13 Pieces That Will Take You from from Work to Happy Hour

Confession: I love a good happy hour. A couple times a week I’m hopping between press events or trying to catch up with a friend after a long work day. It’s very rare that New Yorkers are out of work in time to make the designated “happy hour” window, but we normally head straight from work to dinner or drinks. We don’t have time or really the patience to trek home to change before heading out for the evening. Enter: Outfit Problem #13585 – What pieces can take you from the office to happy hour?  Or even the work week to the weekend? Below are 13 items Team SAK believes are work AND happy hour approved. xo

The Plaid Blazer

An oversized blazer is an essential for the office and you can style it to make it happy hour appropriate too! A fun and funky blazer can easily cross the line from work to happy hour. This whole look could be considered office to happy hour appropriate on casual Friday!

The Kimono

The great thing about this look is that there are multiple pieces that you can wear in the office. The white blouse, heeled boot and the kimono. A traditional white blouse is great for any office setting and the kimono is one way to add your personal style.

The Printed Pants

Printed pants are the perfect work to happy hour items. They are relaxed but also office appropriate. Pair it with an oversized black button up like I did to get an unfinished, casual look.

The Blazer &  Lace Dress

Last year I covered how to style lace in any setting; this was my office look. Pairing a boxy blazer with a delicate lace piece can easily go from work to happy hour. This is a great option for work to happy hour if you work if you’re trying to show off your personal style.

The Striped Top & Duster Vest

A simple blouse and duster vest are the perfect option for work to happy hour this fall. I’d even say the flare jeans are appropriate if they’re allowed in your office setting or if it’s casual Friday. This combo gives you both a relaxed and professional look.

The Statement Sweater & Striped Pants

Specifically in this look I believe that the pants are the perfect office to happy hour piece. However, a statement sweater is perfect for the office this time of year. Pair the sweater with a pair of striped, floral or abstract print pants for a fun look!

The Shirt Dress

A little shirt dress is the best option for office to happy hour. It’s professional but relaxed and to add some spice to it belt the dress at your waist. The key to the shirt dress though is making sure it’s not too short or two long. Below are my fave LYD that are the best of both worlds!

The Midi Skirt

Midi skirts are all the rage this fall. They’re fun flirty and fabulous. With that being said they are the perfect piece for office to happy hour. They are easily paired with different tops, jackets and shoes making them versatile.

The Moto Jacket

A good suede moto jacket is the perfect piece. For the office, drape it over your shoulders for the “fashion editor vibe” and leave it on or take it off for after-work drinks. Opt for a moto with a unique color or even pattern on it.

The Almost-Maxi Dress

An ankle length dress is the perfect fall work to happy hour piece. It’s long enough so you don’t have to worry about it at work but if you belt it it makes it happy hour appropriate. Pairing it with sneakers adds a little punch to it.



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