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Thursday, March 13th 2014

Ask Shopbop: Day-to-Night Dressing

On the left, a 4.collective dress is paired with a Sally LaPointe jacket (similar), Giuseppe Zanotti pumps, and a Rebecca Minkoff satchel for a daytime look. On the right, a BLK DNM jacket, an McQ - Alexander McQueen clutch, and Edmundo Castillo sandals make the same dress evening-ready.

Desk-to-date dressing is always a fashion challenge. I love to start with a solid foundation: a great dress in a flattering silhouette and an eye-catching color. Observe the fabrication carefully—some don't make a smooth transition. Wovens, heavy silks, or substantial knits all travel well from the office to an evening out.

For day, top the dress with a structured coat in a complementary hue. Pick shoes and a bag that reinforce your palette, with chic accessories and a sophisticated updo. For evening, reach for a cropped jacket—a cool leather moto style is always a win—with sexy heels, a simple clutch, and loose waves to complete the transformation.


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