Three Style Hacks to Take Your Look from Desk to Date (Heels Optional)


Feeling bummed that February 14 falls on a weekday? NBD. And no need to schlep a bag full of makeup, stilettos, or a change of clothes to work, either. Just steal these three fail-proof tricks and you'll arrive at your romantic dinner date *not* looking like you just left the office. Paired with the right dress, these three hacks can easily modify your look to go from AM to PM in less time than it takes your Lyft to show up.

Your day-to-night recipe includes a plain wrap belt (Ada Collection makes the best ones anywhere), which transforms your look by cinching in your waist for a sexy hourglass shape and shortens your dress to reveal just the right amount leg. This style trick also works with a skirt and blouse outfit.

Plan ahead for the second style hack for the woman with long tresses: Before leaving to work on a day that might end with a night out, wrap your wet hair in a tight bun after misting it with a light-hold hair spray and dabbing the ends with the tiniest amount of coconut oil. (Use whatever's left on your hands after slathering your legs and torso.) When you let your hair down just before heading out that night, you'll have smooth and silky body that you can finger-comb and shake out for fun, tousled volume that feels soft and looks more modern than a stick-straight flat-ironed do.  

The last step is to upgrade your evening with some sparkly bronzy shadow or liner smudged around the entire eye. Anchor this look with dark brown eyeliner and curl your lashes before applying a double coat of mascara and you're set! The great part is that a rusty or gold-flecked eyeshadow works well with any lip color, so you're free to amp it up with a classic red or go sweet and simple with a pink gloss. (Just stay away from matte lipstick, which can read too harsh for night.)

Now go enjoy your Valentine's and let the sitter know you'll be back a bit later than usual tonight ;-)

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