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

When heading to the office, reaching for a blazer is a knee-jerk reaction for most men. But you know that super-soft cardigan you love? It’s also a perfectly acceptable 9-to-5 option. Check out how, with the right finishing touches, you can achieve a polished and professional look with your favorite comfy sweater.

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September 5, 2013

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6AM: Early morning run. Resolutions aren’t so hard to keep when the music (literally) plays to your own beat.

7AM: Choose a room-commanding power suit (just follow GQ’s tips for each body type) and remember to add accessories. Cuff links and accent socks go a long way.

8AM: Grab a cup of coffee and get to the office early to crush it.

9:30AM: Client meetings all morning. Although this is run-of-the-mill, don’t forget to brush up on your meeting skills to keep things running smoothly.

12PM: Conduct a meeting with senior management. Just don’t forget the fundamentals of business.

1PM: Lunch with the guys. Get away from the office for a quick bite, a walk, anything to help you clear your mind for an hour or so. Studies show that leaving your cube helps you think outside the box.

2PM: Take a client call and work on proposals and paperwork. This time also usually includes tweeting. That’s right – businessmen tweet, too.

6PM: Happy hour with coworkers and dinner on the town. Swap your office attire for a more casual button-down before heading out (yes, this requires planning ahead). Go for something with a fun, printed cuff to stand out from the sea of suits.

Our Workplace Warriors: Men’s Suiting Essentials Boutique opens Saturday, January 12, at 11AM ET.

By Abigail Kuzia, Editor

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January 12, 2013