Maximize your wardrobe with pieces you can take straight from a busy day at the office to a romantic evening out.
Step 1: Start with a Multitasking Dress
The ideal day-spanning dress balances work-appropriate coverage with fun accents. The modest scoop neckline and just-above-the-knee hem keeps this Willow & Clay piece suitable for the office, while the chain straps, bold red tone and spin-worthy skirt maintain a flirty attitude.
Step 2: Support your Step
For a shoe that provides all-day comfort and adaptable style, look for versatile shades — nude, black, metallic — and stable heels. We love platform pumps, like the Gianni Bini Jamie, for day-to-play wear. The 1.5” platform reduces the pitch of the 5” spike. The result? A walkable 3.5” heel.
Step 3: Lose a layer
The right layering piece can transform a look. Pair a fluid dress with a structured blazer for instant professional polish. We like light, neutral tones going into spring, and this tan Willow & Clay blazer will complement the coming season’s bright hues. After hours, shed the layer to reveal a strappy neckline or edgy open back.
Step 4: Make a Clutch Move
Stash a clutch in your favorite work bag. Keep your evening essentials in your smaller bag — jewelry, lip color, credit cards — so you’ll be ready to downsize as soon as your date starts. This ladylike Fossil satchel provides the storage you need for your busy day, and the Coach wristlet delivers the portable size and sheen your special evening demands.
Step 5: Sprinkle on Shimmer
Punctuate your date look with sparkling accessories. A dramatic fringe necklace (3) and chunky bracelet (1) from Kenneth Cole New York will add modern dimension and eye-catching gleam to the subtle romance of the Dillard’s hammered heart earrings (2).