Now that the sun is still out once the clock strikes six in the pm, we’re guilty of going out after work pretty much on a daily basis. That means, nearly 100 percent of the time, we need an outfit that can do double duty. And it’s not as hard as you might think.
Drinking on a weeknight is a catch though. While a nice cocktail can help ease you out of work mode and into the evening, booze can do as much harm as help, loosening you up so much you walk into your 8a.m. meeting the next day with a hangover. Either way, you deserve a drink for your hard work at the office and you shouldn’t have to wait for the weekend to get it, but you have to do it right.
It’s no secret that we’re all busy, running between appointments or meetings. You didn’t even have time to finish your morning coffee, so there’s no way you’ll have even an hour to go home and change for your after-office activities.
The good news is, there are ways to channel your multi-tasker’s attitude into your wardrobe and make it work for after work. The key is to mix pieces that are both conservative and edgy, and put together looks that can be easily layered for a quick change when you’re headed out. Look for pieces that are versatile, that are both professional and fun. Throw on a blazer to the office and ditch it after. You don’t want to look like you are from the office at the bar, do you? Now sip your drink as you network with other drinkers and call it a day. Cheers!
Photograpy by Francis Njengaah