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How To Transition A Dress From Day To Date Night

My mission is to help you look like you have your act together, even when you don’t! As women, we have a million things going on every day. So, we usually have those days where we need to get dressed for a full day of different activities and occasions. I have a few tips on how to transition a dress from day to date night. And it’s super simple!

Day To Date Night Outfits, fashion blogger Busbee Style wearing black susana monaco dress, golden goose sneakers, retrofete denim puff sleeve jacket, aviator sunglasses in Telluride, Colorado

Day To Date Night Outfits, fashion blogger Busbee Style wearing black susana monaco dress, retrofete denim puff sleeve jacket in Telluride, Colorado

Day To Date Night Outfits, fashion blogger Busbee Style wearing black susana monaco dress, retrofete denim puff sleeve jacket, aviator sunglasses in Telluride, Colorado

Day To Date Night Outfits, fashion blogger Busbee Style wearing black susana monaco dress, golden goose sneakers, retrofete denim puff sleeve jacket, aviator sunglasses in Telluride, Colorado

DRESS | CAMI | JACKET | SNEAKERS | SUNGLASSES

#1 | Black Dress For Daytime

If you know you’re heading to date night straight from running errands, dropping kids off, or whatever you have going on…you have to plan your outfit accordingly. During the day, you want to be casual and comfortable. But you want to make sure you still look sexy for date night.

This black Susana Monaco dress is perfect for date night! It has a sexy deep v neck, it’s sleeveless, and has an asymmetrical hem (more photos below). But it’s a little too sexy for everyday outings. I shared more about this dress in my post on what to wear on a date night over 40. I threw on a chic denim jacket by Rotate for added coverage. This jacket has fun puff sleeves and cool distressing. The fit is amazing, and I love that it’s not just a basic denim jacket. To complete the look, I have on Golden Goose sneakers. If you missed my thoughts on whether these sneakers are worth the investment, check out my review of Golden Goose sneakers.

Date Night Outfit Over 40, Fahsion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a black asymmetrical Susana Monaco dress with lace cami, Valentino Sandals, and QUAY aviator sunglasses in Telluride, Colorado

DRESS | CAMI | SHOES | SUNGLASSES | SIMILAR BRACELET | RING | EARRINGS

#2 | Black Dress For Date Night

For date night, shed the jacket to show some skin and swap out the sneakers for fun sandals. The sandals I’m wearing are studded mules by Valentino. But you can wear strappy heels, closed-toe mules, or whatever your favorite date night shoes are! Since this dress has a deeper v neckline, I added a lace cami underneath so the girls aren’t out on display, but the lace peeking out is still very sexy.

Day To Date Night Outfits, fashion blogger Busbee Style wearing black susana monaco dress, golden goose sneakers, retrofete denim puff sleeve jacket, aviator sunglasses in Telluride, ColoradoDate Night Outfit Over 40, Fahsion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a black asymmetrical Susana Monaco dress with lace cami, Valentino Sandals, and QUAY aviator sunglasses in Telluride, Colorado

Simple Tips for Transitioning from Day To Night

  • Always Swap Your Shoes – You should wear your comfy shoes during the day and swap out for heels or sexy sandals to dress it up at night. Even if you’re wearing jeans and a tee with sneakers, throwing on heels instead will elevate the look.
  • Updated Jewelry – Consider bringing some dressier jewelry in your bag to spice up your look. Throwing on some statement earrings can completely change an outfit! This is true for most accessories…
  • Strategic Layers – If I wanted to, I could still wear that denim jacket during date night. Think about what jackets you can wear during the day that will transition into a sexy date night look. Moto jackets and blazers are some of my favorite day to night layers!

How do you like to transition your looks from day to night? Please share in the comments!

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How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
Erin Busbee
After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of nearly 700,000 dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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