T.G.I.F! Now that the work week is over, I’m stepping into this weekend like I OWN it & in All Black Everything. I have quite a busy work week, and tonight is no exception. I’m meeting my girlfriends for a much needed tête à tête; we have so much to catch up on. The only problem in this equation is, I didn’t get to swing by my place, and change! I worked a little late this evening, but all of them went home, freshened up, and ( knowing them) got fly. So what’s a girl to do? Easy!! There are 3 simple tips that will take your 9-to-5 look into your After Five life.
First things first, a great rule of thumb is Keep the Outfit Simple. In this case, I followed the Monochrome dressing trend. Monochrome dressing is a great way to look stylish, but not fussy; it’s also has a slimming effect. Monochrome dressing is simply tonal dressing: wearing on tone/color from head to toe. For example, when Kim K. wears a nude blouse, nude pencil skirt & nude duster- -she’s using the monochrome principle. This time, I’m monochrome dressing in ALL BLACK, which admittedly is my go to, but you can dress monochrome in any color (tip: black, nude, gray & greige are in right now). FYI, simple and/or monochrome dressing doesn’t mean boring. You can add visual interest by choosing a ruffle blouse like I did or a skirt with a peplum detail. This keeps your outfit, classic + cool… Classically cool.
The next step is to Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize. Accessories, especially jewelry and shoes can drastically change the vibe of a look in 5 seconds flat. These items will help your 9-to-5 look work for your After Five life. I usually switch from studs to hoops, add a long necklace or a bracelet stack, and switch from flats to heels or booties. So the formally, change your earrings, add a necklace or bracelet(s) & change your shoes…put it all together & VOILA! You’re After Five ready, now all you have to do is OWN IT.
The most important part of all this is to simply, OWN IT! Confidence is key, if you’re trying a new look, or even a new lipstick. So switch it up a little, and strut into your weekend with confidence, and HAVE FUN!
So Cheers to Friday Nights, Bright Lights & City Sights! Happy Weekend, Loves!
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