How to take your look from the office to after-hours in a hurry.
Up against the clock with just minutes to spare until you need to jet out the door? Don’t panic, we are revealing the super speedy tricks to taking your look from desk-appropriate to dancefloor-ready in just five minutes flat.
First things first, switch up your shoes. A pair of spindly soles has the power to instantly transform and dress-up any outfit, so keep a pair stashed beneath your desk at all times in case of last-minute social plans. Swap out plain but sensible work wear pumps for high open-toe heels like this pair of gold strappy sandals by Giambattista Valli.
Metallic sandals AED 2,865, Giambattista Valli at Boutique 1 in Mall of the Emirates
While dry shampoo can work wonders, few-days-old locks are sometimes best pulled-back. Keep a comb and mini hairspray in your desk drawer for speedy hair solutions. For a quick up-do, sweep back your tresses into a ponytail and fasten with a chic metal clip. Set and tame flyaway strands with a spritz of holding spray to complete the polished look.
Metal clip and band AED 21 from H&M Dubai in Mall of the Emirates
A swipe of bold lipstick will elevate your look from day to night in a flash. We find matte formulas have more staying power over gloss but tend to be slightly drying, so prep your pout before by gently buffing a lip balm-coated cotton bud over lips to smooth and condition. Swipe on your colour of choice, blot with a tissue and you’re good to go.
Matte Lipstick AED 89 from Inglot at Mall of the Emirates