Friday, 11 January 2019

Versatile dressing - day to night

I don't know about you guys but I am still in festive mode despite Xmas being almost a month ago. I was lucky enough to have had two weeks off any type of work so my time was spent catching up with family and friends and soaking up the sunshine. During this break, I felt inspired to dress up and have a play with my summer wardrobe and on a few occasions, challenged myself to style outfits together which took me from day to night to avoid back home to get changed in between events.

To dress day to night you have to think outside the box, but most importantly think versatility. Versatile dressing is my jam! I love it, and I love sharing my tips to achieving this with my personal clients. Why do I love it? Firstly because I feel my best when my outfit is balanced- neither too dressy or too casual and because it keeps me focused on buying versatile pieces when shopping and on budget.

To nail day-to-night style there are certain fabrics I would normally recommend steering clear of such as satin or anything that looks too cocktail or evening, but over the break I felt inspired by one of this season's hottest trends - the satin knee-length skirt, and snapped one up from Forcast to see if I could dress it down to get more wear out of it.

I opted for this super cute linen top which screams beach/weekend wear, however, the fact that it is strappy, works well with the skirt and isn't too much of a contrast.

Even though I put this outfit together with high heels - a denim jacket and a pair of sunnies is the perfect way to dress it down even more. With the heels, I would wear this look as it is to lunch, brunch or any day event, but chuck on a pair of sandals and you can stretch this look to brunch, shopping with the girls or even a summer BBQ.

Wearing Top from CottonOn and skirt from Forcast Canberra Outlet Centre

Ta-da! There you have it, I broke one of my own fashion rules and the world didn't end, in fact, it brought some much-needed inspiration and joy back into my style. Also, made my festive days easier when I was going from lunches to dinners to drinks.

How about you? What are your tips to dressing day-to-night?

Words by @sofiapolakstyle
Photography by: @wearefoundau

This post is in collaboration with @canberraoutletcentre. If you would like to collaborate email us on


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