Q: I have three jobs: dog walker, assistant and event coordinator. For all of them the attire generally consists of a T-shirt, jeans and sneakers. But I feel so much more confident when I dress up, and I’ve got a closet full of dresses, tops and shoes that just collect dust. How do I look great (but still functional and practical) at these jobs? —Kori
A: Dear Kori,
Jump on the evening-for-day bandwagon, which is huge, says executive fashion director Alexis Bryan Morgan. The key to this look is in mixing the formal and casual elements: “You can take a dress and make it casual with a cardigan and flat shoes—or you can make jeans fancier with a sparkly top and a pair of heels. Either way, the idea is to have fun. It’s sort of a great excuse to pull a bunch of stuff out of your closet and mix it up—” Alexis’ eyes glowed, warming to the idea. “I love throwing things together that I wouldn’t normally pair and seeing how it works. And I love shopping my closet!” Think nighttime with daytime, think unexpected and think how great you’re going to look (and feel!).