We know, we know…you're busy. Between work, drinks and after-hour events, ain't nobody got time for a wardrobe change…unless you're a celebrity, that is.
The stars are masters of day-to-night style transformations. Sure, they have stylists and a treasure trove of clothes to wade through, but they also utilize styling tricks that we can also use to help elevate our own multifunctional looks. For inspiration, we turn to three of our favorite style stars.
Keep it monochromatic: Take the queen of eclectic, indie-aspirational style, Ms. Solange Knowles. By day, the "Losing You" singer keeps it casual at the Charles de Gaulle airport in all white. She pairs the monochromatic look with a soft palette—a nude bag and neutral lip color—and cat-eye sunglasses for effortlessly chic vibes. By night, however, she ups the ante by wearing the same hues, but in more tailored pieces.
Change up the accessories: The trendsetter keeps both pair of pants cropped at the ankle, but she brings her shoe game to another level with fur detailing; suddenly, the look goes from subtle to striking. She also brightens her makeup look with bold pink lip and longer, luxurious locks.
Play with prints: On the opposite end of the color spectrum is Alexa Chung. There was never a floral print this Brit didn't like. For her day look, she pares down a floral top with comfortable jeans and pea coat, but come the night's red carpet event, she goes bold in a fully bloomed, printed pink dress. Notice how she maintains a high neckline with both outfits.
Avoid hairy situations: While Alexa's nighttime dress is pretty, it's also pretty casual for Hollywood standards. To instantly elevate a look, slick back your hair with a generous dollop of hair gel. This trend is all the rage right now, after all.
Get fit for the event: Jessica Alba is busy running an empire, so she relies on obvious silhouettes to get her message across. While representing The Honest Company at a SXSW panel, a notoriously casual event, she dons a slouchy look with a maxi-skirt and oversized blazer. A few days later, at an awards dinner, she wears the same color-blocked palette in high-waisted pants and a fitted, structured top. For your own day-to-night look, simply tuck in your shirt. You'd be surprised at how much the tiny tweak can class up a look.
Yes, guys, it's that easy.