Thursday, December 29, 2011

Jane by Design Style Challenge #5: Going from Day to Night

For Style Challenge #5, I had to take a white button down shirt and style it for a day at the office and then style it to wear to a dressy cocktail party. When it comes to day to night outfits, I keep my look classic and simple, with an easy transformation, if any. Usually what I would wear to the office would be fine to wear to a cocktail party. During the day I usually just wear a blazer over a cocktail dress and nix the blazer at night.

I tried styling a few outfits, but I kept coming up with the same problem - my XS size clothes do not fit on the dress form! So I had no choice but to go with a more simple styling option, with a more fitted look for cocktail attire.

For my day at the office look, I paired the white shirt with an objets trouvés black skirt that zips at the sides, Theory blazer and Trina Turk scarf. For the cocktail party look, I switched out the blazer for an Aqua sequin sweater, replaced the scarf with a necklace that reminds me of Van Cleef & Arpels, rolled up the sleeves on the white shirt and unbuttoned two buttons. Sequins are always a good way to dress up a look, so with that, minimal jewelry/accessories are needed. The only thing I might add is a ring.

Share your day to night styling tips at and mention that Fashionably Petite sent you!

Also, take a look at this Jane by Design clip here, which provided some additional inspiration for this challenge.

*White shirt, dress form and Game Trunk provided by ABC Family

- Kim Weling

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