Supposed to go out to dinner with your boy right after work but thinking to call it off since you have no time to get changed and dress for the romantic date? Well, don’t! And no, you don’t need to leave your job earlier today either! You only need 4 things. And I promise you can stack them all in your business tote. Here is all you need to know how to dress from office to romantic dinner date.
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Your man certainly didn’t pick a good day to invite you out for a dinner, did he? Going out to the romantic dinner date in the middle of the week, right after long hours at work is challenging, isn’t it? Especially if you have no time to go home after work and get dressed for dinner.
Ever cancelled the date because you had to work longer and had no time to get dressed for the date? I did. But you know what? I did it once and once only. Now I just dress smart, think ahead and make my outfits work from morning till the next morning.
HERE IS WHAT TO DO IF YOU WON’T HAVE TIME TO GET READY FOR THE ROMANTIC DATE AFTER WORK
Trapped at work until the end of working hours, not being able to leave the job earlier? Not even one hour earlier since every hour counts and you are saving your leave for the winter escape to the tropics?
Well, you have two options tonight. Three as a matter of fact, but the third option is to cancel the romantic dinner date with your man. But I know you don’t want to do that. I mean why would you spend hours googling how to deal with this situation and how to dress for a romantic dinner when you have no time for dressing up.
Anyway, as said, you still have two other options. One, start coughing and asking people for some pills. Since it’s flu season, I bet your boss will send you home without thinking twice. No one wants sick people at work in the time of flu.
Can’t fake being sick since you have an important meeting today? Or you actually don’t want to leave work earlier? Don’t worry! I said you have another option left.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS AND DINNER DATE
So what is the second option? What to do if you want to nail at work and go to romantic dinner date after work without stopping at your house to get changed?
Dress like you normally would! Black pantsuit. Or any other suit.
Ps. If a suit is not your 9-5 outfit, then make it your work outfit today. And yes, you can wear a suit no matter where you work. For one, a suit (either a pantsuit or skirt suit) is fashionable this season. And for two, that saying “dress for success” is still legit.
Furthermore, grab these 4 things when leaving home early in the morning. Yes, you need the following 4 things. But don’t worry! You can stack them all in your business tote. Well most of all, but I have a solution for the 4th thing, so we are all good.
HOW TO WEAR BLACK SUIT FOR ROMANTIC DINNER DATE
Finally, the 4 things you need to update your work outfit and get ready for a romantic date instantly. Hairpin, dark lipstick, dark eyeshadows and stunning mules.
See? I told you! You can stack all of these in your business tote. Apart from the shoes of course. But you should keep an extra pair of stunning shoes at work anyway. Yes, that is what the bottom drawer at your office desk is for.
Well, if you don’t have a pair of Malone Souliers (click here to shop same Malone Souliers as I have) stacked in your office yet, now is the time. And yes, even though you could walk around in Malone Souliers all day long. Or think your chic blue office pumps are perfect for the date.
Swap the shoes for the date. Truth to be told, it only takes a minute to do it. But you will feel much better once done. You will feel dressed up for the date. Oh, and make sure it’s the fancy mules you are swapping your pumps or winter boots for this time. It’s too cold for fashionable naked sandals.
Again, if you don’t have a pair of party shoes at your office yet, bring it to work now. Pack your Malone Souliers mules in the cotton bag in the morning, bring them to the office and put them into that bottom drawer.
When you finish working open the drawer, take off your working shoes, swap them for those pretty mules. And walk out of the office ready for the date.
HAIRPIN, EYESHADOWS AND DARK LIPSTICK
Pardon, almost ready. You still need to use the other 3 things. But you will need a mirror to use them. My advice, enter the toilet room first. Pin the hairpin to your hair, put on the makeup, take a selfie and go to the bar.
DINNER DATE HAIR
Thank fashion gods who made hairpins fashionable again! So little yet so powerful. One clip and your hair is ready for dinner date.
Yes, pearl hair clips, barrettes and hairpins are back in fashion for spring summer 2019. Meaning you can wear clasps and hair clips no matter your age.
Just mind where you pin them. There is a rule of thumb for every decade. The older you are the further away from your face the hairpin should go.
Anyway, I hope you still have the old hairpins you bought with your pocket money back in primary school.
Ps. Look everywhere. I found find this pretty pearl hairpin at the bottom of the basket in which I save tooth floss. Not the place where I would expect to see it. But there it was. In front of my eyes but hidden from my sight.
Whatsoever, if you have no time for playing Sherlock Holmes and searching for your old hairpins. Or you find your old hairpins all broken, check the widget below to get some pretty and fashionable hairpins.
Finally your dinner date makeup. I already shared some of my tips on how to update your daily work makeup for the night out several times before.
Again, you only need 2 things. A dark eyeshadow and dark lipstick. I’m wearing Chanel black eyeshadow (buy Chanel Les 4 Ombres here or click here to shop 816 obscure eyeshadow which takes less space in your purse click here) and Tom Ford TOM FORD BEAUTY – Liquid Patent Lip Lacquer (shop here).
Put the black eye shadow over your daily eye makeup. And yes, you can exaggerate. The bold smokey eye is fashionable now, remember?
By the way, if you missed my 2019 eye makeup report, be sure to click here and check it later.
As it goes to the lips, no, even though it looks like a lip gloss this is not an ordinary lip gloss. I repeat we are not wearing lip gloss for the romantic dinner date. Well, unless we don’t feel like kissing. Or care walking around with a smuggled lip gloss all over our face.
Tom Ford Liquid Patent Lip Lacquer only looks like a lips gloss. Since the vinyl effect. But it doesn’t go off, and smudges everywhere like a normal lips gloss. Nor is sticky.
So yes, you can drink, eat and most of all kiss as much as you want without being afraid to end out looking like a jocker at the end of the night.
MORE DATE OUTFITS
And this is it. Now grab your phone and confirm all the pending meetings you have today. From the business meetings to the romantic dinner date. Because nothing can stop you this time. Just make sure you follow all my tips, put on your power suit in the morning, and don’t forget those 4 things that will update your work outfit for dinner date.
By the way, if you do have time to change for the date after work. Or stick to your “faking flu” plan, then be sure to go here to find more date outfits. To get a style fashion cheat sheet for this look head on over here. Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram to see what I’m wearing for dinner date.