The party season is almost upon us, which means ample opportunity for glitz and glam. And if a last-minute invitation comes along, no panic. Take heed of our fashion tips and you can be ready for a night out at the drop of a Santa hat.
Be Ready for a Party at a Moment’s Notice
Aside from official work functions and major New Year’s Eve celebrations, December is packed with spur-of-the-moment nights out – so real glamour girls will need to be prepared to be party-perfect at any moment.
It seems that, as soon as November ends, we slip into end of year party mode and it’s any excuse for a night out. Colleagues are suddenly up for after-work drinks any night of the week, old friends reappear and are keen to join you for a few seasonal drinks and the good old festive spirit makes Tuesday night dance-athons seem like a good idea.
While this is all good news for social butterflies, it can mean panic stations if the call for a night out comes while we are stuck in the office, dressed in a less-than-glam getup. With a few simple party preparations, however, you can go from daytime sleek to night time glam in a moment. Womens going out tops needn’t be too glitzy for the office – a simple black cami or vest can look sleek with a pencil skirt, jacket and flats for the office – and chic when paired up with killer heels and some sparkly accessories for a night time look.
From Office to Night Out
When December rolls around, you will need to start getting your emergency party wardrobe ready. Accessories are key here – have a stash of them to hand and you can go from drab to fab in an instant. It pays to keep a selection of your favourite earrings, necklaces, bracelets and other key pieces to hand at work or college, along with a makeup bag filled with all those essentials that help us feel ready to hit the town – eyelash curlers, blush, bronzers, eye-shadow, lipstick and gloss – keep it all to hand, along with some extra help in the form of dry shampoo (great for reviving tired hair post-work) and even portable hair straightners should your hair be prone to misbehaving as the day draws on. Keep a couple of favourite pairs of heels stashed at work, too, in order to slip into them should a party call come in at the last minute. Womens going out tops tend to be small and portable, so have a favourite party top ready in your desk drawer.
Prepare your Day Wardrobe with a Night Out in Mind
Have a possible night out planned when planning your daytime look, too. Womens going out dresses needn’t be so low cut, glittery or otherwise unsuitable for the workplace. A simple black wrap dress can be worn with a jacket and knee high leather boots for a daytime look that is as sleek as it is sophisticated and is really easy to glam up after-hours with the help of some chunky accessories and a little extra make up. Similarly, a pair of slim cut black trousers worn with flats and a vest worn with a sweater or cardigan are fine for work and play – simply add heels, make-up and jewellery (and ditch the cardi or sweater) and you will be ready to party in no time flat.
About the Author
Camila Ribeiro is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who regularly contributes to a range of fashion blogs and websites. Her favourite womens going out tops are simple enough to be worn by day and sexy enough to be glammed up with accessories at night.