How to transition your look from day to night with ease

30 September, 2022 / words by IALH Editorial Team

Written by Holly Townsend (IALH Editor)

Image by @ninasandbech

Here are some tips if you’re short on time but need to get glam without going home to change or spend hours looking for a new outfit. We’ve all been there, going out after work, last minute plans or a busy schedule that doesn’t allow for multiple outfit changes. These simple hacks to transform your look from daytime to evening require only a little pre-planning but could save you tons of time and money…

Choose a versatile outfit

Picking clothes that will last and work for multiple occasions is key. Avoid materials that crease badly after a few hours of wear, or colours that would clash if you changed your make up and accessories half-way through the day. Jumpsuits and jumper dresses and oversized blazers are all easily transformable. Try one or all of these next time you know you’ll need your outfit to last you into the night.

By Malene Birger

Ahnea two-tone ribbed-knit dress

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Padded-shoulder faux-leather blazer

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Emphasise your make up

There is a nothing better than revamping your look with a bright lip or playful eyeshadow. You may have worn a more neutral look to work that day, but there’s no need to take off your makeup and start again! Just add a bold lipstick / eyelashes / blusher / eyeshadow (include as many as you have time and space for) and you’ve got a nighttime ready look that will last you through dinner & drinks.

Charlotte Tilbury

Lip Lustrered Vixen


Hypnôse Mascara

Bring a statement pair of shoes or bag

Don’t underestimate the power of the right bag to elevate a look. A smaller purse/clutch in a bright colour and even a bold print or glitter is a great way to take you from day to night. The same goes for shoes. Ditching the trainers for a pair of heels will instantly take your little black dress or jumpsuit to new heights. If you’re heading somewhere that requires walking or it’s a chilly day, try swapping out for a pair of heeled boots instead.


Double Bow crystal-embellished satin heeled sandals

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Yza quilted velvet shoulder bag

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Add jewellery

A bold pair of earrings or chunky necklace can take your outfit from day to night super quick. Popping jewellery into your bag before you head out for the day can save you needing to change your whole fit by just adding some sparkle!


Hoop earring with large twist link

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IALH Editorial Team


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