Yes, it's true: you have as many hours in the day as Beyoncé. But we're willing to bet even Queen Bey has had to take her look from day to night at one point or another. Whether you're headed to happy hour, going out on a date, or have some other adventure in the works, there's simply no time to change — meaning you're stuck rocking what you put on early in the morning.
Considering it might be awkward to roll up to the bar in something that screams "business casual," we've rounded up a few tips to keep in mind when prepping an all-day ensemble. From footwear choice to color choice, this is one style dilemma that's about to be solved. Now the only thing left to worry about is your drink order.
1. Go Over to the Dark Side
If there's one color that works well throughout the day, that color is black. It's sleek, sophisticated, and generally a favorite among the nighttime crowd — especially if it's an LBD. Neutrals like brown, gray, or even a deep cranberry will also work well, and taking a note from Kim Kardashian's monochrome looks are an easy way to keep things elevated
2. Less Is More
There's no denying we love our fun little add-ons, but sometimes items like bandanas, hats, and other playful accessories are better suited for nine to five. Simple is best, especially when it comes to after hours, so stick to basic studs or a single statement piece if chic is what you're aiming for.
3. Ditch Daytime Prints
Florals, little animals, and other quirky prints are definitely more "picnic" than "party." If you choose to wear them, go with slightly smaller graphics, as those will give off a more mature, sophisticated vibe.
4. Keep It Comfy
If you have to wear it all day, you don't want to be tugging at your bra, adjusting straps, or nursing blisters. A general rule of thumb: if you can't walk, sit, or stand long hours in it, don't wear it.
5. But Also Elevated
Wide-leg pants, culottes, and jumpsuits are comfy clothes disguised as the complete opposite. It's pieces like these that are the perfect way to combine the best of both worlds, leaving you feeling and looking good throughout the night.