If you’re a busy professional, you’ve probably found yourself in this nightmarish situation: you’ve got a hot date lined up but you got held up at the office… the clock’s ticking and no matter how you try to solve the logistics, there’s no way you’ll be able to change before you head to the bar. Post-work dates are the worst but the good news is that you can easily elevate your look from business or business casual to a sultry goddess with these tricks!

If your office is jean-friendly, you’re in luck. The best way to nail the after-work date is to get prepared in advance. Keep your outfit semi-professional and pair your high-waisted denim jeans with a frilly top that will make for the perfect day-to-night look. Bring your statement mules or a pair of killer heels with you in the office to elevate your look in the blink of an eye. 

On days where you can get away with looking less professional, swap the blue denim for colored versions, and pair it with a simple wrap blouse. Go for silk tops – they look stunning in the office and the soft material will surely grab your date’s attention. You can also opt for lacy blouses which look professional while being date-appropriate: pair a nude or white blouse with a pair of red pants for a seductive touch, and finish your outfit with your favorite structured mini bag.