Day to Night Dressing

Looking for the perfect day to night outfits, or struggling to find the best pieces to take you from office to evening out? We’re sure you’ve got your eye on plenty of versatile pieces in our range that would work for the office and casual after-work events. We’ve put together a handy guide to give you some day to night outfit ideas that will work for every occasion…

What to wear for day to night dressing?

For day to night dressing, you need to wear versatile clothing that can be dresses up or down so you can easily transition between events. Go for tailored trousers and pair with shirts, blouses or blazers. This makes traditional office wear which you can then throw on a pair of heels with to make you ready for desk to dinner and drinks. One of the easiest ways to nail this look is purchasing a few hero pieces in your wardrobe that can be styled appropriately, and look fab at any time of the day. Look for work dresses that can be dressed up with bright accessories for night, or layered for the office and more formal events. Glam up a pair of trousers with some heels and sparkly jewellery, and a sequin clutch is the perfect accessory to add some fun to your outfit after 5pm. Shirt dresses are fantastic as they look smart and sensible for during the day but can be dressed up for a fun night out. Day to evening dresses such as a pinafore dress both work well as a transitional piece. A bright roll neck and tights will keep you cosy and looking on-trend. 


Work to evening outfits don’t have to include a dress. For a more casual style, opt for printed shirts or luxe knitwear in bright colours and patterns to make a style statement. Knitwear keeps you warm and is a great versatile layering piece, especially if you’re unsure of the weather. Pair with skinny jeans to keep a proportioned silhouette and not drown your figure, especially if you’re wearing a slightly oversized knit. Printed shirts are office-approved and look super stylish tucked into a pair of coated jeans and ankle boots

Now that we’re officially in the festive season, black is an office staple but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some shimmer out of hours. We have the perfect tie waist trousers that can be paired with a sparkly jumper to keep the outfit office appropriate. A luxe black dress looks fabulous at any time of the day. Jewellery and accessories can glam up simple tops and plain dresses, so opt for your favourite in our 3 for £10 selection

What to wear for an evening work event?

If it is a more casual work event then go for a shift dress that's suitable for day and night to allow you to transition between looking appropriate and professional, while bringing your personality through at night. If you’re heading to the event straight from work, keep a pair of heels and some accessories in your bag. For the colder nights, our stylish knitwear can make any outfit seem effortless. If you’re not keen on trousers, look for knitted skirts for office chic and throw on a fun jumper for the evening.

Going to an event after work can be stressful but planning the right day to night looks will make the transition a breeze

Top 3 versatile outfits

Here at M&Co. we’ve picked out our top 3 pieces that can easily transition you from day to night. These pieces can be dresses up or down depending on your activities, and look smart and appropriate for the office but glam and stylish for an evening work event or activities. 


Of course these pieces can be swapped out for something that suits your style. We reccommend investing in a 'hero piece' that's incredibly versatile and can be dressed up or down and works for every occasion. Knitwear and pinafore dresses are great investment buys that suit every figure. They give the right amount of cover and warmth in those colder months but still look effortlessly stylish and on-trend. For Christmas festivities, a sparkly top makes you stand out from the crowd.

Now that you have our top tips and some outfit inspiration, shop our new in and partywear edits to find the best looks to take you from day to night!