Summer is no time to carry around extra outfits just because you are going out after work. It’s not easy to find one dress that serves two purposes, but we found some dresses that are perfect for the office and for going out after work. We chose a mix of short and long dresses that are appropriate for a variety of age ranges and body types. You can accessorize for the evening, add a light jacket or shawl, tweak your hair and make-up and you’re ready to go.
Merrit Dress by Cindy & Johnny http://www.cindyjohnny.com – Model, Jennica Christina
Cadey-Lee Shoe by Schutz http://www.shop.schutz-shoes.com
Style It: This Cindy & Johnny black and white asymmetrical dress is classic, with just enough flair to transition to evening. Black ankle strap sandals from Schutz complete this look along with a gold cuff bracelet.
Window Pane Sheath Dress by Cindy & Johnny http://www.cindyjohnny.com – Model, Jennica Christina
Donna Heels by Schutz http://www.shop.schutz-shoes.com
Style It: This lightweight windowpane sheath from Cindy & Johnny works in the office or for after work cocktails with minimal adjustments. Just add some fun earrings, strappy high-heeled silver sandals, like the Donna Heels by Schutz, and a shawl for evening.
Nala Shift Dress by Cindy & Johnny http://www.cindyjohnny.com
Leah Sandal by Kristin Cavallari http://www.nordstrom.com
Style It: Nothing says effortless chic like this light and airy sheath dress. With such detail on top it needs no embellishment, just a pair of dangling earrings and some nude or cream high-heeled sandals at night, like these from Kristin Cavallari.
Lolo Stretch Sheath Dress by French Connection http://www.nordstrom.com
The Jefferson http://www.eklexic.com
Kate Spade Licorice Pump http://www.nordstrom.com
Style It: This is the perfect little black dress to take you from work to a night out. With black the accessory possibilities are endless, depending upon your destination. Be sure and accessorize with bling like this edgy cuff in gold and Swarovski crystals by Eklexic. Or go electric with these Kate Spade Licorice heels in blue.
Straight Dress with Contrasting Side Panels http://www.zara.com
Freya Necklace by Catherine Canino http://www.anthropologie.com
Juliana Shoe by Schutz http://www.shop.schutz-shoes.com
Style It: This dress from Zara is the easiest to transition from day to night by virtue of its bright color. Play it more conservative in the office with low heels or flats and pump up the volume later with a statement necklace by Catherine Canino and black high-heeled cage sandals.
Gold Bar Color-Block Dress http://www.ashleystewart.com
Stephanie Kantis Goddess Hammered Gold-Plated Cuff http://www.neimanmarcus.com
Style It: This Ashley Stewart dress is far from boring and can be sexy for evening with any type of high- heeled black sandal and a bold gold cuff like this one from Stephanie Kantis.
Asos Curve Wrap Dress http://www.us.asos.com
The Barletta Necklace http://www.eklexic.com
Style It: Have fun accessorizing this flirty, black wrap dress from Asos. For evening add a glitzy necklace like The Barletta from Eklexic, and a pair of strappy, high-heeled metallic sandals.
Asos Pencil Dress With Clean Drape and High Neck http://www.us.asos.com
The Henry Bracelet http://www.eklexic.com
Style It: This Asos pencil dress stands alone and makes a statement without the need for multiple accessories. This crystal bracelet from Eklexic, along with black sling-back heels are perfection.