7 Day-to-Night Looks That Actually Work

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


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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.

Over-the-Knee Boots


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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.

A Silk Top


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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.

Leather Pants


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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.

A Statement Dress


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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.

A Graphic Tee


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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.

A Bomber Jacket


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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.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.