WHAT TO WEAR: Day to Night

While looking over your kate spade new york day-planner in order to prepare for tomorrow’s busy school day, you realize something stress-inducing: you have a packed schedule with no time to change clothes between events. Classes all morning and work all afternoon followed (finally) by dinner with your girls; we’ve all been there at least once.

The first and most important tip on how to put together a day to night outfit is to layer! Start with a simple solid-colored sheath dress with conservative neck and hemlines. A wrinkle-free fabric like cotton or a polyester knit is preferable so that you can stay looking sharp all day long. I recommend keeping the dress modest because it is easier to make a drab dress have sex appeal than it is to make a sexy dress look classy for professional daytime events.

Invest in a handbag that is large enough to stow your school supplies but not so large that you can’t tuck it away during dinner. A black or nude satchel made of a durable material that can withstand your hectic regime is ideal.

A multi-colored or patterned infinity scarf will keep you cozy and add some personality to your ensemble. In addition, a pair of flats for dashing around campus and a pair of fabulous booties for nighttime add versatility to your look in a way that is easy to switch around for any occasion.

When it comes to jewelry, less is more. In fact, Coco Chanel herself advised, “When accessorizing, take off the last thing you put on.” A dramatic pair of drop earrings or an eye-catching bangle is a great way to add some sparkle to an outfit in a way that isn’t too flashy for class but glam enough for a night on the town.

One Simple Change: A long, light cardigan is an essential item for any Fashionista/o’s closet. Not only will it keep you comfortable but it’s also easy to take off and tie around your waist for a more casual daytime presentation.