Day Night Style

One Shirt, Two Ways

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Pantones of the Post

This outfit I wore to the SF Mead Co tasting and then in a 5 minute drive by of home had to throw something on at the speed of light for dinner and a show.ย This is a very typical experience for so many of us so Iโ€™m going to throw a few tips your way to help you tackle the sitch.ย ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

SO lets state the obvious – this shirt is loud and graphic and amazingโ€ฆ but, how did I style it for both day and night?ย 

DAY: I brought down the harshness of the jagged pattern with a more girly, casual, hippie inspired vibe. The open crocheted sweater and suede skirt bring softness to the look, more appropriate for daytime.ย Seize the day with drapey lines and more flowy pieces to achieve that laid-back, casual.

*Important! Lots of time it can all boil down to shoe choice! Dress your look down for daytime with light colored booties or sneakersโ€ฆbut throw on flashy oxfords/brogues, black leather boots or strappy high heels and youโ€™ve transformed to โ€œnight ready.โ€

NIGHT: My go-to for quick night looks is always something flashy and/or pattern mixing (which can be intimidating if you aren’t used to it but practice makes perfect, you just have to go with your gut – weโ€™ll tackle more on this subject later). In this case, pairing the shirt with another graphic element – the striped pant – made this a much stronger, bolder, eye-catching outfit, now night ready. Alsoโ€ฆmetallic accents are never bad #shineygoldforlifeย ๐Ÿ˜œ

……..Just remember if it looks and feels soft, chances are itโ€™s a great daytime choice. You want to be bold at night (gotta stand out in the bar/club somehow right?!๐Ÿ˜‰) so try mixing unexpected patterns with a flashier shoe and BAM you’re set for your evening out.ย ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ


Wearing Dayย // ย Shoes: Forever21ย / Skirt: Vintage (via Helpers House of Couture)ย / Shirt: Thrifted (via Painted Bird)ย / Sweater: Lucky Brandย / Bracelet:ย Forever21 / Sunglasses: Afterlifeย / Lipstick: MACย //

Wearing Nightย // ย Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (similar: here, here) / Pants: Wrangler (vintage via Afterlife)ย / Shirt: Thrifted (via Painted Bird)ย  / Jacket: All Saints / Lipstick: Sephoraย //

Colors (left to right) // Pantone 1795Cย / Pantone 7546Cย / Pantone 155C / Pantone Warm Gray 8Cย / Pantone Warm Gray 1Uย (50%) //

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