5 Ways to Transition Your Look from Day to Night (2020)

The 21st century woman should be able to do it all. No, scratch that. The 21st century woman CAN do it all. If you are a working woman, transitioning your outfits from day to evening can seem like an uphill battle.

With the right staples, however, you will be switching it up from Clerk Kent to super WOMAN just as easy. We line up 5 wardrobe must haves that allow you to be a professional and look date-sassy all in the same outfit.

How to turn an outfit from day to night


  1. Sexy Jumpsuit/top

    Jumpsuits gained a wide acceptance immediately they landed on the red carpet. The one piece is a combination of elegance and sass rolled into one with a ribbon on it. To transition from day to night like a pro, invest in one that could pass for a work outfit while offering flexibility.

    For a dazzle in the evening, go for a pair that has a sexy design on the top part. Dare to even do a bareback. Simply pair it with a tailored/polished blazer during the day and kick drop the baby later to achieve a fancy date night outfit. This idea works perfectly for a top too.

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@shopfksp Slouchy Off Shoulder Jumpsuit. Link in bio for more fit details.

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  1. Wraparound/ button-down skirts and dresses

    Wrap dresses and skirts are your ‘good witch’ when it comes to day to night transitional pieces. These, and buttoned-down designs, have the ability to give you an instant Angelina Jo-leg. Do full coverage to work for a professional appeal, undo a few buttons and serve leg in the evening.


  1. Two-way outfits

    These are jumpsuits, tops and dresses that give you more than one styling options. Off and drop shoulder designs are the easiest to work by. Simply do a full coverage to work, and drop one or both shoulders later in the evening.

    Reversible ones will also come in handy in your day to night transition. Most of these are usually made of different prints on different sides. Wear the subtle side to work, turn it inside out and you have a completely different outfit for a night out.

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Casual Friday in @shopfksp Off Shoulder Jumpsuit. Link in bio for more fit details.

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@shopfksp Wrap Shirt x @shopfksp High Waist Pants. Link in bio for more details.

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  1. Accessories

    Accessories here range from shoes, belts, bags, scarves and jewelry. The secret is to own the must-have accessories.

    For a day to night transition, we only allow statement pieces. Dump your office pumps for a sexy pair of heels- preferably a bold color or printed pair. Likewise, drop your normal handbag and throw on a clutch. Adding a slim belt to your dress also works like magic as it accentuates your figure, giving a flirty vibe.

    Jewelry is key in transitioning your look. Go for hoops, chunky and statement pieces to really elevate your style.

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  1. Hair and Makeup

    Last but not least, make a little tweak in the beauty department by wearing date night make up; a Smokey eye, bold lip, and doing an up-do or a bun for your hair works like magic.

Remember that versatility is key, and go on to conquer the world.

27 Responses

  1. Emie

    Nice one Marion. Personally, I am a huge fan of jumpsuits. Find them so versatile

    • Marion

      Thank you Lanae. I think style pantry has such great style, and one can never get enough from her.

  2. Yaya

    Really enjoyed this! I’ve just started getting over a long period of illness so this is just what I needed!

    • Marion

      Sorry for the illness. Glad you’re getting better, and thank you for engaging.

    • Marion

      They are quite versatile. Thank you Karen for your take on the post.

  3. Zara

    I definitely think adding a bold lip, especially red, can really help transform a look from day to night! x

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