Heading out for a date or a night on the town directly after a day at the office can be challenging. Work wear is normally conservative and constricting and there’s not a lot of time to change into an entirely new outfit. Luckily, there are certain accessory pieces that can dramatically transform drab clothing into acceptable dating attire. Below are five stores in the DFW area that carry interesting pieces that can help you do just that.
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
SWAG carries a number of beautiful statement pieces, including dramatic necklaces that can definitely transform day wear to date wear. For instance, the store offers a number of multi-strand pearl necklaces with dramatic pendants, colorful beaded necklaces, and precious gem neck wear that make a dull outfit pop for date night.
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A sexy shrug will make any outfit appear more elegant, including office clothing. In addition, this accessory is the perfect way to keep warm, yet maintain an evening feel to an outfit. Spoiled Pink carries this crochet beaded shrug that looks deceivingly expensive but surprisingly affordable at $36, and will jazz up professional wear for that special date.
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Sexy Stilettos and Pumps
Hours: Mon to Sat – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Electrique boutique boasts a line of unique clothing, swimwear and accessories, and carries a number of sexy shoe choices that will take any office outfit to a new level. From sassy pumps and stilettos to platform peep-toes, this store has it all. In addition, evening shoe wear is available in a multitude of colors to complete a date night ensemble.
Dramatic Evening Clutch
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Elaine Turner is a Texan with a cosmopolitan sense of style. The store carries great pieces that are sure to make a statement. A dramatic python or sequined clutch is the perfect accessory to head out from the office to a night on the town. Additionally, Elaine Turner Boutiques carry a large line of such clutches, so there are many to choose from to match accentuate almost any outfit.
Hours: Mon to Sat – 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sam Moon stores strive to make its customer comfortable and attempt to cater to varying lifestyles and fashion desires. The shop sells belts with bling, including those with gemstones and rhinestones in various colors of leather, including zebra print. These belts are sure to bedazzle any work place ensemble and turn it into a night time sensation.
Cindy Adams is an experienced freelance writer who has a Juris Doctor in Law. She also attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, has been schooled in the art of makeup and is a shopping and style junkie. She loves to explore the latest in fashion and share her experiences with readers to keep them informed. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.