After-work drinks are always a great idea (if you ask me, at least). The only issue, however, is finding time to change before going from cubicle to cocktail lounge. The solution? Swapping in a few tote-friendly extras that can take your look from day to night-appropriate in five minutes flat.

Transition Your Outfit from Desk to Date

By Day
Keep the look polished and professional with a buttoned-up blouse and skinny pants. Step into strappy nude heels and slip on thick-framed readers for attention-commanding style.

By Night
Let your hair down (literally) and untuck your top. Then, switch out the 9-to-5 blazer for an edgy moto jacket and swap your sandals for peep-toe booties. Second date, guaranteed.

Our Elie Tahari Women & Men Boutique opens Wednesday, February 5, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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February 5, 2014