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Sometimes are schedules are so jam-packed, especially during the holidays, that we leave our home early in the morning and don’t return till after 10 pm. Different occasions call for different outfits, and sometimes your t-shirt and jeans just won’t do for a night on the town. Luckily, you don’t have to change your outfit completely to look the part. Accessories and make-up are the key to taking your outfit to the next level. Throw a different pair of shoes and a necklace in the back of your car, and you’re ready to transform your outfit.

Here are a few examples of how you can take any outfit, casual or business attire, to a night-time ready.

Look One: Business with a Touch of Green

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Adding a accent color to a basic outfit makes all the difference. This work appropriate LBD is a great base for a collegiate tweed blazer. Delicate jewelry keeps the outfit looking feminine. Just a touch of the forest green Bobbi Brown eyeshadow accentuates the Italian leather bag.

Kaine Ray Ribbed Stretch Modal Turtleneck Dress. Available at The Outnet. // Rebecca Minkoff Arrow Layered Y Necklace. Available at Revolve. // Carine Tweed Jacket. Available at Uniqlo. // Bobbi Brown Golden Eye Palette. Available at Blek. // Bobbi Brown Metallic Eyeshadow in Balsam. Available at Bloomingdales. // M.A.C. Lipstick in Myth. Available at Macy’s. // Velvet Heel Ankle Boot. Available at Mango. // Tuscany Leather Bag in Dark Green. Available at Yoox.

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Ditch the blazer to take the business out of this look. Add a chunkier necklace to glam up the dress and a darker lip to transfer your makeup to evening. A fun pair of shoes spruce up this basic. Keep the forest green vibe going with a evening clutch in a similar hue to the day bag. A warm oversized tweed jacket keeps you cozy in the winter weather.

Knitted Tweed Coat. Available at Toast. // Kaine Ray Ribbed Stretch Modal Turtleneck Dress. Available at The Outnet. // Cameo Focal Necklace. Available at Banana Republic. // Bobbi Brown Golden Eye Palette. Available at Blek. // Bobbi Brown Metallic Eyeshadow in Balsam. Available at Bloomingdales. // Too Faced Hot Chocolate Liquified Lipstick in Metallic Frozen Hot Chocolate. Available at Too Faced. // Collette D’Orsay Pumps in Leopard Calf Hair. Available at J. Crew. // Michael Michael Kors Zipped clutch. Available at Far Fetch.

Look Two: Classic White Shirt and Blue Denim

 

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This casual day-time look is great for weekends. Classic white sneakers make it easy to run errands or chase after little ones, and boyfriend fit jeans ensure comfort. A carry-all basic black bag is a must, and a floppy hat adds a sophisticated touch. A biker jacket finished off the look with a slightly edgy vibe.

Women’s Topshop Varsity Faux Leather Biker Jacket. Available at Nordstrom. // White Tie Front Shirt. Available at Madewell. // Rachel Jackson London Long Pineapple Pendant Necklace. Available at John Lewis.  // Ribbon Trim Floppy Hat. Available at Forever 21. // Distressed Girlfriend Jeans. Available at White House Black Market. // Lodis Blair Bailey Crossbody. Available at Shoes.com // Superstar Foundation Shoes. Available at Adidas. // Urban Decay Naked2 Basics. Available at Sephora. // Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Park Ave Princess. Available at Sephora.

 

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Change out the sneakers for a muted metallic court heel for an instant lift. Add a heavy metal necklace and sultry black lace body suit to add to the edgy vibe. Ditch the blag bag and add a pop of red with a bold lip to match. This NARS stick stays on for hours and is easy to apply. Keep the nude makeup you started your day with and add a bit of black at the outer corners of your lids. The looser fit jeans keep the outfit mature and polished.

Women’s Topshop Varsity Faux Leather Biker Jacket. Available at Nordstrom. // White Tie Front Shirt. Available at Madewell. // Raga Statement Bib Necklace. Available at Modalist. // Romanic Lace Long-line Bralette. Available at Aerie. // Distressed Girlfriend Jeans. Available at White House Black Market. // Velvet Leo Clutch. Available at Rebecca Minkoff. // NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Infatuated Red. Available at Sephora. // Leather Pumps. Available at H&M. // Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Blackout. Available at Macy’s.

 

Outfit Two: Two-Piece Business Look

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This western-inspired skirt is the the center of the outfit. Paired with a classic black blazer, it makes the perfect power suit. A blush pink silk blouse adds a feminine touch. Knee-high black boots elongate the silhouette of the skirt, and a bit of blush and pink lipstick finishes off the look. A classic chain-strap bag and a cozy cashmere scarf are perfect minimal accessories.

Theory Cropped Blazer. Available at Tags On. // La Perla Scoop-Neck Silk-Satin Cami Top. Available at Matches Fashion. // Jules B Gold Long Layered Chain Necklace. Available at Belk. // Black Western Button Pencil Skirt. Available at River Island. // Dune Saffi Knee High Stiletto Boots. Available at John Lewis.  // Lipstick in Whirl. Available at M.A.C. // Bobbi Brown Wine Eye Palette. Available at Bloomingdales. // Ted Baker Caisey Bow Small Crossbody. Available at Bloomingdales. // Italian Cashmere Blend All-Over Cable Knit Scarf. Available at Banana Republic.

 

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The first step to making this outfit evening appropriate is ditching the blazer. This removes the suit-vibe of your daytime look. A modern gold choker necklace highlights the delicacy of the silk blouse, and strappy suede heels are an interesting but not over-the-top addition. Keep your makeup the same and add a touch of shine through a fun evening clutch. A camel coat acts as the same color accent as the scarf.

Tailor Wool Blend Coat. Available at Mango. // Rose Gold-Tone Choker. Available at Berricle. // La Perla Scoop-Neck Silk-Satin Cami Top. Available at Matches Fashion. // Black Western Button Pencil Skirt. Available at River Island. // Sam Edelman Helaine Suede Pumps. Available at The Outnet. // Lipstick in Whirl. Available at M.A.C. // Bobbi Brown Wine Eye Palette. Available at Bloomingdales. // La Regale Glitter Clutch. Available at Lord & Taylor.

 

Outfit Three: Jeans and a T-shirt 

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The weekends are made for jeans and a t-shirt. This look gives the classic pairing an update with a leather backpack and bomber jacket. The two pieces compliment each other as they both have gold hardware and neutral hues. Chelsea boots with a pointed heel toe are an unexpected addition. This look is finished off with a warm glow from a gold highlighter and neutral lip.

Glamorous Navy Satin Bomber. Similar Styles Available at ASOS. // V-neck Jersey Top. Available at H&M. // Topshop Joni High Rise Skinny Jeans. Available at Nordstrom. // New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel in Moody Margot. Available at Marc Jacobs. // Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Luminere Divine Highlighting Finishing Powder Palette. Available at Lord & Taylor. // Kendall + Kylie Finley Chelsea Boot. Available at Zappos. // Michael Michael Kors Women’s Small Rhea Backpack. Available at Amazon.

 

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Pump up this look with luxurious colors like dark wine and champagne gold. A bit of fur from the wristlet is accentuated by a matching lipstick. Thick heel shoes are comfortable and will keep you dancing all night long. A touch of luxe is added with the bangle, and the relaxed fit of the double-breasted jacket keeps the proportions of loos-to-tight in order.

Glamorous Navy Satin Bomber. Similar Styles Available at ASOS. // V-neck Jersey Top. Available at H&M. // Topshop Joni High Rise Skinny Jeans. Available at Nordstrom. // New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel in Moody Margot. Available at Marc Jacobs. // Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Luminere Divine Highlighting Finishing Powder Palette. Available at Lord & Taylor. // Jeffery Campbell ‘Lindsay’ Ankle Strap Sandal. Available at Nordstrom.

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