With the Christmas party season in full swing, you probably have a few after-work events lined up for this week! It can be hard to strike the right balance between formal office wear and glamorous evening style, but with the right pieces in your wardrobe it's totally doable.
If you're planning on heading straight from the office to the bar, here are a few versatile items that will see you through from dawn 'til dusk…
1. A tux jacket
Throw this on over a plain white tee or a loose cami for instant elegance. Not only can you get away with wearing a slightly less formal top underneath, but a tux-style blazer is sleek enough for evening wear too. We're loving the leather details on this black jacket:
Figure-Fitting Tux Jacket, €39.99, H&M
2. A skater dress
The fit n' flare style of a skater dress is simple enough for the office, but the figure-flattering cut means you'll feel amazing on the dancefloor, too! This black and cream number would look great with or without tights.
Madam Rage Black Leaf Panel Skater Dress, €39, New Look
3. Heeled ankle boots
Whether you wear them with skinnies, tights or slacks, leather ankle boots are perfect for both day and night. If you're on your feet all day, go for a more comfortable chunky heel, like the ones on these gorgeous black leather boots.
Galilahi Ankle Boots, €150, Aldo
4. Killer heels
If it doesn't feel like a night out unless you're wearing killer heels, then why not opt for a slingback pair that are demure enough for the office, too? This coral nubuck pair would brighten up any work wear look.
Premiere Slingback Dorsay Point Heels, €81, Office
5. Tailored slacks
A well-tailored pair of trousers adds instant elegance. Go for a slightly cropped pair like these ones from Zara for a fun, relaxed look that would be perfect with heels or Oxford brogues.
Rib Trousers, €29.95, Zara
6. Printed cigarette pants
Another versatile piece of clothing that doesn't need much dressing up for the evening. Add some red lipstick and you're good to go!
Black Graphic Print Cigarette Pants, €55, River Island
7. A cross-body clutch
A teeny clutch bag is a bit impractical for the office, so go for a slightly larger cross-body version that will still see you through an evening on the tiles. How gorgeous is this red leather one?
Casey Cross Body Bag, €31, Oasis
8. Statement jewellery
Amp up your look with a bejewelled necklace or pair of earrings and you'll be ready for the dancefloor in no time!
Pieces Mella Multicoloured Necklace, €35.72, ASOS