How to transition your look from day to night: autumn looks

Versatility is key to rocking a sustainable style that works for all social situations. So, whether you’re planning to attend those after-work drinks or want to be prepared for spontaneous soirées, having autumn fashion looks that seamlessly transition from day to night is an absolute must for the new season.

In the autumnal months, this can be trickier as it’s hard to predict the temperature and you need to be prepared for those unexpected seasonal downpours. Having appropriate pieces that you can mix and match is key, curating a wardrobe that works for both daytime and night time activities.

What makes a day to night outfit?

The secret to a seamless day to night outfit is balancing smart casual elements that work for both comfort and night-time glam. Often, a day to night look will be worn more casually during the day and accessorised for the evening. You’ll be surprised by the difference a few well-placed accessories can make!

stylish knitted dress for autumn

How to transition your outfit from day to night in the autumn

Right, so you’re ready to make an impact with a day to night outfit that seamlessly transitions with ease. Let’s explore some of the key ways to transform your everyday looks into evening-ready head to toe glam.

Knitted dresses

The humble knitted dress just might be the most versatile wardrobe staple out there. Essentially, your favourite knitted jumper in dress form, it’s like wearing a warm hug throughout the day. Pair with chunky women’s trainers during daytime hours and add jewellery or heeled boots for an evening look. Why not add a splash of colour with a clutch bag? It works effortlessly for anything from the 9-5 to that 7pm dinner date.

The silk blouse

The silk blouse is a timeless top-half wonder that works for day to night transitions. During the day, you can pair a silk blouse with leather trousers or tuck it into a maxi skirt. You can layer with a cardigan or oversized blazer for warmth and wear trainers for comfort. For those evening plans, a silk blouse transitions into a glam night-time look when paired with skinny jeans or a miniskirt and some heels. Don’t forget to add some chunky jewellery to style up the look.

Bring the bling

Jewellery has a huge impact on the way an outfit comes together and it’s small enough to carry around in your bag for a last-minute night-time transition – even better! Minimalist stud earrings are a great way to accessorise during the day and are work appropriate. A small subtle necklace can also add some elegance to a daytime outfit. For those glamorous evening plans, chunky statement necklaces can completely change the tone of your outfit. Whilst glam drop earrings say,  “Why yes, I would like to see the wine menu.”

women in skirt and autumn jacket


Skirts are the perfect staple for the cooler months as they can be paired with tights which immediately smarten up the look, perfect for a transitional outfit. Midi skirts and wrap skirts are office staples, making them work for your 9-5 or those daytime shopping plans. From flowy to pencil skirts, the range of fits is endless. Pair with a turtleneck and pumps for daytime plans. Ready for wherever the night may take you? Slip on a pair of strappy heels, throw on a leather jacket and you’ll be good to go!

Heeled boots

Chunky heeled boots offer a sleek and sophisticated vibe that works for both day and night looks. Pair with knitted jumpers and skinny jeans during the day for a casual but stylish look. Chunky boots look glam with dresses in the evening or wide leg trousers and a blouse, remember to accessorise with bold necklaces and a clutch bag. Put your best foot forward and add a pair of boots to your day to night wardrobe and layer with a statement coat.

Add some of these timeless classics to your street style wardrobe and you’ll be ready for countless day-to-evening plans, without having to completely change your look. You’ll be able to find these versatile pieces when you’re next out shopping or on a fashion shopping app. Why not get creative and try mixing and matching some of your favourite pieces today? Did someone say after-work drinks? Count us in!