From Work to Play in Five Easy Outfits

The season's top trends transition from the office to an after-hours soiree in a snap.

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From pencil skirts to color blocking, the season's top trends can easily transition from the office to "after hours." Here, we paired a mint silk blouse ($180 at Reiss) with Phillip Lim's pale peach trousers ($450 at Net-a-Porter) and a bold blue blazer by Stella McCartney ($2145 at Net-a-Porter) for a playfully chic work ensemble. Strappy metallic heels ($119 at Mango) and a colorful leather clutch ($98 at BCBG) make the outfit perfect for post-work drinks or dinner.
A crisp white sundress ($60 at Zara) gets a burst of spring color paired with Juicy's bright orange blazer ($280 at Net-a-Porter). Banana Republic's floral chain necklace ($69.50 at Banana Republic) adds a dash of sparkle, while A Detacher's simple leather sandals ($449 at La Garconne) keep the look grounded.
Peplum was a key trend on the runways this season, and a simple peplum-waist pencil skirt ($68 at Topshop) lends a fresh, feminine touch to any office-ready wardrobe. We paired the trend with a printed lilac blouse ($240 at Reiss) and Miu Miu's criss-crossed burgundy sandals ($795 at Net-a-Porter) for a ladylike look. A twisted-chain choker ($118 at BCBG) feels classic without being overly glitzy.
J.Crew's color-blocked shift dress ($98 at Net-a-Porter) has a retro appeal paired with colorful tweed flats ($69.90 at Zara). Bold geometric accessories like Marni's printed clutch bag ($620 at Net-a-Porter) and pyramid-shaped earrings ($28 at BCBG) are sophisticated enough for a work environment, but still pack a glamour-girl punch.
The slim, super-functional shape of Etro's stretch crepe dress ($1260 at Net-a-Porter) is perfect for working gals on the go, and the bright violet hue will stand out in a dimly-lit restaurant post-work. A smart cropped blazer ($340 at Reiss) and python-print pumps ($96 at Topshop) add a bit of polish, while a bejeweled collar with shimmery spikes ($9.80 at Forever 21) keeps the look modern.
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