Go From Day to Date Night in No Time

Five minutes is all you need to upgrade your look.


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After a long day playing catch-up

Date Night

Photo by Paul Westlake

Photo by Paul Westlake

Yes, one of those days. We feel you. Swap out sweats for a cute skirt  and you’ve already upped your game considerably.

beauty boost 
A half-up topknot looks polished but requires very little fuss. 

shoes
Keep your kicks on— fashion sneakers can look sophisticated. Kaanas.com, $129

top
Wear a loose top during the day for comfort—later, just cinch at the waist to flaunt your figure. Rock & Republic, , $48

skirt
A metallic bottom adds a little flair, but any fun skirt works. Skirt, Project Runway, , $34. Joggers, , $52. 

jewelry
Earrings, $22, and ring, $55, . Necklace, , $75. 


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After tackling a lengthy list of errands

Date Night

Photo by Paul Westlake

Photo by Paul Westlake

Comfort is key when you’re out running with a monster to-do list. Now you can easily check off a date-night outfit too.

jewelry
A pendant necklace pulls the outfit together. , $98

jacket
Throw on a fun statement jacket (we love animal print) over a classic striped top. Coat, , $60. Striped shirt, , $44.

shoes
Switch out flat boots for shoes with flair. The ankle strap and block heel keep it casual yet sophisticated. Heels, , $100. Boots, Born, , $135. 

jeans
Go for a pair of not-so-basic blues with interesting details, like extended pockets and a raw hem. , $95

Day: Bracelets, , $22 each. 


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Messy Bun for Date Night

Photo by Paul Westlake

Photo by Paul Westlake

beauty boost 

A daytime loose bun can become soft waves for evening. As you undo, shake out strands and spritz a texturizing spray, like The One by Frederic Fekkai Dry Texturizing Spray (, $29), all over. 


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After a much-needed yoga class

Date Night

Photo by Paul Westlake

Photo by Paul Westlake

Aiming to head from shavasana straight to dinner? No prob. The right sports bra can be part of your quick-change act.

bra
The latest sports bras have interesting straps and notice-me necklines. Show off the straps with a shoulder-baring sweater. Sweater, RD Style, , $70. Sports bra, , $50.

jewelry
Earrings are the perfect accessory—they won’t tangle in your bag. , $45

leggings
Yes, you can wear leggings when you’re not breaking a sweat. Pair with a longer top to cover you assets. , $98

shoes
Finish up with chic booties, like these velvety ones. Booties, , $45. Sneakers, Under Armour, , $95.

bag
Don’t forget to toss your sparkly clutch into your gym bag for later. Clutch, , $60. Gym bag, SR Squared by Sondra Roberts, , $125. 

Day: Tank top, , $69


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After a long day of work

Date Night

Photo by Paul Westlake

Photo by Paul Westlake

Think like Superman at the office—as in, under your buttoned-up jacket is a sassy date-night top! #layeringhack

jewelry
Add a gold chunky necklace for a touch of glamour. rjgraziano.com, $65

top
Ditch the blazer and show off your neckline in a flowy bodysuit. Bodysuit, ASTR the Label, , $98. Blazer, , $129

skirt
Save your basic black skirt for another day—a textured one is more fun. White House Black Market, , $89

shoes
Kick off the classic pumps and step into sexy high-heeled sandals. Sandals, Fergie Footwear, , $111. Pumps, , $80.

Day: Tote, , $118. Earrings, , $74. Watch, Nine West, , $49.


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Eyeliner

Maybelline New York Curvitude Liner

Photo by Paul Westlake

Photo by Paul Westlake

beauty boost 

A subtle cat eye adds a little edge. Swipe a black liner, like Maybelline New York Curvitude Liner (, $9), across the upper lid starting at inner corner, and flick it up and out a quarter inch at the outer edge.