7 items you need to get from your desk to your date


7 items you need to get from your desk to your date

Freshen up and transition into the night with these fashion and beauty staples made to take you from the desk to your date or social catch up in minutes. Pack your own beauty kit like you pack your lunchbox and keep some pieces from your wardrobe at the office for the quickest outfit change you can imagine. Here’s all you’ll need to feel rejuvenated and ready for wherever your night takes you.

Dry shampoo

Brush up and add some instant bounce. Shake, spray, massage in and you’re done! Pick up a can of Batiste at Priceline Pharmacy or head into Hairhouse and ask the expert hair stylists to get the most suitable one for your hair type.

Red lipstick

Nothing picks you up like a new application of your favourite red lipstick. Find your colour match with a classic red Chanel at David Jones, a matte finish from The Body Shop or a glossy from Velvet Conceps at Terry White Chemmart.

Translucent powder

Like our lips and hair, our skin needs some reviving after wearing the same foundation for 9 hours already. Keep a translucent powder in your bag for easy touch ups through the night. We recommend Clinique available at Myer, Rimmel London available at Chemist Warehouse and Nude by Nature available at Terry White Chemmart. Don’t forget your applicator, pick up vegan makeup brushes at LUSH.


Keep a bottle of perfume or essential oils in your desk drawer. They’re the perfect way to refresh and set a tone for your night ahead – equally great to do a quick spray before meeting new clients during the day! Terre De Lumiere from L'Occitane is a renowned pick for date night. If essential oils ae more your thing, head to Ishka.

Coat or jacket

Swap the blazer for that cropped leather jacket you’ve been eyeing off. It’ll add some edge to your outfit and transition that work outfit right into a date night worthy outfit. Head to Decjuba, Sportsgirl and Witchery for the most easy to wear leather jackets. This should take all of ten seconds and you’re ready to go!

Shoe change

Swap the court shoes for a fun block heel if you’re heading out to a nice restaurant like Blu Water Grill or to dance, or a pair of cool, pristine white sneakers if you’re headed someplace a little more casual Event Cinemas. Head to Jo Mercer to shop their fabulous range of heels.

Mini bag

Leave the backpack or tote and option for a small side bag or a clutch. This will add some instant polish your outfit and move your outfit into date night super easily. We’re loving the side bags at Oroton and the clutches at Colette by Colette Hayman this season. Remember to pack your lipstick and powder in here too to upkeep your look.

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