No one likes to do laundry. College students are at the top of the list of “no one.” An easy way to minimize your load is to create ensembles that serve various purposes. Why wear one outfit for your daytime activities and then go home to change into something completely different for your evening pursuits? Save money, detergent, energy and time in your oh-so-busy schedule by combining the two looks into one.
The perfect day-to-night outfit has three elements. 1) It is not too flashy for the daytime – ditch the beaded evening gown. 2) It is not too casual for night – don’t even think about athletic shorts and a tank top. 3) It is comfortable enough to wear for extended periods of time – five-inch stilettos not recommended. If you can strike the perfect balance between these three qualities, you’re on the right track.
I spotted this Fashionista and applauded her ability to create an outfit so perfect for the day-to-night transition. The base of her outfit, the black tank top, brown leather belt and dark-wash jeans, provides a solid casual look for any normal day. She dresses up the look without going overboard by adding a long, cream chiffon shirt with a lace back and brown wedges with floral accents. Not too flashy. Not too casual. Incredibly comfortable. Check, check, check. Her outfit also has the added bonus of being practical. She can button up the overshirt for a bit of added warmth when the temperatures drop at night and wedges are typically easier to walk in than pumps, putting less strain on the foot and making walking in them all day a total breeze.
You can easily achieve this look by throwing any sheer button-down of your choosing over your favorite simple top and jeans. Alternative day-to-night outfit ideas include this lace top, with these high-waisted pants and a pair of brightly colored wedges; or a classic little black dress.
One Simple Change: This Fashionista could button up her shirt and tuck it into a pair of dress pants or a knee-length pencil skirt for a look that works well for a fancy date night.