Whether you’re heading to your favourite swanky wine bar with girlfriends or on your way to a date night, there’s certainly art to cocktail dressing. For those hectic weeknights when you find yourself dashing from the office to drinks, the perfect work to cocktails ensemble is a sartorial must-have. This season, draw your fashion inspiration from the stars, and slip into a sophisticated and sleek outfit which can be rocked from day to evening. Here are our favourite Hollywood inspired ways to embrace effortless work to cocktails fashion now.
Photo: beyonce on Instagram
For a colourful and tropical aesthetic, follow the shining example set by Queen Bey herself. The 34-year-old diva looks sensational in this colourblocked pastel blouse, which features shades of pale pink, sunny yellow and light blue. Meanwhile, her coral-coloured ruched skirt complements the colour scheme of her collared shirt. For a finishing touch, Beyoncé’s chunky floral patterned heels bring a contrasting effect to her entire ensemble. If you’re looking to keep whimsy and fun in your weekday cocktail outfit, her vibrant look offers the ideal sartorial inspiration.
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Naturally, a pair of edgy caged heels or lace-up booties helps to balance out a preppy and polished outfit for the corporate day. Take your cues from 24-year-old model Olivia Culpo, who stuns in a navy blue tiered blouse layered over a crisp white shirt. We are also liking the printed pleated skirt, leather chain strap handbag and fierce heels, for a mix of workday glam and weekend grunge.
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The 33-year-old actress looks beautiful in this artfully decorated Giambattista Valli pantsuit, which features a feminine floral print. If you’re worried about looking too staid at the bar, splashy patterns help to bring a work-friendly outfit from morning to night. The cropped and flared trousers and Peter Pan collar on the jacket add a girlish finish, while the black strappy sandals are incredibly classic.