WHAT TO WEAR: Day to Night

Summer is just beginning and you know what that means: long days in the sun and even longer nights out with friends. Taking any outfit from day to night is simple and easy if you do it right.

Let’s take this outfit, for example. To change this from a day outfit to a night outfit, I would begin with the hairstyle. A loose ponytail laid to the side of your shoulder is a great summer hairstyle. It’s simple, easy and takes 10 seconds to complete. Taking your hair down will make a big impact on the outfit. Loose waves draw eyes! Taking the hair down creates a whole new look, which is exactly what you are going for. Second, darken the lipstick. I believe every outfit should require lipstick, even daywear. However most times, the darker the lipstick the better the outfit—especially when you’re going from day to night.

Shoes complete the look. A simple sandal should be paired with the daywear outfit, but when taking it to a nighttime look a wedge must be involved. The best kind of bag to pair with this is a clutch.

One Simple Change: This outfit is just an example, but any outfit can be transformed in this same way. You can dress up or grunge down almost anything! Take bright colors in the day and darker colors at night. Darker lipstick and a smokey eye are makeup tricks for a night look, just as lighter colors are the trick for a day look. Follow these simple tips and you’ll be ready to rule the summer!