You have places to be and people to see this holiday season — but you don’t have time for multiple wardrobe changes throughout the course of your day. From family get-togethers to dinner dates with friends, it’s easy to transition your look from day to night with the right styling tips.

How to Take Your Holiday Look From Day to Night

 

1. Family Celebrations

 

There’s no place like home for the holidays (and it just so happens to be the perfect place to wear your coziest winter staples). Cardigans, sweater coats, and ponchos layer with anything and everything to keep you warm… and they’re also good at disguising party outfits for evening festivities. Wear a short dress or a t-shirt and jeans with a long cardigan and ankle boots, and then switch to a nighttime look with the help of high heels and sparkly baubles.

 

2. Girls Night Out

 

Impress your squad with outfits that are as versatile as they are stylish. Re-work your office basics with a pair of over-the-knee boots, update a pair of skinny black pants with a shoulder-baring blouse and stilettos, or shimmy the night away in a playsuit and flats.

 

3. Work Events

 

Go from 9 to 5 (and beyond) by giving your work separates a little edge. Replace your LBD with a jumpsuit for an after-hours look that sizzles, or keep it classy and modern with a velvet blazer or animal print heels. Looking for a one-and-done piece that works for day or night? A black faux-leather skirt is your ultimate go-to.

 

4. Date Night

 

Love is in the air with romantic styles that are ready to mingle. Heat up a cold-shoulder dress with a velvet clutch and strappy high heels, or show some skin with an off-the-shoulder satin blouse. Going somewhere extra fancy? A little black dress and a fluffy faux-fur stole are a match made in heaven.

 

Quick & Easy Holiday Party Fashion Tips

 

  • Work it. Wear an asymmetrical dress or blouse under your favorite work blazer to go from work to play in a flash.

  • Glisten up. Sparkly jewelry gives casual basics just the right amount of shimmer and shine.

  • Aim high. Take an off-duty outfit to the big event by switching from ankle boots to high heels.

  • Pile on the style. The right outerwear can do more than help you dress for the elements. Cardigans are ideal for daytime events, while bomber jackets and kimonos breathe new life into traditional pieces.

  • Give yourself a hand. Switch things up by replacing your daily carryall with an embellished party clutch.

  • Mix and match. Cover plunging necklines with blanket scarves by day, or hide your stems with tights to make shorter hems more work-appropriate.