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From boardroom to happy hour: Instant glamour

Kori Ellis is an editor and writer based in San Antonio, TX, where she lives with her husband and four children. At SheKnows, she writes about parenting, fashion, beauty and other lifestyle topics. Additionally, Kori has been published i...

You may often find yourself needing to go from work to Happy Hour or another evening event. To make the transition from the office to the party scene, you don't need to change your whole wardrobe or re-do your makeup completely. With just a few subtle changes, you can go from office chic to instant glamour in no time at all. Here are a few tips to give your look the glamorous boost it needs!

Glamour MakeupLip gloss
Get your shine on! As simple as it sounds, a coat of lip gloss can really change the look of your makeup. Apply a new coat of lipstick (preferably in deep red), then dab a little lip gloss in the center of you bottom lip. Smack your lips together and Voila! (Don't apply lip gloss all over your lips -- it will be much too sticky.)

Black eyeliner
Whether you like liquid, gel, pencil or cake liner, it doesn't really matter. Line your top lashes with a thick line of your chosen black liner, extending it slightly beyond the outer corner of your eyes with a little flip upward. This will create a subtle cateye look that's great for evenings out.

Dangly earrings
You probably don't realize how much a glitzy pair of earrings can do for your look until you try it! A pair of dangly earrings with rhinestones is just perfect to give your face a glamorous lift. If you have long hair, brush it over your ears and set it in place with gel or spray to keep the attention on your earrings. Or better yet, pull your hair into a quick up-do to focus on your earrings and beautiful face.

Patent pumps
Keep a pair of your favorite patent leather pumps in the trunk of your car. A slick, shiny pair of shoes can add a touch of glamour to even the drabbest outfit. You can also buy little clip-on embellishments to add to your office shoes. Keep them in your glove box for fashion emergencies. These bows, jewels and other adornments are easily clipped onto the vamp of most pumps to give your shoes a little extra kick!

Colorful accessories
If you usually wear black or other neutrals to the office, maybe all you need is a little splash of color to liven up your look. A bright pink scarf, a bold red clutch or a fuchsia headband will do the trick! Infusing color into your wardrobe is fun, flirty and a terrific way to say you are ready to party!

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