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03/09/2012 08:08 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

How To Take A Pantsuit From Day To Night (PHOTOS)

A matching pantsuit shouldn't be reserved for the average banker or school-boy prepster. In feminine cuts and patterns, it's a surprisingly chic and sharp way to switch up your style. For day, try a checked pantsuit with a casual pastel tee, retro shades and neutral leather brogues. When dressing for evening, pair your ensemble with a delicate, lacy top, geometric necklace and platform heels for a polished, sophisticated look. No matter how you choose to suit up this season, this is one getup that is instantly cool for day or night.

Getting dressed for day can be as easy as one, two, three, but when you have to quickly go from dressed down to dressed up, the equation gets a little trickier. When it comes to day-to-night dressing, simple additions will help you do the math. You can add a layering piece for the nine-to-five or a pair of killer heels and a clutch for cocktail hour, but whatever the case, it's definitely the little things that count.

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