Marisa: “Hey you! Are you coming out with us tonight?”
Meet Marisa: a fashionista, Mercury Clothiers lover, and corporate leader.
Susie: “Yes! We haven’t had a girls night in a long time!”
Meet Susie: mother of 2, office manager, and Merlot lover
Marisa: “I know! I’m looking forward to it. I’ve been wanting to go to this restaurant for awhile. I’ve heard good things.”
Susie: “The reservation is for 7:00pm, right? What’re you wearing?”
Marisa: “Yes, I have a meeting at 5:00pm so I don’t have time to go home and change. I’m going in this outfit and will change up a few things.”
Susie: “Oh, you always looks good! See you tonight.”
Whether you’re going out for a dinner with your girlfriends or on a date with your husband, there is no need to rush home after work for an outfit change. Read on for 5 of our favorite ways to transform your work wardrobe into your after-work wardrobe without changing your clothes.
1. Wear a bolder lipstick at night for a more dramatic look
Lipstick is an instant outfit enhancer. If you usually wear lipstick to the office, opt for a bolder color for the evening.
It will be a nice change from your 8 hour day and bring a colorful focus to your face. If you are opting for red, make sure you know which red suits your skin tone. Not every shade of red lipstick is created equal. From pinky-reds to coral-reds to deep burgundy-reds, there is a shade for you.
We, at Mercury Clothiers, are partial to this red from Besame Cosmetics, ourselves. It comes in an exact shade replica from 1935! You know us, we like to bring a little old to the new. A small selection of Besame products can be found at Sephora but you’ll probably have to purchase this one online.
2. Change your briefcase for a clutch
Do not even think about lugging that big thing to your girls night out. First of all, you do not want the liability and responsibility of having work papers sitting at your feet while you are having a good time. And second of all, there will not be much room at the hustling and bustling new restaurant.
Switch it out for a clutch. A more petite handbag will instantly elevate your look. There are many available on the market. From sparkly to silky, with a crossbody chain or without — choose one to suit your personality and style.
The Lucite bags are one of our favorite choices. They are chic, timeless while also giving you an edgy look. Vintage Lucite bags can be found on Etsy and Ebay for reasonable prices. New bags can be found in department stores and your favorite boutiques shops.
3. Change your accessories
Accessories are underrated and another powerful outfit enhancer. Add a long necklace or bold earrings to your outfit and — voila — you have a different look. One with great panache.
Also, keeping extra accessories in your briefcase will not take up much real estate.
Our pick? Give us a double stranded pearl necklace with a statement broach like the classic Miriam Haskell pieces. Miriam is an inspiring woman and a fellow entrepreneur. It is no wonder we like her style!
4. Put up your hair in a high ponytail or use a barrette for a french twist
Hairstyles are very personal and another area to upscale your look for your big night out. If you have long hair, put it up in a high ponytail. The change in hairstyle will awaken your scalp and make you feel good as well as look good, of course.
If your hair is not quite long enough, use a barrette for a french twist or hair pins to pull the sides of your hair back.
We enjoy Miriam Haskell’s designs, for long or short hair.
5. Purchase a Mercury Clothiers piece
And, of course, if you are wearing a Mercury Clothiers piece, you will look effortlessly sophisticated throughout the day and night.
We offer both suits and dresses that will make you look and feel strong and ladylike. Your confidence will skyrocket. The combination of structured fit, elegant design, and fabulous fabric is incomparable to anything on the market today.
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