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What to Wear From Work to Play


When you’re sitting at your desk, eyes on the clock for the proverbial end of day whistle, the last thing you want to do is think about changing your outfit. Hit the door running with these great desk-to-dinner outfit ideas from Uniqlo.

While bright and zany patterns usually have no place at the office, nowhere in the rule book does it say that you can’t add them later. Nothing creates a pop more than pop culture. Draping on one of Uniqlo’s SPRZ NY Stoles adds a playful burst of color and pattern that turns your monochromatic sheath dress into a dazzling outfit. And it’s all done with a shout out to a few of our culture’s most fun and artistic icons in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art. Find a few favorites among the Andy Warhol flowers, skulls and tiaras, the scribble wonderland of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring’s iconic bubble and playful figures.

A strong solid color can create the perfect canvas for success, both at work and play. Uniqlo’s extra fine merino wool turtleneck dress is both classic and feminine, coming in bold colors that scream power (we’ve spotted a ruby red). Perfect for a work atmosphere, pair one of these lovelies with a light cardigan and tall boots for those offices with overzealous A/C. Once you hit the door for the night, change it up with a patterned stole and a skinny mesh belt in a contrasting color for a more glamorous look day-to-night look.

Uniqlo’s ankle length pants are all about structure, with wooly textures, sleek lines and modest colors like beige, gray, black and navy. When you don a crisp oxford and classic heels, you’ll definitely exude an air of “I got this one, boss.” But when the clock strikes five, toss on a chunky statement necklace along with a glitzy pair of pointy toes pumps and that sophistication just went up a notch. Pair with a dazzling clutch and you’re on your way out the door.

Blouses can feel so buttoned up. The easy breezy feel of Uniqlo’s chiffon changes all that. With cool and cute polka dots and tiny stars, these long sleeve airy blouses are perfectly divine when paired with a Ponte pencil medium length skirt. Add a little edge to your outfit by rolling up the sleeves, wearing a pair of playful high-heel booties and grabbing a patent leather clutch for your night out.

Uniqlo’s striped flare sleeveless dress adds the perfect amount of pattern and play to your day at the office. Pair the dress with one of their tailored blazers to create a perfect harmony between feminine flare and structured seriousness. The spirited black and white (or navy and black) combos nicely tow the fine line between work and after-hours. Think of adding a pair of opaque tights and tall boots to complete the look.

When you’ve been working 9 to 5 but still have a few hours of play left in you, you can always rely on Uniqlo’s cool yet classic pieces to take you from business to fun time—with some change leftover.