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Looks that work for the office and after-hours

Wearing clothing that is comfortable to work is important, but velour track suits and sneakers are a no-go. Leggings are a great way to make the transition from working to working out, or at least looking like it.

No one wants to bring an entirely different outfit to the office for after-work activities. Extra clothes take up more room than we want to spare, and they can be heavy! These outfits easily transition from work to drinks or a workout without adding a lot of extra items to your bag:

If you’re heading to drinks with friends:
Meeting up with friends is a great opportunity to try out a more daring office outfit. We’re not talking short hemlines and small straps – try bold colors instead! Wear a classic midi-length dress in plum with black knit tights and boots. Add a black blazer if your office is a little chilly. Before you head out to meet your friends, switch your boots for a pair of fun heels, adding a confident bounce in your step that your girlfriends are sure to notice! Put on a belt with a sparkly buckle over the dress or over your coat for a little bit of eye-catching brilliance. You could even switch your tights out for a patterned pair, adding some texture. Your friends will notice the extra touches that liven up your look.

Meeting up with friends is a great opportunity to try out a more daring office outfit. We're not talking short hemlines and small straps - try bold colors instead!

If you’re off to a date:
For work try a classic pencil skirt and button-up. Pick a skirt with an interesting texture, like wool, or maybe one with a pattern. Keep it simple on top with a solid-colored button-up. Wear a sweater or blazer for warmth and an extra business-y feel. For your date don some jewelry that he’s sure to notice like chandelier earrings and a bejeweled necklace. Trade your button-up for a blouse with a more feminine feel and leave your blazer at the office. If you wore tights to work, switch them out for a pair of sheer black ones to add some sophistication. Your date will definitely notice!

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If your next stop is the gym:
Wearing clothing that is comfortable to work is important, but velour track suits and sneakers are a no-go. Leggings are a great way to make the transition from working to working out, or at least looking like it. Pair black leggings with a dress, sweater, or tunic for work. Make sure your top covers your backside in order to keep your outfit professional. Add a tuxedo-style sweater that is longer in the back than in the front for extra coverage and warmth. When you head to the gym, change into a sports bra and T-shirt. Add some tennis shoes and you’re ready to go!

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2 thoughts on “Looks that work for the office and after-hours

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