Turn corporate wear into something party-ready with Vania Romoff
Vania Romoff gives you pointers on how to transform your office attire into something worthy for a night out.
Nowadays we all have to keep up with busy schedules and consequently, so do our wardrobes! Here are some ideas on how to take your work wear wardrobe and make that instant transition from serious professional to seriously glamorous!
From corporate to cocktail chic!
Dismiss the myth that LBD’s are only for night outs. You can always wear a basic black dress to work without looking overdressed. Pair it down with a tailored blazer or be a little creative and wear a blouse underneath it. Both options make the little black dress seem more relaxed and office friendly.
After office hours, ditch the blazer / blouse to reveal the right amount of skin. Go on and showcase your personal style by accessorizing. Go for key pieces rather than going overboard. A statement necklace or a fashionable belt could work. What you put on is equally as important as what you take off. Add sexy heels and voila, instant transformation! Remember, the idea here is to look appropriate but amazing as well!
1 Know that comfort is key. Since you won’t be able to go home and change, be practical. Opt for ballet flats or loafers for day and save the sky-high heels for the night! 2 Swap your big tote for an evening clutch. Be prepared and throw one into your larger day bag. 3 There’s no need to book an appointment at the parlor. Just add a quick coat of gloss or a bright lipstick. Put on some eyeliner, another coat of mascara and let your hair down! It's more sophisticated if it's not too precise. 4 The right accessories can easily take your outfit from day to night. Pearls and minimal accessories are appropriate for office wear. Go for instant glam by adding a statement accessory like a bold cocktail ring, a fun neckpiece or dangling earrings. Just not all together. 5 Scent is important. Go from a fresh day scent to something bolder at night. It’s the easiest way to change your mood! 6 Always be ready! Keep a paper bag of key pieces under your desk or in your car for easy and effective wardrobe emergencies or changes!
Vania Romoff is a fashion designer based in Makati. She is passionate about fashion, travel and food. She loves Makati for its endless selections of interesting restaurants/ bars and sunday markets!