Happy Hour: From Cubicle to Cocktails

Posted October 26, 2012 by Baaba Grant-Acquah in Building Your Brand
Happy Hours have been essential in my career, and not because I enjoy the occasional cocktail, but because they allow me to connect with co-workers or catch up with friends. It’s surprising how much you can learn about someone during happy hour. They’re great ways to build relationships and network, so it can be beneficial to attend a few. Check out a previous Career Girl Network post on 5 Situations to Avoid at Office Happy Hour.

Just because Happy Hours take place after work doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dress to impress. Depending on what you wear to work, it can be hard to transition from workwear to happy hour attire.  That’s why  it’s never too early to plan an afterwork outfit. Since its unlikely you will be able to go home and make a quick wardrobe change, you should plan your outfit for the day and bring additional items to work that can help you be happy hour ready.  Here are some tips for transitioning  from the cubicle to cocktails:

  • Wear a tank or a cami under your blazer or sweater and remove the blazer after hours.
  • Bring some bold jewelry like a statement necklace or bracelet to add some style to your outfit.
  • Bring a makeup bag with face powder, lipstick, blush and mascara to freshen up your face.
  • Don’t forget to bring heels or boots that will instantly make your outfit chic.

Check out some Cubicle to Cocktail looks below.


Cubicle to Cocktails


Miss Selfridge polka dot cocktail dress / River Island , $72 / ALDO / Pointy toe shoes / Dorothy Perkins yellow gold jewelry / Chanel lip makeup


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Dorothy Perkins / Warehouse , $40 / Mango pencil skirt / Black pointy toe flat / High heels / Bib necklace

About the Author

Baaba Grant-Acquah

Baaba Grant-Acquah is a fashion stylist, blogger and corporate client manager. She is a curator of style and knows where to find the perfect pieces for any wardrobe. She is continually inspired by her clients and truly enjoys the process of providing creative solutions to fit her client's needs.