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Day to Night Styles with 5 Key Pieces

March 3, 2015

You’re on the go all day and have plans for the evening. Why not simplify things by taking your style from day to night? With a little planning it’s easy to envision how your look can take you from brunch to a movie night with only a few, simple tweaks. We’ve selected five key pieces that can be dressed up or down depending on where the day takes you. And be sure to take a peek at our video for a bonus look that’s easy breezy. Day to night styles have never been more fun!

Look polished and confident as you rock the Brushstroke Dress. Simply pair it with a cardigan and kitten heels and you’ve got a classy look for brunch with the girls. Turn up the volume in the evening by rocking some stylish booties, a high glossed lip and hard metallics for jewelry.

DAY: Hourglass Cardigan, Brushstroke Dress, Michael Kors Waatch, Trina Turk Shoes, Halogen Belt, Kate Spade Necklace

NIGHT: Weekend Jacket, Brushstroke Dress, Joe’s Shoes, Givenchy Bangles, Too Faced Lipstick, Baublebar Earrings

Made for layering, the Split Back Pullover practically acts as an accessory in a day-to-night look that’s fit for any age. Feel comfortable all day wearing it as a layer over CAbi’s jumpsuit and then dress it up at night with a pair of heels and bangle bracelets. It’s perfect any time of day!

DAY: Split Back Pullover, French Navy Jumpsuit, Pop Scarf, Tieks Shoes, Warby Parker Sunglasses, Marc Jacobs Bag

NIGHT: Split Back Pullover, Simple Cami, White Skinny Jeans, Candy Print Scarf, Steve Madden Sandals, JCrew Bangles, Argento Vivo Earrings

There’s nothing more lovely than selecting fresh local produce and then preparing a delicious meal for a family gathering. The Amelie Skirt is your go-to item to seamlessly take you through the day. Pair with slip-ons while you stroll the farmer’s market and then dress it up perfectly with a pointy flat and some texture with the Sorbet Pullover.

DAY: Wide Stripe Tank, Amelie Skirt, Cable Sweater, Tory Burch Sneakers, LAMB Tote, Dr. Jart+ BB Cream, Banana Republic Earrings

NIGHT: Sorbet Pullover, Simple Cami, Amelie Skirt, Jimmy Choo Flats, Stella McCartney Belt, Jules Smith Necklace

A perfect base piece for a day to night look is the Sleeveless Double Drape Tee. It has a “wear anywhere” feel and, with some easy layering and accessories, it can go from casual to top notch in a flash. Think of it as a canvas that can stand alone or be embellished to achieve just the right look.

DAY: Sleeveless Double Drape Tee, White Wide Leg Jean, Weekend Jacket, Candy Print Scarf, Steve Madden Wedges, Oliver People Sunglasses, MAC Lipstick

NIGHT: Provence Sweater, Sleeveless Double Drape Tee, Runabout Pant, Rag & Bone Sneakers, Gorjana Earrings, Rebecca Minkoff Backpack

The Reversible Wrap Skirt doesn’t just work double duty, it works quadruple duty! With two different patterns, you can easily turn it inside-out to create a whole new look…but even more impressive, the adjustable waistline allows for you to wear it as a top too! Sport this as a top for a day of shopping with the girls. Then flip it to the reverse side and wear it as a skirt for a fun night out.

DAY: Sunny Cardigan, Reversible Wrap Skirt, La Jolla Cropped Super Skinny Jean, Longchamp backpack, Adidas Sneakers, Coal Fedora, Kate Spade Bracelet, Essie Nailpolish

NIGHT: Bomber Jacket, Printed Madeleine Top, Reversible Wrap Skirt, Steve Madden Sandals, Michael Kors Belt, Tory Burch Bangle, Banana Republic Wrislet, Bobbi Brown Lipstick

Be creative. What are you currently wearing that can be transitioned from day to night? You’d be surprised just how many options you likely have in your closet. Share your looks with us by using the hashtag #CAbiClothing. We love to see your creations.

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