How to Take Your Outfit from Day to Night

June 10, 2020

Today I thought it would be fun to share this gorgeous fitted floral dress along with some tips how to take your outfit from day to night with one base look. These are easy outfit swaps to give you more wear out of your closet. I love how easily you can change a dress from daytime wear to date night!

Ever wondered how to take your outfit from day to night? Here are some easy tips starting with picking the right base layer.

First Pick a Versatile Base Pieces/Pieces

For the base of both of my looks, I selected this floral dress. It’s important when creating a wardrobe to select versatile pieces like this. When you make a purchase, start by imagining it different ways. Solid color or simple printed dresses make great options.

Casual Daytime Look

For my casual daytime look, I knew I wanted to dress this down. Here’s some things to consider.

  • Start by thinking of casual pieces to layer.
  • I knew my chambray shirt would be a casual option (see my post about how to style a chambray shirt here for even more outfit ideas!). Other ideas are a t-shirt to tie over the top, a jean jacket, etc.
  • Then simply add a casual shoe. A sneaker was a no-brainer to me with this, but a sandal, a mule/slide, so anything else like that would also work.
When considering how to take your outfit from day to night, it's really all about the casual pieces you add for daytime. Click the post to read more.
Easy outfit swaps for taking a look from day to night. Get date night ready in no time!
This floral fitted dress layered with a chambray and sneakers is the perfect easy daytime casual look. Click to read how to swap it for a date night!

Date Night Ready

When making the swap to a nighttime look, I think it comes down to the shoes! I loved how my red heels ended up working with this dress. If it were wintertime you could easily add a leather jacket, blazer, or even heeled boots.

Date night ready in this adorable floral fitted maternity dress.
This floral fitted maternity dress is the perfect base layer to wear for both day and night. Click to read more about how to take your outfit from day to night.
Pregnant and wondering what to wear for date night. I have you covered!

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  • Reply Grace June 10, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Both of these outfits are so cute! And I love the bold floral pattern of the dress. This spring I was super into layering my chambray button down over dresses, it’s just the perfect casual look. Hope you’re having a great day!

    Miles of smiles,

  • Reply Emma Peach June 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Fabulous dress! I love the red heels and bag for evening!

    Emma xxx

  • Reply Meagan Brandon June 10, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    This is such a gorgeous dress and I love how you dressed it up and down. The chambray looks great over top for a casual look!


  • Reply Laura Bambrick June 10, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    What a fun post! I love the way the dress transitions! A change of shoes really makes so much difference! That dress is darling on you!

  • Reply Kate June 10, 2020 at 11:34 am

    Gorgeous! Love this dress paired with the sneakers or heels <3

    Green Fashionista

  • Reply jodie filogomo June 10, 2020 at 11:21 am

    I love how you did this Amy Ann!!

  • Reply Lisa Richardson June 10, 2020 at 10:24 am

    You are absolutely the cutest little pregnant mama!!! Love how you transitioned this darling dress! XO

  • Reply jess jannenga June 10, 2020 at 10:05 am

    Beautiful print Amy! I love the red/orange bag too! Both looks are wonderful and it seems that Pinkblush has great pieces!
    You look beautiful.
    jess xx

  • Reply Ellibelle June 10, 2020 at 9:26 am

    What an amazing dress! Loving this print!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

  • Reply Lucy Bertoldi June 10, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Adorbs! This dress is so cute and versatile- perfect for different styling purposes. Love it with the red pumps!! Please come link up with me this Friday for my weekly Friday link up party- thanks:)

  • Reply Gentry Adams June 10, 2020 at 8:15 am

    So excited to be co-hosting with you!! I love your easy tips to transition your look- and that floral dress is such a great “base” to start with!

  • Reply Jill June 10, 2020 at 7:29 am

    This is the perfect summer dress! I love the fun and colorful print!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Reply Biana June 10, 2020 at 7:27 am

    Popping on some heels and more dramatic makeup is always my go to – especially when traveling so I don’t have to pack as much clothing lol! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge June 10, 2020 at 7:20 am

    Wonderful day to night transition, Amy Ann! This dress is so pretty and you are just glowing, my friend.


  • Reply Kelly R June 10, 2020 at 6:48 am

    Love how you transitioned this outfit from daytime to night! Obsessed with the fun, colorful print!!

    Rosy Outlook 

  • Reply Mica June 10, 2020 at 6:39 am

    Cute dress! So dressed up with the heels too! I’m impressed you can wear heels so far along in pregnancy – I always felt too clumsy and never wore then past the first trimester, haha!

    Thanks for the link up!

    Hope you are having a nice week 🙂

  • Reply Shelly June 10, 2020 at 6:25 am

    Is there anything better than an outfit that can do double duty? Nope! Such a fun win for your closet.

  • Reply Andrea Nine June 10, 2020 at 5:38 am

    What fun! I just love that print!

  • Reply Chrissy Rowden June 10, 2020 at 4:28 am

    I love styling more than one look for a dress, especially a day to night or casual to dressy feel. And I’m loving those red heels!

  • Reply Kellyann Rohr June 10, 2020 at 3:56 am

    This dress is so pretty! Love the versatility and such an easy way to dress it up. Those red heels definitely say date night!

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