People in the fashion industry often refer to day-to-night looks as if they are the most mindless kinds of outfits to put together. In case you haven't noticed, they are actually quite complicated when you don't know what to look for. How is it even possible for a look to be both casual enough for day but elevated enough for a night out? If you are baffled, you aren't the only one.
Thankfully, there is a group that lives this busy lifestyle all too well—celebrities. With their ever-changing and never-ending schedules, a day-to-night look is their idea of a perfect outfit. Their tricks of the trade all come down to one key piece per look, which we've listed for you below. Whether it's a silk top or leather pants, when it comes to effortless day-to-night dressing, the phrase "one and done" has never applied more.
Keep reading to see the celebrities who reign supreme at day-to-night dressing, and shop the items you'll need to achieve the day-to-night look of your dreams.
A Faux-Fur Coat
On Bella Hadid: Givenchy bag; Stuart Weitzman shoes
Faux-fur coats are appropriate for both day and night. Bella Hadid chose to wear hers with skinny jeans and ankle boots for a cool winter ensemble.
Available in sizes S to L.
On Chrissy Teigen: Jimmy Choo boots
Over-the-knee boots make quite the statement during the day, but when you choose a pair in a neutral tone and pair them with a subtle sweaterdress, it's the perfect day-to-night look.
Available in sizes 8.5 to 12.
A Silk Top
On Emma Roberts: Galvan top; AG jeans; L.K.Bennett heels
Silk is a fabric that always reads as elegant. With a blazer thrown over a silk top, this look is office-ready. All you have to do is take off your top layer and you have an ideal night-out ensemble.
Available in sizes 12 to 24.
On Gigi Hadid: Frame jacket; Unravel pants; Saint Laurent bag
Gigi Hadid rocks leather pants like none other—but so can you. Their sleek sheen and rocker vibe make for the perfect day-to-night pants.
Available in sizes 23 to 32.
A Statement Dress
On Hailey Baldwin: Vatanika dress; Lili Claspe choker; Dior boots
Hailey's look here proves that any standout dress can be made casual enough for day with a simple pair of black ankle boots. We are particularly loving her velvet choice here.
Available in sizes XS to 4X.
A Graphic Tee
On Kendall Jenner: Los Angeles Lakers World Champs Back to Back T-Shirt; Givenchy bag; Manolo Blahnik pumps
Kendall proves that graphic tees go with anything and are perfect anytime. To make the piece work for evening, be sure you finish off your look with a polished pair of pumps.
Available in sizes P to L.
A Bomber Jacket
On Jessica Alba: Tory Sport jacket; By Johnny top and skirt; Tory Burch bag; Nicholas Kirkwood sandals
Bomber jackets are a great piece to always have on deck for both day and night. The unique structure and often sleek material make for the perfect item to juxtapose with an elegant look, like Jessica's here, or a more laid-back one.
Available in sizes S to L.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.