If you’re always on the go like me, dressing differently for day and night is more of a pinterest board goal than reality. Going from work to an event or happy hour isn’t too tricky, but what if you have to go from a casual daytime event to an upscale evening affair…and it’s a million degrees fahrenheit outside? Welcome to my #FirstWorldProblems #LAIsNotRealLife Saturday dilemma.
1ST STOP | Midnight In Paris Record Release Pool Party | West Hollywood
There are two type of pool parties in LA: ones you go to splash around in the water & others you go to look cute hanging poolside. I had no intention on effing up my hair before my next stop, so I dressed for the latter option. Skybar at The Mondrian Hotel is a great bougie LA venue with a typically aspirational & swanky crowd…so I had to look the part. I paired a flowy hot pink crop top with a mint colored shorts, and neutral accessories (nude strappy heels, nude fringe purse, brown beaded bracelets, and gold earrings) for a tropical vibe. My style is eye catching and bright, so color-blocking these bold colors wasn’t daunting at all. You don’t want to overdo i with accessories or make-up if you’re going to a daytime event, because it can often look heavy or like you are trying too hard. I kept my make-up and adornments simple and fun.
2ND STOP| Family Equality Council’s Impact Awards| Beverly Hills
In the evening I was assigned to cover the red carpet at this awards show for my job (Access Hollywood). The time period between the pool party and this event were so close, that I knew I needed double duty out of my wardrobe. Shorts? Not going to work. In my bag I had a few items to take my playful tropical look in to evening attire. I kept the pink top, switched to a blue and white high waisted pencil skirt, added a layered gold necklace, and put on a darker lip color. The high waisted skirt & crop top combo ended up providing enough coverage to be tasteful for the more mature and formal event. Since my other accessories were neutral, I did not have to worry about carrying extra shoes or bags.
Making easy outfit modifications made my day go by so much smoother, so I could focus at the task at hand. On the carpet I interviewed actresses Julie Bowen and Sarah Paulson, as well as ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Kyle Richards and Camille Grammer. However, the real reason I was convinced to work on a Saturday night was to see Kim Kardashian in the flesh! She skipped the red carpet, but I stayed for a portion of the show to watch her grace the stage to present an award. You can watch her speech and my interviews tonight (March 13th) on Access Hollywood or later online at AccessHollywood.com
TIPS FOR DAY-TO-NIGHT OUTFIT CHANGES
- Pencil skirts always look classy and sophisticated! A black skirt is a must in your closet, but I also suggest fun prints and colors to mix and match like I did.
- Pay attention to the type of fabrics you are wearing. If my top was cotton, it may have looked too cheap to wear later at a higher class event.
- Accessories make the outfit! If you keep it minimal in the daytime, adding one or two key pieces at night will elevate your style.
- Make-up completes your overall appearance. Like with clothing, if you keep it minimal in the daytime you have room to add more in the evening. Concentrate on darkening your eyeshadow or lip color…but don’t do both (tacky). I try to have a dark and light lip gloss in my purse at all times.
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