MY POV / July 22, 2015

After a day at the office, most of us head home to freshen up with a luxurious bubble bath, relax with a massage and prance around our Carrie Bradshaw shoe closets before we go out for a night on the town.

Pfft, AS IF!

Let’s be real, between client calls and sending off countless emails, it’s tough enough finding time to put on a fresh coat of lipstick let alone changing into a completely new outfit! #Ain’tNobodyGotTimeForThat. Whether you’re jetting off to a hot date or company cocktail hour, the Lotus Leaf crew has the tricks and tips you’ll need to transform your outfit from office #GIRLBOSS to rooftop patio chic.

The Bag

Choosing a versatile and classic bag to begin with takes the guesswork out of outfit transitions. Seriously, it’s foolproof. Account Manager Daliah elaborates:

I always bring my lunch to work, so going from day to night with Modern Mary is easy-peezy! Instead of bringing a separate clutch bag to use post-work, I’d swap out my finished lunch from the Modern Mary bag and toss in my wallet, key, lipstick (always!), phone charger and I’m good to go! My favourite look from the Modern Mary collection is the Croc-Grande – it’s a neutral look that will still make a luxurious statement with the crocodile-embossed leather.


The Clothes

If you haven’t noticed, jumpsuits are taking over OOTD hashtags. Kathleen tells us how to rock the look:

This GUESS Sleeveless Open-Back Jumpsuit is the ultimate piece to take from day to night. During the day I would rock this with a pair of sneakers, a jean jacket and a black leather baseball cap. For night, I would drape a leather jacket over my shoulders and throw on a pair of lace-up heels. 


The Studs

Statement necklaces are overrated. Account Executive Kirsten tells us why it’s all about the statement studs:

My glitz and glam go-to is Hillberg & Berk’s Uma Earrings. Day is easy because they’re a statement piece on their own, but for night I would tie my hair back so they’re more visible and do a bronze eyeshadow look to pick up on the shiny rose gold.


The Lingerie

To make seamless outfit transitions and avoid any VPL fails, having the right undergarments is essential. Senior Account Coordinator Jessica explains:

Going from corporate dress to super sexy is a transition Triumph’s Iconic Essence Body Suit can help you with! You can wear a simple pencil skirt and blouse to work then switch out the blouse for a deep v-line top, perhaps one that is a little loose so the lace trim can subtly peak out. The bodysuit is a total lingerie game changer and completely invisible under your garments.


The Arm Candy

Shelene knows that a strong jewelry game is one of the easiest ways to take a look from day to night:

One of my favourite pieces would have to be the Braided Leather Wrap from ALEX AND ANI. This Sun Blaze colour is begging to be the perfect accessory for a day to night transition. The pop of colour screams summer floral dress for the day, but at night I’d wear it with #AllBlackEverything – match my lip colour, a clutch, some heels and wait for the ou’s and awe’s to come rolling in!


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