Day to Night ... Done Right

Who has time for a full change of clothes before hitting the town after work? Three fashion pros show you wardrobe tweaks you can make at the office.

kirna zabete sarah easley and beth buccini
Who has time for a full change of clothes before hitting the town after work? Three fashion pros show you wardrobe tweaks you can make at the office.
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Douglas Friedman
Day to Night Fashion

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Sarah Easley (left) & Beth Buccini
Owners of NYC boutique Kirna Zabete
Keep a shopping bag with key pieces under your desk for quick but effective changes. "Trade your neutral day shoe for a brightly colored or leopard-print one," they advise. And ditch your blazer for a sequined cardigan with a metallic clutch. Easley's favorite day look is a long sleeveless vest over tailored pants. Smart in the boardroom — but when cinched with a patent belt, it becomes a genius cocktail dress (lose the pants, of course). Jewelry is also a no-fail look-shifter. "Do dangly earrings, a bold cuff, or a chunky cocktail ring," adds Buccini. "Just not all three together! Add a silky studded clutch and red lips, and you've got that Kirsten Dunst in Marie Antoinette thing down."

On Easley: Vest, price upon request, Sacai; top, $425, pants, $575, Proenza Schouler; necklace, price upon request, Jennifer Fischer; shoes, Easley's own.
On Buccini: Dress, $795, Stella McCartney; necklace, $435, Alessandra Gallo; shoes, $795, Proenza Schouler; watch, Buccini's own.
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"A big, bold cocktail ring adds glamour to any look. It's a little party on your hand!" — Beth Buccini

On Easley: Vest (worn as dress), price upon request, Sacai; belt, $365, Balenciaga; shoes, $1369, Azzedine Alaia; earrings, $715, vintage.
On Buccini: Dress, $795, Stella McCartney; shoes, $995, Lanvin; earrings, $445, Diana Broussard; clutch, $1075, Balenciaga; watch, Buccini's own. All items, kirnazabete.com.
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Shoes, $355, L.A.M.B. at Solutions.
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Earrings, $195, Badgley Mischka at Bloomingdale's.
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Top, $253, Ali Ro at C Jane.
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Cuffs, $225 and $100, Kenneth Jay Lane.
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Shoes, $470, Charlotte Olympia.
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Ring, $1100, Mesi Jilly.
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Shoes, $165, London Sole.
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Cardigan, $79.90, Matthew Williamson for H&M.
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Cardigan, price upon request, Oscar de la Renta.
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Earrings, $600, Badgley Mischka at Henri Bendel.
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Dress, $340, Shoshanna at Lord & Taylor.
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Clutch, price upon request, Nancy Gonzalez.
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Lipstick, $7.99, Revlon Super Lustrous Crème Lipstick in Fire and Ice.
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Devi Kroell, Designer
Growing up all over the world, Kroell became a big-picture thinker. Thrust on the fashion map as a handbag designer — her python hobo has become a seasonless staple — she has branched out into shoes and ready-to-wear. Her day-to-night style scheme is subtle, simple — and sensational. "The morning of a night I'm going out, I'll reach for one of what I call my un-jackets — it's got an ultramodern boxy shape with no collar." Color is the key when she swaps white for fuchsia and pairs with tailored black or white pants. Rather than dainty heels, she gets edgy with chunky platforms for p.m. As for jewelry, Kroell advocates costume whenever possible: "Fabulous matters more than real."
On Kroell: Jacket, price upon request, top, $345, pants, price upon request, shoes, $690, bag, $1790, Devi Kroell; devikroell.com.
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"Rise to the occasion of going out at night: Wear sky-high heels, never flats." — Devi Kroell

On Kroell: Jacket, price upon request, top, $345, pants, price upon request, shoes, $790, Devi Kroell; devikroell.com.
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Top, $79.50, MICHAEL Michael Kors.
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Ring, $230, Miriam Haskell.
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Jacket, price upon request, Devi Kroell.
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Belt, $850, Devi Kroell.
Pants, price upon request, Moschino.
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Bangle, $65, R.J. Graziano.
Bangle, $28, Simply Vera Vera Wang.
Bangle, $58, Nine West.
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Jacket, $139, Talbots.
Brooch, $213, Gerard Yosca Jewelry.
Brooch, $175, Subversive Jewelry by Justin Giunta.
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Shoes, $1290, Donna Karan.
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Necklace, $1795, Lanvin at Ikram.
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Pants, $59.50, Express.
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Clutch, $1490, Devi Kroell.
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Belt, $1995, Vera Wang.
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Shoes, $99, Nine West.
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Eyeliner, $19, Estée Lauder DoubleWear Stay-in-Place in Black.
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