Forever 21, $6.80
One of our favorite ways to take an outfit from day to night is by adding jewelry. Fall isn't all about layering for warmth! Layering on necklaces or piling on the bracelets can make a simple sheath or white button down shirt a fantastic choice for an evening out when you have no time to change. By adding several sizable pieces, you can make the focus about your accessories and not about your work attire. And do not stress about looking for real jewels! There are great costume pieces out that fit the bill perfectly. Lots of color and size to make your outfit shine.
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Sole Society, $59.95
Steve Madden, $118
We all have a ton of basic black clothing in our closets and we would bet that most of you wear black pretty regularly to work, as we all do. One of the easiest ways to make your office-black work for nighttime is to add a fantastic shoe. It doesn't have to be covered in bling or be 7 inches high to make a statement either. We love options with unexpected cutouts or mixing in a metallic or white accent color. Just look for something that adds a fashionable element to your basic black.
Ann Taylor, $35
If you are like us, your work bag lags a bit in the style department. It is functional and roomy, but it doesn't really pack a fashionable punch. When you leave the office, ditch that daytime bag for clutch that is worthy of a night on the town. Whether you opt for something in a bright and bold color, or you choose something that is beaded and beautiful, let your clutch give your nighttime look a much needed style boost.
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Pim + Larkin, $39.97
Banana Republic, $130
One of the things that we tend to spend our money on when it comes to wardrobe staples are blazers and jackets. These are great investment pieces that never really go out of style and can be worn year round. They add color, texture and layers to any outfit and they can be mixed and matched, and worn over and over and over again. When you are looking for a great way to transition from day into night, look at your blazer options. You can change the whole look of your basic work attire with one great jacket.
James Jeans, $78
Leather gets a bad wrap. It can be crazy expensive and a little warm for the summer heat, but there are a few exceptions. A great pair of leather or leather-ish pants can be a year round staple. There are a ton of options on the market right now at all price points. One of our favorite ways to wear this pant is with a crisp white button down or a simple black tank top. So if you are looking for an edgy, cool way to leave your office for an evening on the town, swap out your pencil skirt for a sleek leather pant.
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