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Desk-to-Dinner, UNIQLO Edition

In the hustle and bustle of the city, we Philadelphians sure do work – and play – hard. Up early, out the door, to the office, and then (hopefully) decompressing at happy hour; clothing that easily transitions from day to dusk is a luxury deserving of this lifestyle. Forget lugging a tote bag filled with an outfit change for when 5 pm hits. Rather, start your day in THE look that will take you round the clock, or as we like to say, from desk-to-dinner.

No frills, but fabulously stylish, UNIQLO’s everyday attire is sure to stock your closet with weekday essentials you will want to wear all day and night long. With a foundation of classic basics refined with fashion-worthy details, it’s a cinch to add an accessory here, change a shoe there or leave your look as is.

Beginning with a work-wear favorite, the dress, UNIQLO boasts an impressive collection of this go-to. The clean lines and feminine details of the Flare ¾ Sleeve Dress and the Ripple Sleeveless Dress, both in classic black, make them LBD perfection. Yearning for a chunky necklace, patterned tights and a streamlined pump, they easily transition from a professional office setting to dinner on Rittenhouse Square, no change necessary. Feeling a little fiery? Curb your craving in the tailored silhouette of this Extra Fine Merino Turtle Neck Dress. An easy, throw-on-and-go look, it can be seamlessly layered under a trusty Stretch Blazer, which is also the perfect accompaniment to this fiercely printed Silk Printed Blouse  and must-have Ultra Stretch High Rise Jeans in black. (Don’t worry, no one will be able to tell you’re wearing jeans…they’re just that good!)

The key to any wardrobe, especially when it comes to work, is separates. From tops to bottoms, there’s nothing like arming your closet with a foundation of essentials that can go with anything and everything. Mixing prints and patterns with solids and textural details will effortlessly take your look from skyscraper to candlelight.

Go graphic in a mix of black and white by slipping into these slim and stretchy houndstooth Leggings Pants. The epitome of cool-weather style, houndstooth can go the distance be it with bright pops of colors or as a sleek pairing to this chic Merino Blend Combination Tunic. For day, add a rich leather bag and pointy-toe flats, while night calls for sky-high booties, chunky earrings and trend-worthy skulls by way of this SPRZ NY Andy Warhol Stole.

Take your separates up a few notches by expertly utilizing them in colorblocking! A huge trend for spring and summer that is still going strong, large blocks of complimentary colors are sure to strike a statement. When it comes to this, balance is key. From proportion to hues, you can, without a doubt, burst into the office in saturated shades so long as they are juxtaposed with tailored silhouettes. Begin with the polished lines of this Ponte Pencil Skirtin universally flattering navy; add a nude shoe and this Silk Half Sleeve T Blouse in all its vibrantly pink glory. To chase the chill of the office – and the nighttime air – tie this Extra Fine Merino Crew Neck Cardigan in standout red around your shoulders for a touch of preppy-meets-chic, day to night.

Shop all of these must-have desk-to-dinner looks at UNIQLO!