From the Office to Happy Hour

Quite often I have a happy hour or networking event scheduled right after work and going home to change is not an option for me. Most people would probably just go in their regular office clothes to Happy Hour, but when I'm meeting with some of my fashionista girlfriends, I like to step it up a bit from my usual office wear. I typically preplan the night before to wear something that can be transformed. Usually I just try to change my accessories to create an evening look. For instance: a bit more snazzy shoes, a clutch, a more bold bracelet or necklace, and different outerwear. In a recent case, I wore my usual pencil skirt, but paired it with a top that I can wear out which I topped with a conservative sweater for the office. Then I brought along my going out sandals and a matching clutch. Here is what I chose to wear:

How to go from the office to happy hour