Round 5 of ABC Family’s Jane By Design Style Challenge is on right now and the task was pretty fun! The email came from Jane herself, who by the way sounds super sweet! Can’t wait to get to know her in her all new show, Jane By Design premiering on ABC Family Jan. 3rd. Here was is this rounds challenge instructions:
“Take the white shirt out of your trunk and put it on your dress form. Using accessories from your own collection (or anything else you can think of), show how you would style the shirt for a day at the office. Then, change the look entirely and show me how you would style the same shirt for a dressy cocktail party. Post photos of both styles to your blog, and write an entry explaining what you did to create each look. Ask your readers to share their day-to-night styling tips here and mention the name of your blog. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!”
For a day at the office you want to look nice, but still be comfortable. What you wear must be functional but in a fashion industry position still trendy. Since scarfs, in all seasons, seem to be all the rage I wanted to incorporate one into our daytime look. They are function too, it will keep you nice and warm on a chilly day at the office but it is easily removed if it gets a bit warm. I added a brown braided belt to the waist making a white button down shirt a lot more feminine by adding shape to the body. I also added some dangling earrings in gold tones to pick up on colors in the scarf. Pair this shirt with a dark navy skinny pant and a pair of brown boots and you are set for a day at the office!
After a long day at the office you may not have enough time to go home and change looks entirely before heading to a work cocktail party. If you just throw a few accessories and a different pair of shoes into a day bag you can quickly change in the bathroom or car before you arrive at the party! For my nighttime look I opened up the white button down shirt a few buttons. I made sure to have a grey lace cami underneath. Then over the white shirt I added a grey crop vest that has some really pretty frilly details on it. You can leave on the dark navy skinny pants and change the shoes into a grey heel with some flower embellishments on them. For jewelry swap out the daytime earrings with something a little longer – I opted for gold earings with pink on them to pull some feminine colors into the outfit. I also added longer necklaces in the same tones as the earrings. After a long day your hair might need an update. So I completed our look with a pink lacey bow that you can add just below your bun on on the side of your head pulling a little hair back.
Do you have any day to night style tips to share? Do you carry extra jewelry with you to spruce up your look or maybe take your makeup bag everywhere you go? I would love for you to share on the Jane By Design Facebook Wall HERE, make sure you mention Chip and Co. sent you! It really helps us out when you comment so please feel free to share!
- ABC Family’s Jane By Design Style Challenge Round 4 (chipandco.com)
- ABC Family’s Jane By Design Style Challenge – Task 2 (chipandco.com)