This week we had the pleasure of working on a blog post with our friends over at Adon Solutions. While we believe in actively experimenting with trends and making them your own, we don’t think you need to break the bank to do so! We break down a few essentials that will easily get you through spring season in style and show you how you can easily transition from day to night by swapping your workday look with a few pieces.
BUSINESSWOMAN ON THE GO
Tailored Essentials: Corporate world or a night out, let’s face it ladies – we never know what to wear. Lucky for you, transitioning from one to the other forces you to make a decision ahead of time by adding or eliminating a few pieces. With a fast paced environment, the days of going home for a quick change are no longer an option. We’re counting our lucky stars if we have anywhere up to half an hour before we have to hit the next event. The best way to offset this is to take it back to the basics. Building your workday outfit around a classic pencil skirt, a modern skinny trouser, high-waisted trousers, or an LBD allows for a seamless switch. One of the biggest, and perhaps our favorite, spring trends is black and white with a modern take on classic office wear.
Day to Night: Master the art of transformation by adding a different shoe, jewelry, belt and/or a clutch. To maximize your look, swap your office cardigan for a leather jacket or boyfriend blazer. Pair a sheer blouse or chiffon top with your skinny or high-waisted trousers and cinch at the waist with a bold belt. If a cab ride is your only time to freshen up, bright lipstick is your best friend. Simply pulling your hair back and adding a pop of red or magenta lipstick will easily transform your look.
Must Have: Make a statement with bold accessories. A bright or oversized necklace or bracelet will add an instant dose of drama to any look. We love a good arm party – and our favorite finds happen to be from another local gem, SARCA.
MODERN DAY GENTLEMAN
Dapper Suit: Spring runways showed a new take on an old look. We’re seeing some revisited trends in a new way simply with an updated color palette. Designers brought suits to a new level by placing the emphasis back on cotton and linen suits for spring. Fret no more about the wrinkles and embrace the lighter weight fabric this season for a carefree look. Taking the corporate factor down a notch with a less tailored two-piece will allow for an easier transition from day to night by incorporating less traditional hues in charcoal or navy, keeping in line with the nautical trend. You can also lighten up your palette with a modern twist on an essential summer staple, seersucker, in cool tones of gray and white. Try some of our local favorites, Apartment Number 9 or Haberdash, to blend old-school charm with a cool classic style.
Day to Night: We are all for playing with colors, textures and the unexpected. Keep the workday blazer and pair with a plaid shirt, printed tie or colored trousers for a quick revamp. If you donned a skinny tie at work, use this fun little trick and turn your tie into a bowtie!
Must Have: The shoe of the season, loafers. Try pairing an updated loafer with a two-piece suit. While loafers have traditionally been reserved as a more casual option, we’re seeing dressier versions making their way in.
With the warm weather and event season upon us, keep in mind our easy steps and key pieces to quickly transform and make the most of your wardrobe!