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After Work Cocktails – Here’s What to Wear

You’ve got to go to work, and there is important business to be done, but after the office closes, you may want to head out to catch up with a few of your favorite girlfriends for dinner (and perhaps a cocktail or two). Choosing an outfit that transitions well from day to night can be tricky, but here’s an idea to help you out.

This dress is perfect for the office, but it can be dressed up and worn in the evening too. Let’s break it down and see what changes need to be made to transition this dress.

The Style: A classic sheath like this is polished and professional but fitted enough to be a little sexy for the evening. The keyhole neckline adds a hint of allure. This is a perfect canvas to build on.

The Color: Navy is authoritative and business-like in a work environment. It’s also an excellent color for after hours because it is sophisticated and sexy, like black, when accessorized the right way.

blue sheath dress

The Shoes: Sensible, chunky heeled pumps work by day, At night, just switch out the shoes for strappy high heels, and you get a different feel.

The Earrings: Conservative studs are appropriate for work, but when it’s time to hit the bar and have fun, bring out the dangly waterfall earrings. Toss your hair, swing your head and let those sexy earrings fly.

The Arm Candy: By day, all you need is a watch and maybe a bracelet, but once 5:00 rolls around, build on that with several sexy bangle bracelets and make some noise!

The Bag: A giant tote with power and status is what you need if you are the boss lady. At night when it’s time for fun and flirting, bring out a cute little bag with a feminine touch like the gold chain over-the-shoulder handbag with the chic bow.

dinner outfit


Here’s another dress that would be good for work with a day bag and stud earrings. Changing your accessories makes a big difference. It’s that easy!

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2 thoughts on “After Work Cocktails – Here’s What to Wear

  1. I love the outfits 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 details in “After Work Cocktails” are especially appealing.

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