer or cardigan. That way you will not have to worry about offending any sensibilities at the office – or freezing to death in the sub-zero air conditioning. After work, just slip off the jacket and you are all set for cocktail hour.
3. Candie's® Paisley Lace Infinity Scarf ($15.60)
Everyone can appreciate the versatility of a cute scarf. There are so many ways that a decorative kerchief can be worn. For the daytime, try tying it around your neck in your favorite fashion to conceal the chest. At night, you can take it off or even wrap it around your hair.
4. Apt. 9® Platform High Heels - Women ($16.97)
These platform heels are simple enough for the office and sexy enough to go out in, all without looking too lady-of-the-evening-ish. Again, look for monochrome color schemes. They will look completely different when worn alone with a dress, as opposed to adding a blazer and scarf.
5. Jennifer Lopez Gold Tone Spike Hoop Earrings ($10.40)
At night, it is time to jazz up your wardrobe with some funky accessories. Try stashing some large hoop earrings like these in your briefcase or handbag. At the end of the day, you just have to exchange you studs for some big earrings to create a sexy evening look.
6. Simply Vera Vera Wang Kylie Wristlet ($29.99)
It is not usually advisable to leave your giant handbag on a bar stool while you get drunk with your friends, unless you don’t mind buying another one. If you keep a simple wristlet in your desk, it will be easy to carry a few essentials like lipstick and your smartphone.
Total Cost of Outfit: $99.55