In this week’s installment of 9 to 5: Taking Your Look from Day to Night, we take a simple silk tank like this one by Vince, and pair it with a pencil skirt and blazer for day and then a pair of skinnies for evening. A basic but good quality tank in a luxurious fabric is the perfect addition to your work wardrobe. You’ll also get extra mileage out of it by pairing it with something more casual, like denim. You can really do so much with this type of piece – experiment with wearing it tucked in or out, belted, and with different bottoms – a full mini-skirt, straight pencil skirt, jeans or trousers. It’s a great investment piece. We love the rich berry color of this Vince tank, but you could also go a little more neutral in black or white.
For day, we’ve paired the tank with a tweed pencil skirt from Trina Turk. Tuck this tank into the pencil skirt to pull the outfit together in a more sophisticated way. The texture of this skirt adds interest to the outfit. This skirt is a great work piece because you can pair it with a tucked in ruffled blouse, belted cardigan or blazer, for a versatile look. The blazer we choose here is a slightly shorter, more fitted blazer to give the overall outfit a more structured, work-appropriate feel. This blazer would also work well over a dress. The shoes are a very neutral but sophisticated pair of beige pumps. A classic design that will get you through many seasons. The result? An outfit that’s work-appropriate, but that you do not have to sacrifice your personal style.
To take this outfit from day to evening, we’ve swapped out the skirt, shoes and blazer for a pair of skinny jeans, sexy stilettos and a chick little bag. Wear the tank untucked over the jeans. We are loving the PRVCY denim line right now. The fit and quality of their denim is amazing. These ruffled stilettos by L.A.M.B., will look amazing with the simple outfit. Studded bags remain a hot trend and this one by Rebecca Minkoff is a good size to carry your evening essentials and has a long strap. Add some of your own accessories such as a bunch of layered necklaces or chunky bracelets to pull the look together.
Here are the details:
Tank: Vince Stretch Satin Tank, $125
Blazer: Shrunken Blazer, $90
Skirt: Trina Turk Foxhall Tweed Pencil Skirt, $198
Pumps: Balenciaga Closed-toe Slip-ons, $270
Jeans: PRVCY Premium London Skinny Jean, $224
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Rocker Bag, $330
Sandals: L.A.M.B. Rhett Sandals, $345