How To Go From Desk to Dinner and Still Look Chic

Longer days means more time for summer fun! With more hours of sunlight, saying yes to going out after work is so much more tempting. But being a women on-the-go means wearing a look that takes you from the office to an evening out easily. For inspiration and some helpful tips, we tapped some of our most stylish staffers to show how they transition from Desk to Dinner in warm weather. Feeling inspired? Closet the looks for yourself and enjoy those hot nights!

Jamie, Marketing  StaffCollage2 (1) City Chic Floral Delight Dress

The Style:  A flirty fit & flare dress

How She Styled It:
For a casual Friday, Jamie layered a cool denim jacket over her floral dress, adding a belt for a defined waist line. To switch it up for date night, she ditched the jacket, added heels, and threw her hair into a sexy chignon .

Pro Tip:
Swap out your serious, office-ready accessories for neutral pieces that lighten the look for those chic summer evenings!

Emma, HR StaffCollage City Chic Lagoon Fold Front Blazer  and City Chic French Navy Tube Skirt

The Style: A bright blazer

How She Styled It:
For a classic office look with a bold pop, Emma layered a deep blue blazer over a crisp blouse and pencil skirt. Letting her hair down, she swapped out her the skirt for relaxed jeans and a tank top. Leaving her office bag and pumps behind, she added an open-toed heel and a clutch.

Pro Tip:
Cuffing is in! Roll your blazer and shirt sleeves together for an extra pop of white at the elbow. A single roll cuff on your jeans brings the look to a trendier, more casual level.

Laurie, Customer Service  StaffCollage4 Leota Lizzie Wrap Dress in Lapis Lazuli

The Style: A body-skimming wrap dress

How She Styled It:
This is a power dress! Laurie shows you can easily pull double duty for your office look and your date night with the same dress. She paired matte accessories with it for her work look, then swapped those out for metallic pieces to add a little extra shine for the evening.

Pro Tip:
For a more conservative work look, put a square of fashion tape at the neckline to add a little extra coverage. Then, if you’d like to add a little va-va-voom for the night, let the tape out and let the V-neck reveal a little more skin.

Lisa, Editorial  StaffCollage3 (2) City Chic Pop Art Skirt and BB Dakota Merrian Drawstring Dress and City Chic Strappy Woven Cami In Bluebell

The Style: A printed skirt

How She Styled It:
For an office that is somewhere between casual and formal, pairing a cotton top under a silky skirt is fun but still professional. For an evening out, she swapped out the navy top for a spaghetti strapped baby blue tank. The straps on the neckline add a little touch of sexiness, and is balanced by the length of the skirt.

Pro Tip:
Get creative. Try layering a dress under a skirt to make it look like a top, like Lisa did here with her BB Dakota Merrian Drawstring Dress in the work look pictured above. You can get so many more options out of your rotating closet when you layer creatively.

Photography: Trévon James
Styling: Tara Mikes

Ready to put together a summer Desk to Dinner look yourself? Closet the collection and show us your transitional looks by sharing on social with the hashtag #ShareMeGB. 

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