When it comes to after work drinks or dinner, it is a thing in Chicago! I feel like it's a thing for most people in their 20s in big cities, but learning how to structure the right outfits that are appropriate for work and fun enough for cocktails can be tricky. I've added some of my favorite looks and some tips and tricks below so you can get some style inspo!
One of my favorite tips for work to cocktails is to put a clutch in your work tote. With a bright lipstick inside and some fun earrings, you'll have everything you need for a quick switch before you head out!
Living in Chicago, I walk most places. While even the most comfortable shoes can get you from A to B, they will eventually hurt. My favorite hack of this is bringing along a similar pair of flats that you can wear around the office or while you walk to the restaurant and then head to then switch into your heels! Having a tote bag with you that can carry both is super helpful, especially if you can leave it at work, grab your clutch and go!
Fun jewelry can completely change an outfit! Adding a statement necklace or colorful shoe can switch up your outfit from work wear to a night out in a flash. A structured bag works for both outfits and a neutral color works with any changes your making from the office to drinks!
A monochromatic outfit is one of my favorite looks in the summer! It is so chic (especially in white) and I love adding pops of color with lipstick, a bag or a patterned shoe! Add some classic, simple jewlery and you will be the chicest girl at the bar! I added a few color options if you're looking for something other than white!
I'd love to hear your go-to work outfit in the comments below! Thanks so much for reading and have an amazing rest of the work week! xx