I rarely do look book kind of posts where I share stories about my outfits and transforming them to another looks. There are times when I go for dinners or random coffee dates after work with my girlfriends and find myself struggling to look venue-appropriate. My work doesn't allow me to accessorize much with my looks so at times it becomes really formal an affair, and you know when you are meeting your girls the last look you want is formal. So today I thought I will share how I recently transformed my look from work to dinner.
I go to the office in a rather boring outfit -plain old shirt and trousers - so it's even more important to glam it up for the evening.
5 Products to Transform Your Look From Work to Dinner
For this transformation, I just carried a couple of extras (count 5) in my bag. So if you trying to enhance your look to make it evening appropriate, then check out the following everyday products that you can carry to turn around your look.
A bright lipstick, My pick: MAC Lady Danger
Believe it or not, a bright and bold lipstick has the potential to intensify your look with just one product and make you evening ready.
Eyeliner, My pick: Lakme Eyeconic Brown Kajal
I usually don't wear eyeliner. For my everyday look, especially for my eyes, I just use some kohl on my waterline and then mascara, that's it (of course I wear foundation and lipstick and all that jazz 😉 ). But this little thingy is a great option to add some definition to those tired eyes from the long day at work.
Concealer, My pick: Revlon Colorstay Concealer
I have many acne scars and hyper pigmentation on my face, which sometimes gets more visible by the end of the day. So to keep things fresh and nice I always carry this concealer in my bag, for touch ups here and there.
A pretty necklace, My pick: a silver piece that I also wore in this post here
Now, this is one thing that is your personal choice - bold / delicate / statement / regular. It really perks up your whole look and at times it's a major component to transform your look.
A complimenting earring, My pick: also a pair of silver studs
To prevent my look from looking over done, I added a pair of silver studs. These balanced the statement necklace and helped in keeping everything in sync.
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OUTFIT DETAILS Shirt: Van Heusen (regular white shirt) Trousers: Uniqlo Japan Shoes: Some store in India Bag: Kate Spade Southport Avenue Carmen Watch: Michael Kors Shades: Sunglasses Shop (review here) Jewellery: H&M
MAKEUP DETAILS Work Foundation: Makeup Forever Mat Velvet+ in shade 40 Concealer: Revlon Colorstay Setting Powder: MAC Prep + Prime Loose Translucent Powder Mascara: Maybelline Sensational Lipstick: Lancome - Corail Me in 132M
Dinner Everything same except Lipstick: MAC Lady Danger Eyeliner: Lakme Eyeconic Brown Kajal
Photography: Thanks to my dear friend Preeti from Culture & Clutter. 🙂
That's all and you are ready for a dinner out with girls or anyone for that matter. I hope you liked this post, share your views in the comment section with me. What is your go to way of transforming your look from work to dinner?
Would you like to see more such posts in the future? Let me know what kind of posts you would like to see more, I'll love to work on them.
As always, thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!