Friday night is the new Saturday, with most of us heading for drinks or supper straight from the office. So how can you nail that off duty look with more than just a hint of glam? Easy, when you know how.
Think first about the basis of your outfit. What is the staple piece for you to build on? I love a classic straight leg black trouser. Straight though the hip and slightly tapered at the ankle, Uniqlo have a great version right now:
These work perfectly with pumps for work, but add a heel and you have the makings of a killer look.
When it comes to transforming a daytime look, it is all in the shoes. I am loving the wedge at the moment for a low key way to make a dressed-up statement. With comfort in mind for those tired tootsies, wedges will have you dancing until early Saturday morning. Nude tones are still hanging on and I love these suede wedges from Aldo. Super versatile they will be your favourites come spring.
Texture can speak volumes when you want a luxe look, so seek out a silk top to dress up your Friday night look. A simple T shirt in a silky fabric can take laid back chic to a new level. This French Connection version is set to be a spring staple.
Save the LBD for your next party and roll out your best LSJ for Friday night. Yes, that is a Little Statement Jacket. From velvet to tweed your LSJ will be the saviour of many an outfit and one you return to season after season. Masculine tailoring in a bright shade is always a favourite.
Or for a lighter touch, opt for a spring-like denim blazer.
Team with a statement messenger bag, which is bang on trend and easy to carry for a super slick Friday night.
Now all you need to pick out is your favourite cocktail. But that is the easy bit!
Rowan is a Fulham-based personal stylist and owner of style consultancy Style Eyes. www.styleeyesme.blogspot.com; www.styleeyes.me
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