How to Dress For Work to Drinks

It’s that time again. Yes, a helpful how to!

Even though I know June is Rose Month, there are no roses in this post. It really is about how to dress for work to drinks occasions. It can be tricky. You have to be at work all day but you are heading out for drinks after work. How do you balance the “day-time professional” with the “give the girl a drink”?

It could so easily go wrong.

Here’s one way to go about it.

The Look: I have to thank Tricia from my favourite op shop. She sold me this skirt and shirt, and she was also the lady that sold me my fantastic Louis Vuitton wallet. The skirt is by “Wish” and is a classic pencil skirt with a twist. Classic in that it is dark grey pin-striped flannel and a twist in the ruffle that runs down the length of it. You know I describe myself as “classic with a twist” which made this skirt a perfect match for me. I have purchased a couple of silvery-grey shirts from the op shop over the past year but neither of them have been quite right and have found their way on to a friends wardrobe or back to the op shop. This one will have a long-standing spot in my wardrobe! It’s got just the right amount of sparkle and bling going on and is a classic t-shirt cut which makes it crazy comfortable and versatile. The black shrug is from Target and was very reasonably priced. So much so that I am sure after two years it has cost me less than 5 cents per wear.

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The Accessories: I have continued with the black and silver/grey theme with the accessories. After purchasing a couple of fantastic pairs of tights while in Spain, I have become quite hooked on tights for the cooler weather. So first priority with a skirt…tights! I like the kind of crochet effect of this grey pair. They are both vintage inspired and modern at the same time. To really amp up the modern I have paired them with my favourite black open-toe wedges. If you remember from this post, it really is okay to wear socks/tights with open-toe shoes…if you do it properly!

Working our way up…the classic black handbag, black and silver bracelets, a necklace with pearls and chains interwoven, tri-colour pearl earrings.

All fairly simple and straight forward. However when worn together I think it makes for a great look that will transition from work appropriate to after-work drinks and look just as fantastic in either place.

What do you think? Is this a good option for how to dress for work to drinks? Or am I just dreaming?



About astimegoesbuy

Just a middle-aged woman with a love of fashion trying to have a purchasing fast. Spending 90 days dressing out of what is already in the wardrobe.If I can't shop for clothes, I may as well write about clothes! View all posts by astimegoesbuy

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