Work to Weekend :: Polka Dot Skirt

This post was pretty much by accident, but I like the idea SO MUCH I'm going to start featuring this as a special blog post a few times a month. I love looks that can do double duty - just change out a few accessories and you're ready to hit the town after a long day at your desk. It's a concept I use a lot when traveling, because it helps you get the most out of what you've got. So today, I'm showing you a look with a fun skirt and button up that goes from work to play in two seconds flat.

Today's work look is pretty simple. Fun skirt, button up blouse, and a black cardi. It was rainy when I left the house, so I grabbed my rainboots, but normally I'd probably do this outfit with a pair of bright flats for running around. To flip it to weekend, all we do is ditch the cardigan and swap Hunters for heels! I also like to keep a clutch in my car or even my purse if it's large enough so I can take that out on the town and leave the giant bag behind. Throw on some lipstick and you're ready for happy hour!

There's nothing revolutionary here - women have been doing this since they started taking over the office space - but sometimes being able to SEE it can help people come up with ideas. If you know you'll be going out after work, you can throw some heels or a sparkly necklace in your bag for later. And it never hurts to see how pieces can be both conservative and fun, as far as I'm concerned.

Top, MICHAEL Michael Kors via TJMaxx (similar).
Skirt, E.Leigh's (similar).
Boots, Hunter (exact).
Heels, Joss by JustFab.
Necklace, H&M.