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13 ways to take your wardrobe from workday to weekend

Mix in a pencil skirt, jewel-tone trousers, a shift dress and a statement necklace to get the most mileage from your fall closet staples.
13 ways to take your wardrobe from workday to weekend

Photo by Alvaro Goveia

Weekend to workday

A sporty dress

Get inspired by athletic silhouettes and take them to the street. Pair your sporty pieces with clean white sneakers to finish off a cute and casual look.

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target dress, $45, Target. Shoes, Lacoste. Bag, $286, J Crew.

13 ways to take your wardrobe from workday to weekendPhoto by Alvaro Goveia

Pop of red

A little cherry, crimson or ruby can go a long way to brighten up any outfit. Match this hue with solid tones or traditional patterns
like the trendy plaid in this skirt.

Merona cardigan, $25, Skirt, $28, Target. Bag, Kate Spade.

Target-woman-in-cafe-wearing-redPhoto, Alvaro Goveia.
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A pencil skirt

Pair this figure-flattering shape with a cardigan, scarf and heels for a ’50s-inspired look that’s all the rage this season.

Merona sweater, $25, Skirt, $25, Shoes, $30, Target. Salvatore Ferragamo scarf, $350, Reed Krakoff bag, Kenneth Jay Lane bracelets, $50-$60, Holt Renfrew.

13 ways to take your wardrobe from workday to weekendPhoto by Alvaro Goveia

Jewel-tone trousers

Every closet needs a great pair of slimcut pants. Instead of traditional black, look for rich hues with a bit of stretch for the best fit.

Left: Merona sweater, $25, Shirt, $18, Mossimo pants, $30, Target. Jimmy Choo shoes, $750, Davids Footwear. Necklace, $174, J Crew. Bag, Michael Kors. Books: Colour Your Library collection (30 books), $17 each, Indigo.

Right: Merona sweater, $25, Shoes, $25, Nygard shirt, $30, Mossimo pants, $30, 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target bag, $35, Target. Bracelet, $110, J Crew.

13 ways to take your wardrobe from workday to weekendPhoto by Alvaro Goveia

Preppy pieces

Private school charm with a ladylike twist creates the perfect nine-to-five style. Invest in wardrobe-building essentials like great jackets, textured knits and feminine skirts.

Left: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target sweater, $40, Merona skirt, $25, Shoes, $30, Target. Pasotti umbrella, $165, Raindrops. Bag, Mulberry

Right: Merona jacket, $40, Shoes, $30, Mossimo top, $10, Skirt, $25, Target. Bag, $102, BCBG.

13 ways to take your wardrobe from workday to weekendPhoto by Alvaro Goveia
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Denim shirt

Whether you keep it casual or dress it up (try patterned pants and a pair of heels), a chambray shirt is destined to be a four-season favourite.

Merona shirt, $25, 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target pants, $40, Bag, $55,  Target. Kate and Mel shoes, stylist's own. Necklace, $110, J Crew. Camera, Holga Camera.


13 ways to take your wardrobe from workday to weekendPhoto by Alvaro Goveia

Tinted lips

Keep them soft and subtle with a pigmented balm that conditions and moisturizes.

Pixi tinted brilliance balm in orchid petal, $16.

13 ways to take your wardrobe from workday to weekendPhoto by Alvaro Goveia

Classic trench

Buckles, belts and epaulettes never go out of style. There’s no doubt this is the perfect topper to take you into fall.

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target coat, $90, Target. Scarf, Gucci.

13 ways to take your wardrobe from workday to weekendPhoto by Alvaro Goveia
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Black and white basics

Talk about a winning combo! Every fashion expert knows these two tones were made for each other. Mix and match to your heart’s content.

Merona jacket, $35, Shirt, $12, Target.

13 ways to take your wardrobe from workday to weekendPhoto by Alvaro Goveia

Boyfriend jeans

You don’t need to literally borrow from the boys to get these trendy jeans. They’re worn in, relaxed and look surprisingly chic with just about everything.

Nygard blazer, $50, Merona top, $12, Mossimo Supply Co. pants, $25, Target. Shoes, Converse. Tom Ford sunglasses, $385, Josephson. Kenneth Jay Lane necklace, $75, Holt Renfrew. Marc by Marc Jacobs watch, $300, Watch It. Bike, Public Bikes.

13 ways to take your wardrobe from workday to weekendPhoto by Alvaro Goveia

Bright bags

With everything from jeans to party dresses, a signature bag is all you need to look put together — score extra style points if it’s in a bold colour.

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target top, $35,  Bag, $35, Mocha Collection for Target necklace, $25, Target. 2014 Ford Mustang Convertible in Gotta Have It Green, Ford.

13 ways to take your wardrobe from workday to weekendPhoto by Alvaro Goveia
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Statement necklace

Cocktail jewellery just gets hotter and hotter. And the bigger the better. A bold necklace will dress up both your LBD and a simple white tee.

Merona dress, $30, necklace, $17, Target.

13 ways to take your wardrobe from workday to weekendPhoto by Alvaro Goveia

Shift dress

Throw on this go-to one-piece when you don’t know what to wear. It looks equally elegant with high heels or ballerina flats.

Merona dress, $30, Shoes, $30, Target. Tory Burch bracelet set, $180, Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet, $50, Holt Renfrew.

13 ways to take your wardrobe from workday to weekendPhoto by Alvaro Goveia

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