It’s party season – hooray! But sometimes it’s not so much hooray as help when it comes to what to wear. Especially when you have to, quite literally, move from desk to dancefloor.
Who wants to turn down invites at this time of year? Not us. But we don’t want to schlep from desk to the pub/club/restaurant in our work gear, and we also might not have time to do a complete outfit change.
But don’t worry, we’re here to help. Here are three solutions for that desk to dancefloor dilemma.
First up, the dress dilemma. You’re wearing a relatively understated dress to work, and you know you can wear it out that evening, but it just needs, well, glammed up a little bit. Simples!
Take this lovely blue dress (£80, French Connection) and add a few accessories that will transform it from office wear to evening wear. We’ve added fab contrasting cobalt blue fringed heels (£70, Schuh), and a navy fringed suede jacket (£120, BHS) to our dress to keep the blue theme, and then hit it with a bit of bling with H&M’s fun question mark and exclamation mark earrings (£7.99), and ‘YES’ ring (£6.99). And the finishing touch is a very festive, very bold star shaped glittery clutch from New Look (£19.99).
Now, if you have to wear a black trouser suit to work, then your desk to dancefloor transformation is easy. This simple back suit (trousers, £15, jacket £30, BHS) is easily transformed.
Take off that blouse or sweater, and add in a metallic cami top (£6.99, was £12.99 H&M) for instant festive glamour. Next up, a statement necklace (£9.99, New Look) to add even more glamour – we love these fab, bold, black feathers.
Last but not least, the pencil skirt. A work staple, and an evening staple if you know how. Take it from desk to dancefloor easily by just changing your top and shoes, and adding some accessories. We love a body, and this lace one from New Look (£14.99, was £19.99) is perfect for any party. Or maybe New Look’s ombre sequin shell top (£32.99) is even more festive? Beaded, fringed heels work (£29.99, New Look) to bring any outfit up, and a beaded clutch to match is perfect (£19.99, New Look). If you need a bigger bag, take New Look’s fake fur leopard (£34.99) to work and out – perfect desk to dancefloor accessory! Finally, a pair of drop earrings (£3.99, New Look) will never go amiss!