02/24/2012 08:15 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How To Take A Floral Blazer From Day To Night (PHOTOS)

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.

"Florals for spring? Groundbreaking." The sarcastic remark made by Miranda Priestly in "The Devil Wears Prada" couldn't ring truer when it comes to the unexciting overuse of floral prints on so many seasonal designs. However, this spring offers up a more painterly printed floral, one that can be worn on a jacket or pant just as easily as on a blouse or dress. Case in point: this fresh Balenciaga blazer. For daytime, wear it with vintage-inspired shades, a deeply toned top with black skinny jeans and a structured sandal. During a night out, an abstract floral blazer is perfection over a minimal, nude dress. Add a hint of sparkle and shine with a simple, but colorful necklace and feminine heels.