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If you’re planning a quick overnight or weekend trip this season, instead of bringing several outfit changes, be a smart traveler by packing your must-haves.
Since a black pencil skirt is one of the basic fashion essentials in any gals’ wardrobe, today’s everyday style guide shares tips on dressing from day-to-night using this style staple. Not only is a black pencil skirt a great foundation piece, but it’s also one of the most versatile items to pack for a trip.
Day-To-Night Style Tips
The reason why a black pencil skirt is a versatile piece is that it easily transitions from work-to-weekend with just a few minor changes. Not to mention – it’s a classic look that never goes out of style, which makes it a wise investment for your closet. Plus, a pencil skirt can be dressed up or down, depending on how you style it. To prove the point, on a recent day trip, I packed a few items to easily change my outfit from day-to-night. Here’s how I did it.
For daytime, a black pencil skirt (like the budget-friendly Rachel Roy skirt from Amazon) can be both chic and comfortable when paired with on-trend animal print flats, a quilted leather tote bag, a cropped denim jacket, and a fitted black turtleneck.
To add a little glamour to your daytime look, accessorize with gold jewelry (like this Julie Vos bracelet, Caravelle watch, David Yurman ring, and classic hoop earrings). To pull the outfit together (and accentuate your feminine figure), a black waist belt with gold-toned buckle makes a stylish statement.
When you want to switch up your look from day-to-night, a quick change of your shoes, jacket, purse, and jewelry elevate your black pencil skirt making it evening-appropriate for dinner, drinks, or dancing.
For a brisk Fall evening, suede knee-high boots and opaque tights will keep you warm while adding a stylish effect. A metallic leather designer shoulder bag (like this one from Coach) is all you need to carry your must-have nighttime essentials. Plus a faux-suede jacket in a rich seasonal hue adds a sumptuous look to your outfit.
For an added dose of bling, a sparkly long necklace with dazzling gemstones and a timeless gold ring with a semiprecious stone add a radiant touch.
As you can see, a quick change of accessories, shoes, and jacket take a casual daytime look and easily turn it into an elevated evening look that’s suitable for anything from cocktails to gourmet cuisine.
When you stick with neutral colors and basic everyday essentials like these must-have pieces, it makes packing for a quick trip easier than ever. With just a few statement-worthy pieces of jewelry and luxe-looking accessories, dressing from day-to-night has never been simpler.
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