What To Wear To LTB: The Elevator Piece

Wondering what to wear to #LTB18? You’ll be evening ready in the blink of an eye with our stylish desk to dinner guide. Next up, THE ELEVATOR PIECE


If you’re at work and need to be smart and dinner-ready in the blink of an eye, there are a few ways to switch dress codes for evening. First, wear something plain and beautifully cut (not fitted) that translates well into the cocktail hour. It will be the perfect blank canvas to layer on glamorous details like chandelier earrings, statement cuffs, cool clutches or amazing heels. Literally, let your hair down … or twist it into a chignon. Show bare ankles or some décolletage – it’s as important to subtract as it is to add.
And remember, more is more in the shoe stakes …

The Elevator Piece 

A patterned coat elevates a black polo and tailored trousers and black and white is a key trend this season. The holy trinity of hat, bag and gloves transforms your day look from plain to just plain special.

Black and white zigzag coat, €139; black turn-up trousers, €69; both Lennon Courtney at Dunnes Stores. Black polo-neck sweater, €15; black envelope clutch bag, €15; both at Dunnes Stores. Black Casque felt hat with bow, €170, at Anthony Peto, 14 South Anne Street, Dublin 2. Black Fergie fingerless leather gloves, €220, at Paula Rowan, Westbury Mall, Dublin 2. Grey Elyette ponyhair shoes, Christian Louboutin, €995, at Brown Thomas.

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