After Work Cocktails – Here’s What to Wear

Blue Trend 3You’re just leaving the office, heading out to catch up with a few of your favorite girlfriends for dinner (and perhaps a cocktail or two). It can be tricky trying to pick out an outfit that will transition well from day to night, but here’s an idea to help you out.

The Pants

You’ll need a pair of pants to help you transform from a day-to-nighttime look. These trousers are tailored and work appropriate, but they still scream fun and style. They’re far from drab (hello, blue!) and are the perfect pairing to a pretty navy blue blouse.

The Blouse

If you’re going to be in the same outfit for 12 or more hours, you need to be comfortable, otherwise you’ll be out on the town, counting the minutes until you’re back  home in your sweatpants.  This flowy blouse with clean lines will make you look stylish at work and after hours, and keep you comfortable the whole time too.  Navy also keeps you looking chic – it’s a great alternative to a boring black which can drag you down after 40.

The Shoes

A plain black shoe would take this outfit from stylish to so-so. Instead, go for a grey suede pump to give this outfit some texture and depth. Grey grounds the outfit with a neutral, but is not as harsh as black.

The Bag

This bright blue bag is perfect to take from day to evening because of its satchel shape. It’s big enough to carry important work files in when you’re coming and going from the office, but it doesn’t look or feel like a briefcase because it’s not obnoxiously big, and because it’s this stylish shade of blue!

Combing slightly different shades of one color has been a huge trend in the last couple of years. These rich blue hues work so beautifully together and give the outfit a very royal feel.

The Jewelry

The blue blouse, pants, and bag combined make a huge statement on their own, so keep your jewelry relatively simple. These lady-like studs and bangles are feminine and elegant, in keeping with the look, and of course nothing looks richer than gold and blue.

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  1. Beth Alisea says:

    I love the outfits that are put together in the Fabulous Over 40 articles but I don’t see any links as to where to purchase some of these items. Is there a way to tell us where the different pieces came from? The pieces in “After Work Cocktails” are especially appealing?

  2. This is a perfect outfit for an after work event!